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Solar Tariffs – Five Things You Should Know

Solar Tariffs – Five Things You Should Know

When the news blew up about the new solar tariff I was bummed, and nervous. This doesn’t seem great for the solar industry, but how will it actually impact me and my neighbors?

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What I learned at the Our New Environment Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum

What I learned at the Our New Environment Minnesota Governor Candidate Forum

The forum itself was a project of 26 different environmental and other groups including Conservation Minnesota, and was focused on what the candidates trying to be the 41st Governor of Minnesota thought about a host of environmental issues.

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Take A Hike – My Favorite Way to Find New Trails

Take A Hike – My Favorite Way to Find New Trails

An app that shows you maps of trails, gives hike reviews, difficulty rating, star ratings – and my favorite… GPS coordinates of the actual trailhead. A great resource for people looking for places to walk, hike, bike, run, ski – you name it.

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Saving Money, Helping People

Saving Money, Helping People

Energy efficiency is the cheapest energy. And, for those living on the margins, a little change can make a big difference.

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Solar Power Comes to Bloomington One House at a Time

Solar Power Comes to Bloomington One House at a Time

But what really interested me in going to the Holiday Party, in addition to getting a chance to meet folks in Bloomington interested in conservation issues, was the dedication of the chapter’s new solar power array located on the roof of the chapter house.

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Now’s your chance for solar

Now’s your chance for solar

At Conservation Minnesota, we value our partnerships. Whether it’s with a local organization or a large nonprofit, we all need to work together to protect Minnesota’s Great Outdoors.

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Why I Love Free Forest School (and you should too!)

Why I Love Free Forest School (and you should too!)

I looked into it. “Free Forest School groups host events where children and their parents or caregivers meet to explore and play together in nature.

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Lights-Free Landfills, Please

Lights-Free Landfills, Please

Holiday lights can be a huge pain – but keeping them out of the landfill doesn’t have to be. Check out this post to learn how recycling your holiday lights is easy in Minnesota!

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MPR Kicks Off New Water Initiative With Know Water, Know Beer

MPR Kicks Off New Water Initiative With Know Water, Know Beer

The Water Main is new focus area from Public Radio that intends to, “make sense of the central and complex role that water plays in our lives– from our economy to our well being, mood and even our cultural and spiritual identities.”

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Taking charge of your energy future

Taking charge of your energy future

Through their hard work and dedication to the health of their community, just last month, the City Council has approved Environment and Sustainability Task Force operations for the next two years.

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