Did you know it takes 450 years for a plastic bottle to break down? Some great tips here to help alleviate the issue.
Plastic is a huge problem. Please consider and share these tips.
Check out these 7 highly recognizable fast food chains that have committed to a more sustainable business practice!
This might spark some creativity!!
Don't flush 'em!!
Chisago County offers FREE medication disposal at the Government Center in Center City, the North Branch Police Department, and the Sheriff's Office in Rush City.
Congratulations to our own Lisa Thibodeau! She was awarded the Mike Hanan Solid Waste Administrator of the Year Award from the MN Solid Waste Administrators Association.
WAY TO GO LISA!!!
A lofty goal or completely attainable? The resources are in place to accomplish this highly sought-after "Zero Waste" event.
(Zero Waste = 90% of waste is either recycled or composted.)
The NFL hopes Feb. 4th's football game will be the nation's first zero-waste Super Bowl and U.S. Bank will be the first zero-waste stadium. Star Tribune
Bubble Wrap: ReUse it or Recycle it with your plastic bags!
(It also makes a great stress reliever for those who like to pop the little cells... Just sayin'...)
We got paint! Yes we do! We got paint... Do you need any?
Tag someone who has a project coming up and let them know we'll be open Saturday from 9:00 - 1:00 for reuse shopping!
Now that you've dug out from Monday's storm, it's time to dig out those old batteries and light bulbs that need recycling!
The Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be open this Saturday from 9:00 - 1:00 for your drop offs... See you then!
This is extremely cool!
WEEKLY ACTION → Give Light
Designer Alice Min Soo Chun was inspired by origami to create a solar lantern that could be folded flat. So far, they’ve delivered 14...,000 lights to Puerto Rico, and plan to deliver more thanks to some help from a crowdfunding campaign: http://bit.ly/2CaFxjX
Fascinating discoveries about our unassuming little friend, the mushroom...
From oil spills, to plastic pollution to pandemic disease, mushrooms have a solution for just about every man-made problem:
Check out this new take on the dreaded plastic 6-pack ring!
There is new research surfacing about the potential hazards of LED lights; studies suggest that endocrine disruption and even blindness may be a side effect of the "blue" light they provide.
When purchasing LEDs, look for bulbs with a CRI (color rendering index) of 97. This is as close as LEDs get to natural daylight, which has a CRI of 100.
This article brings up some interesting points... Do we really need all of these things?