You do if you are one of the 535,000 homes in Minnesota that rely on septic systems instead of city sewage treatment plants to handle wastewater from toilets, sinks, and showers.
Waste not, want not. Reuse is a great way to save money while being kind to the environment.
Minnesota GreenCorps member, Rheanna Letsos, helped the Duluth Community Garden Program create the city's newest community garden to promote self-sufficiency and access to healthy food.
A statewide plan now in development aims to get various agencies and groups working together to reduce levels of phosphorus and nitrogen to improve water quality here in Minnesota and downstream.
From Minnesota's biggest environment-focused event, comes some inspiration for the next year.
Multi-agency research project finds nearly half of Minnesota’s stream miles physically altered — information that will help improve restoration planning.
Promoting the savings and clean-air benefits of electrics, this event lets people chat with owners and supporters of the electric vehicle market.
By converting old sewage treatment ponds to hunting grounds, Madelia saved more than $1 million and also bagged the Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener for 2013.
A recycling and composting program in Independent School District 191 is demonstrating how much more schools could be doing to divert trash from the waste stream.
Find out how Powderhorn Lake (Minneapolis) went from being on the impaired waters list to being named "best lake" of 2013.
A dip below the surface of Snail Lake in the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District finds a healthy and thriving community.
This summer the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency started a 5-year effort to monitor Minnesota’s five largest rivers.
Construction of new power plant and clean up of site results in less pollution and more power generation.