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12/29/2011
Excerpt: Environmental stability seems to be on everyone’s mind, and it’s something the city of Rosemount has been thinking about a lot lately. It’s most recent action in that regard is passing a resolution to become part of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. The program is a free and...
12/27/2011
Excerpt: Christmas is over and many people, including me, are probably thinking about taking down the holiday lights. The strand up this year at my home is made up of new energy efficient LED lights to help save electricity, but there are multiple strands stored away that have lost their shine....
12/26/2011
Excerpt: ’Tis the (end of the?) season for wrapping gifts, sending greeting cards, hosting holiday parties and piling up the trash at the curb. On an average day, a typical Minnesotan creates 6 pounds of waste. However, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, household waste increases by more than...
12/22/2011
Excerpt: Wondering what to do with those broken or unwanted holiday lights? The City of Rosemount has set up a program for residents to get rid of their holiday lights. Residents can now recycle light strings and extension cords at the Rosemount Community Center until the end of February. Bins...
12/13/2011
Excerpt: Take a look around your neighborhood this holiday season and you may notice something different. It’s a subtle change, but a significant one nonetheless. You’ve probably noticed this change at your local retailer, too. What change, you ask? This year, more people and businesses than...
12/13/2011
Excerpt: The Recycling Association of Minnesota collected just 600 pounds of holiday lights in its first recycling drive three years ago. Last year the total was 200,000, and organizers hope to collect even more this year. More than 100 hardware stores, churches and city halls are collecting old...
12/09/2011
Excerpt: Many homes, yards and trees are a-glow with holiday lights this time of year. But during the decorating and boxing up process, there may be strands of lights that are no longer working and have lost their shine. For those holiday lights, Eau Claire County has partnered with the Recycling...
12/09/2011
Excerpt: Many of us are making the switch to energy-efficient LED lights as we decorate for the holiday season. As you replace your light strands or come across non-working lights, don’t toss the old ones in the trash—recycle them. The facts: Americans spend about $9 billion annually on...
12/07/2011
Excerpt: Here’s a gift you can give to the environment this holiday season: Don’t throw away as much stuff. Although the amount of trash being thrown away in Minnesota is on the rise again – which is a sign the state’s economy is growing – recycling rates have remained flat over the past 10 years...
12/07/2011
Excerpt: This Holiday Season, don’t just throw out those old inefficient holiday lights, recycle them! For the third year in a row the Recycling Association of Minnesota asks you to do something green this holiday season. Recycle your Holidays by dropping your holiday lights off at one of our...

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