Tips for staying Green this holiday season


Snow and ice removal – Manually remove snow, apply salt sparingly (less is more!) or use an alternative. On the highways, slow down and give road maintenance crews time and space to do their jobs.

Green gifting — Volunteer or donate to your favorite charity in someone’s name, cut down on gift lists and give experiences– they last a lifetime!   Don’t buy gift wrap. Be creative and use items you have such as kid’s artwork, baskets, fabric, etc.  Offer your time or talent as a gift. Give a Minnesota Weatherguide Environment Calendar– it lasts all year and  contains  great  environmental information for all!

Learn more about  the depleting ground  water and erosion — Watch Dust Bowl, a film by Ken Burns, on PBS.

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