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06/19/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
06/18/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
06/18/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
06/18/2012
Running a farm takes a lot of energy—in more ways than one. In 2009, Minnesota’s 81,000 farms spent more than $700 million on transportation fuel and an additional $160 million on electricity. 

 Energy use on Minnesota farms and production facilities varies considerably depending on the type and...
06/16/2012
MARSHALL – As this year’s Tour De Kota bicycle event approaches Marshall, local organizers and volunteers are hoping to pull out the stops for about 400 visitors. The cycle tour will make an overnight stop in town on Tuesday – the first time the event has ever visited a Minnesota...
06/13/2012
St. Louis Park has formally joined an environmental challenge, but there’s little doubt it will achieve the required number of goals. City staff helped develop the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and its partners over several years....
06/06/2012
A new equipment discount program, utility rebates and existing federal tax credits make it a good time for southeastern Minnesota homeowners and businesses to go solar. Customers may receive deep discounts on solar equipment if they sign up for the Make Mine Solar program by Sept. 30. The program...
06/05/2012
Excerpt: St. Paul residents interested in energy efficiency and equipping their homes with solar power will have opportunities to learn more. The Metro Clean Energy Resource Team is offering a free workshop to teach home- and business owners to use solar power successfully on Thursday, June 7,...
06/04/2012
After helping pilot the program over the past few years, St. Louis Park on Monday officially became a GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality of life goals. It is based on 28...
05/30/2012
Note: Garden Fresh Farms powers their operation in part with solar PV panels on their roof, and Metro CERT will be planning a tour of the facility during the summer in 2012. Stay tuned for more details! Excerpt: Lettuce grows on walls and basil sprouts inside large rotating cylinders at Garden...

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