What we can do: Community solutions and individual actions
Keeping your home comfortable in the winter while saving energyCold weather is here in Minnesota! Staying comfortable in your home this winter isn’t as hard as you may think. In fact, by taking a few simple steps to make your home more energy efficient, you can stay cozy and save money, even in the coldest months.
Join a community science project to investigate climate change impactsVolunteering your time to a community science project helps improve our understanding of environmental issues and climate change impacts. There are numerous community science projects that you can get involved in right away to track changes in the seasons, habitat, and wildlife due to climate change.
How to live a lower waste lifestyle: insights from Zero Waste Challenge participantsEvery year, Hennepin County offers a Zero Waste Challenge where participants get personalized help to develop customized waste-reduction plans and make low-waste lifestyle changes. And each year, the participating households achieve impressive results. So how do they do it? Discover actions that participants said had a significant impact on reducing waste.
Plan a local eco-getaway this summer to reduce airplane travelMile for mile, flying is the most damaging way to travel for the climate. Reducing airplane travel is one of the most impactful ways we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This summer, trade one airplane vacation for a local eco-getaway instead.
Celebrate Earth Day 2022: Be part of the solution to climate changeClimate change is solvable, we know the solutions, and we’re in this together. Most people are interested in creating a climate-friendly future. To create that future, we need to be willing to take significant action on the most impactful changes.
Create meals, not waste: Planning ahead to reduce food wasteReducing food waste is a surprisingly powerful climate solution. Making changes in your kitchen and when you go shopping can significantly reduce the amount of food that goes to waste and save you money.