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Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Healthy Schools, Healthy Playgrounds, Healthy Kids

Infrastructure improvements should include creating safe playgrounds and athletic fields. Toxic waste tires don’t belong on school playgrounds and athletic fields. Continue reading

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The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

The good and the bad in the environmental omnibus

Recently, the Minnesota Legislature brought an environmental omnibus bill to the floor. While there are things we like in each bill, there are also some we don’t Continue reading

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Moving pollinators forward – not back

Moving pollinators forward – not back

While we support many sections within HF1717 and SF780, we are also concerned with two omissions and the limitations on pesticide oversight – and the resulting effects on pollinators. Continue reading

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Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Taking up the rains: Shoreview’s Mark Maloney explains how rainfall changes affect cities

Our rain events in Minnesota have been getting more intense. How will our cities respond to these changes to keep us safe from overflowing lakes and flooded roads? Continue reading

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Don’t change the buffer law

Don’t change the buffer law

Recently, a number of environmental groups, including Conservation Minnesota, came together to ask members of the Minnesota House and Senate to oppose all changes proposed to the buffer law. Continue reading

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Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

Rochester: One Important Vote Could Save Energy and Money

The Rochester Energy Commission has completed an Energy Action Plan to save the city thousands of dollars and move Rochester closer to its energy goals. But, not all on Council are seeing the win-win. Continue reading

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Conservation Minnesota Responds To Newly Launched Bipartisan Effort To Increase Renewable Energy Standard

Conservation Minnesota Responds To Newly Launched Bipartisan Effort To Increase Renewable Energy Standard

“Today’s announcement a giant opportunity to create vibrant and healthy communities throughout our state…” Continue reading

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Toxic chemicals: what’s all the fuss?

Toxic chemicals: what’s all the fuss?

An important pillar of conservation is minimizing toxic chemicals in our own homes, but many questions come up when we discuss this subject. Are these chemicals truly “toxic”? Continue reading

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Champlin’s Solar Solution

Champlin’s Solar Solution

Champlin’s project has been making a very real difference in the community for almost three years now in the form of cheaper electric bills and helping to create the next generation of clean energy jobs in our state Continue reading

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Seeds of Promise: Minnesota’s Leadership on Pollinators

Seeds of Promise: Minnesota’s Leadership on Pollinators

In 2016, Governor Dayton’s Executive Order to protect pollinators set a new national standard, but what exactly does this mean for Minnesota? What does it look like to be a leader of pollinator protection? Check out this blog post to find out! Continue reading

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