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Lumberjack Conservationists Succeed at Low Waste

Lumberjack Conservationists Succeed at Low Waste

Faced with less than three weeks to make Stillwater’s iconic Lumberjack Days Festival be low-waste, a scrappy Stillwater team finds a way to succeed

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New garbage and recycling program in Stillwater

New garbage and recycling program in Stillwater

Thanks to Washington County funding and the Stillwater Independent Business Alliance, this community has come up with a very local approach to improving waste management.

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Citizen Input Improves the Process

Citizen Input Improves the Process

By leaving concerned citizens outside the process, cities risk squandering a valuable resource that could enhance and enrich their policies. Sometimes it takes an outsider to point it out.

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My conservation New Year’s resolutions

My conservation New Year’s resolutions

I like to think that I’m a good steward of our natural resources here in Minnesota and my carbon footprint is small.

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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?

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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.

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Where Did The Missing Solid Waste Tax Dollars Go?

Where Did The Missing Solid Waste Tax Dollars Go?

Once you start looking into how Minnesota pays for recycling programs you can see missing Solid Waste Tax dollars become incredibly important.

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Out with the Old: Electronic Recycling

Out with the Old: Electronic Recycling

As Santa knows all too well, nearly everyone wants new electronics during the holiday season. Out with the old and in with the new, but what do you actually do with the old?

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What A Waste! It’s Time to Talk About Garbage

What A Waste! It’s Time to Talk About Garbage

Garbage is not a fun thing to think about. It’s the phenomenon known as “out of sight, out of mind” and it is alive and well right here in Minnesota.

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Summer 2015 Newsletter: You Made a Difference!

Summer 2015 Newsletter: You Made a Difference!

Because of you, we were able to make important steps forward this year…

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