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July 30, 2008

Green Party Tip

As you plan a party, don't forget to keep green practices in mind. Here's one easy tip: When you're ordering party food, ask the restaurant or catering service not to include paper plates, plastic utensils, or napkins with your delivery. Instead use the supplies you already have on hand--extra points for using non-disposable items!

July 23, 2008

Recycling in the News

The Minnesota Daily just published a fantastic article on recycling in the Twin Cities that includes information on pickup times, fees, and acceptable materials. Enjoy!

July 17, 2008

Donating Excess Office Supplies

We've all got it: That pile of extra pens, folders, and other office miscellany that we know we're unlikely to use in this millennium. Why not liberate your unused office supplies by donating them to the Minneapolis Public School District or St. Paul Public School District? You'll be helping the environment and our local community, not to mention clearing out some desk clutter!

July 9, 2008

Farmer's Market Starts Today!

Today is the official start of this year's University of Minnesota Farmers Market! The market is held every Wednesday on the East Bank and runs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Remember, when you shop at local farmers' markets you not only receive the health benefits of fresh produce, but also reduce your carbon footprint by purchasing food that's not shipped from hundreds of miles away. See more information about the U of M Farmers Market.