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03/22/2012
Excerpt: If you think that going green means emptying your wallet by replacing all the old energy inefficient systems in your building, the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis has news for you: it doesn’t. The church has been going green since January 2010, but last year they really...
03/19/2012
Excerpt: The Minnesota Valley Alfalfa Producers are striving to concoct the right recipe for rural economic development and energy independence. Their test kitchen is the small Renville County community of Franklin, population 475. A system designed to use fuel pellets produced from farm-grown...
03/10/2012
Excerpt: Launched in 2003 as a state organization, the CERTs project started when the Minnesota Department of Commerce saw how much the state was spending on importing energy. Now a state entity associated with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, CERTs partners with businesses and community...
03/09/2012
Article: WILLMAR — Willmar will participate in a statewide citizen-driven program that focuses on local government opportunities to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases. The Minnesota GreenStep program provides cost-effective sustainable development best practices in the categories of...
02/23/2012
Excerpt: Whether you are a sophomore thinking about living off campus, a junior or senior trying to wise up about living off campus, or even a freshman who cannot help but dream about living off campus, this list of tips about moving off-campus can help you start thinking about plans for next year...
02/21/2012
Article: SPICER — The first step toward energy independence was taken by the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center in 2004, when it added a corn-burning stove to the lobby of its education building. The stove still warms the lobby, but it burns wood pellets in place of the corn that...
02/21/2012
Article: It’s hard to miss the development of renewable energy at the University of Minnesota campus in Morris. There are now two, 1.6-megawatt wind generators towering over the prairie and cranking out enough kilowatts to provide 60 percent of the electrical needs on campus. A heating system...
02/15/2012
Excerpt: The buzz about the use of solar energy at Transfiguration Catholic Church and School is expanding this year with a project to develop a mobile learning center for classrooms. Members of the Transfiguration Creation Care Team recently applied for and received a $2,000 grant from the...
02/14/2012
Excerpt: BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – A week ago Monday, the Bemidji City Council unanimously approved a resolution for the city to take part in a program called GreenStep Cities, a voluntary program of the League of Minnesota Cities and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, among others. As a...
02/13/2012
Article: SLAYTON – The community of Slayton was in the spotlight this weekend during the first showing of a documentary featuring the town and several of its main street businesses. An audience of local residents and businesspeople gathered in the Murray County Central High School auditorium...

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