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Investing in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors

We are Minnesotans. We are lake-loving, trail-hiking, fishing, camping, birding, biking, boating Minnesotans. And whether you’d classify yourself as Blue or Red, one of the great things about Minnesota is that we all care about our Great Outdoors. Continue reading

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Local Models for Achieving Sustainability

Local Models for Achieving Sustainability

Across Minnesota, communities are finding ways to advance sustainability goals. But, is there one right way to do it? Continue reading

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The energy conservation staircase: first step is energy efficiency!

The energy conservation staircase: first step is energy efficiency!

Energy efficiency is a key conservation tool, but do you know why it’s really so important? Folks who are attracted to shiny solar panels and fancy wind turbines might wonder if the energy efficiency hype is just hot air – but there are many merits to updating home energy efficiency! Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Newsletter: Ringing in the New Year?

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Ringing in the New Year?

Every year thousands of Minnesotans tell us that clean water is their most important conservation issue. This year we will also continue our work to advance clean energy policies. Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Newsletter: Welcome to the Salt Lake Cities

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Welcome to the Salt Lake Cities

The fact is that it only takes one teaspoon of road salt to permanently pollute 5 gallons of water. Once in the water, there is no way to remove the chloride. Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Newsletter: Protecting Our Legacy

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Protecting Our Legacy

The Clean Water Council works specifically to protect our lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater and makes recommendations on how to spend a portion of the revenue generated by the Legacy Amendment. Continue reading

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A New Sustainability Commission For Bloomington

A New Sustainability Commission For Bloomington

On the evening of October 24th I was lucky enough to attend a meeting of the Bloomington City Council where they discussed a key piece of the work I’m doing as a community coordinator for Conservation Minnesota. Continue reading

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Winter 2016 Newsletter: Championing the Environmental Way

Winter 2016 Newsletter: Championing the Environmental Way

Minnesota has been a national conservation leader. Our leadership role is still active today, especially on issues concerning clean water and pollinators Continue reading

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Stewardship Towards a Better Minnesota

Stewardship Towards a Better Minnesota

Throughout these experiences one thing has become very clear to me; a team of volunteers can accomplish more than I ever imagined. Continue reading

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The maggot-filled, hazardous reality of waste

The maggot-filled, hazardous reality of waste

Have you experienced the difficulty of properly disposing organic or hazardous waste? Many in the metro have. Here’s a break-down of what waste collection woes look like to the average Minnesotan. Continue reading

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