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LEGO is going plant-based, sustainable

With their green, plant-inspired pieces, for now. As per the LEGO website, "LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will...

Google will run entirely on renewable energy by the end of the year… maybe

We wrote recently about solar energy community gardens in Participate in a community garden (of solar power), and about Minnesota's role in developing clean energy, Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries. These clean energy...

Winter is (actually) coming: How to be prepared

I hate to bring up what is probably one of the most dreaded, dirty, six-letter-words in a Minnesotan's vocabulary, but I really need to talk about... winter. I'm sorry. I know it's too soon;...
Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries

Minnesota leading the way for renewable energy grid batteries

Renewable energy is still a contentious subject in many parts of Minnesota, and across the country as well. The reliance on fossil fuels remains strong, and, even for those that support renewable energy and...

Saving butterflies with a buzz: The Butterfly Brew is back

Cou better way to save local species of butterfly than to drink a beer? Fair State Brewing Co-op has again joined with The Minnesota Zoo to release a limited-edition brew: The Dakota Skipper Endangered Reserve....

MN water supply is healthy, but it has its challenges

Every year the state of Minnesota tests community water supplies, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The annual MDH report is the result of 64,000 separate tests fro more than 100 potential...

Wonderful Water is the theme for the DNR’s State Fair exhibit

The Minnesota State Fair is officially in full swing. The main focus, of course, is the food (read our roundup here). And why not? New selections are exciting and old favorites remain tasty. But...

Minneapolis posts EPA’s deleted climate change data

Minneapolis joins Seattle, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, San Francisco and other cities across the country in posting a screengrab of deleted Environmental Protection Agency's climate data to the official city website. The data, which was deleted from the...

Andersen Windows showcase green initiatives in new buildings

Over the past weekend of November 8 - 10, Minnesota-based Andersen Corporation explored the unique relationship between architecture and sustainability at the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This was held in conjunction with...

Passing on the left: New safe-passing law for bicyclists

Minnesota has an incredibly large and robust bicycling community. Cyclists contribute over a billion dollars to the state economy, and roughly 5,000 jobs to citizens. Local businesses support bike commuters as well: 55,000 Minnesotans...

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