Thanks for Giving to the Max!

Thanks for Giving to the Max!

Thanks to all who supported our communities young environmental leaders by donating to the MAGI Environmental Leadership Award during “Give to the Max” We raised…

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Playground Update

Playground Update

SEPTEMBER 24, 2013 – PLEASE SEE UPDATE AT THE END OF THIS POST Hills, a rock scramble, a climbing wall, and a fort! This and…

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Frac Sand Mining: Could It Happen Here?

Frac Sand Mining: Could It Happen Here?

Due to a rapid increase in the use of hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking) in domestic oil and gas production, the pure silica sand used in…

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For the Lake's Sake

For the Lake’s Sake

By Michael Hermann With the water level of White Bear Lake still floundering and reaching an all-time low in the summer of 2013, many local…

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A College Search for Sustainability

A College Search for Sustainability

By Jeff Ledermann “Don’t stop the car,” pleaded my oldest daughter, Katie, as we drove around yet another college campus. At the time we were…

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Landscaping for Energy

Landscaping for Energy

By  Kristi Loobek Minnesota’s climate is anything but mild—from toasty hot summers to bitterly cold winters. To help save on your home’s energy and water…

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State of the Art

State of the Art

The Mahtomedi Area’s new Wildwood Elementary School building features a number of environmentally friendly features, including natural lighting and a solar thermal wall. Here, Mahtomedi Schools…

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Gardens of Mahtomedi: A “Green” Thumbs Up!

Gardens of Mahtomedi: A “Green” Thumbs Up!

BY EMILY HAYNE As the Mahtomedi Community Garden education intern I work with a number of master gardeners as well as beginning gardeners throughout the…

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Zephyr Wind Turbine Helps MHS Eco Club Win EPA Award

Zephyr Wind Turbine Helps MHS Eco Club Win EPA Award

Congratulations to the Mahtomedi High School Eco Club, which received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s President’s Environmental Youth Award in June. The club was recognized…

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Donatelli's Shines as Local Energy Star

Donatelli’s Shines as Local Energy Star

BY CARL SAMUELSON Reprinted with permission from Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Restaurants use more energy per square foot than any other commercial business. However,…

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