Living Green 365 is a periodic e-newsletter for Minnesota residents who are committed to making choices and taking action to lead healthier and more sustainable lives, 365 days a year.
Like any myth, the green variety may sprout from kernels of truth. But many are based on false or outdated information.
Summer is here, and that means lots of parades, festivals, and fairs! Here are some easy tips for making your festival-going experience more sustainable this year.
Shiny new cars can be exciting, but they can also be expensive. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do with whatever you drive to be a greener motorist.
Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Clothes you wear? Clothes you never wear? You’re probably not thinking, "that’s a lot of plastic!"
Do you wonder why people choose to drive electric vehicles? Here are some things to know about this new technology.
Grass lawns are the nation’s largest irrigated “crop” by surface area. Fortunately, there are environmentally friendly alternatives like flowering lawns that can transform your yard into a bee haven.
Summer weekends in Minnesota remind us all why we brave the 8-month long winters. Whether it’s spending a day on the lake or going to a farmers’ market, there are ways to play more sustainably.
Most of us prefer to eat foods that aren’t loaded with harmful chemicals. But what about the toxins that can end up in our chow during the cooking phase?
We use energy every day to heat, power, and light our homes. And using energy wisely can have a positive impact on our air and water quality. But many “energy myths” are a waste of time or money.
Creative reuse — taking discarded, worn, or broken items and creating new products — can help you stretch your budget and keep materials out of the trash.
Auto body repair shops can reduce VOC emissions by half or more by switching to water-based paints. Consumers can decide to look for auto body shops that have made the switch.
Summertime is for block parties and barbeques. Here are a few simple ways to make your get-together greener, from composting to mosquito control.
Try out these 5 ideas that can help you save money and protect the environment.
Lights are responsible for nearly 15 percent of the traditional home electric bill, making it one of the easiest places to start saving energy and money.