Energy policy continues to be a hot button topic in Edina, which is one of the big reasons I decided to attend Edina’s first annual Home Energy Fair on Saturday, October 7th .
Now I know what you’re probably thinking, “That’s great John, but what exactly does transportation have to do with conservation?” Well the answer is: quite a lot!
Unfortunately, more and more cities in the west metro have to deal with the problem of flushable wipe products clogging up pipes and wastewater treatment plants.
Once you start looking into how Minnesota pays for recycling programs you can see missing Solid Waste Tax dollars become incredibly important.
As the west metro community coordinator, one of the most exciting things for me is to know Edina is helping lead the way by working to install one of the first new community solar gardens in the state.
Unfortunately, the Minnesota River remains one of the most troubled bodies of water in our entire state.
Bloomington has been blessed with these great natural resources but keeping them pristine is no small undertaking. I’ve been working with a dedicated group of volunteers from all over the city of Bloomington to explore the possibility of recreating a city commission of ordinary residents to work on conservation and sustainability issues.
Located just a few miles from the Mall Of America, the area surrounding the old Cedar Avenue bridge is part of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, which itself is just one part of the 70 mile long corridor of undeveloped open spaces that line the Minnesota River from Pike Island to Henderson, Minnesota.
The #BeerSavesLakes partnership with Coors Light is providing Minnesotan’s opportunities to protect our lakes. So is it working?