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MN: Discounts available to switch out solvent-based parts washers

2.2.17
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 12/14/16

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The MPCA has developed a pilot project in partnership with Safety-Kleen that will give a 25% discount to small businesses who switch from a solvent to an aqueous-based parts washer.


France bans pesticides in public green spaces

1.10.17
Source: Associated Press, 12/29/16

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French children will soon be able to frolic in the grass without risk of intoxication. Pesticides will be banned in all public green spaces from Sunday while non-professional gardeners will no longer be able to buy pesticides over the counter.


Republicans can cancel some Obama environment rules. But they'll have to choose carefully.

1.5.17
Source: Washington Post, 1/4/17

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Two bills under consideration in Congress, each expected to go to a swift vote, could help expedite the process of undoing recent regulations -- or even make it more difficult to pass them in the first place.


Minneapolis' citizen-centric approach to climate action

1.3.17
Source: GreenBiz, 1/3/17

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Amid growing climate impacts, the City of Lakes is fighting back with a citizen-backed action strategy.


What can small farms learn from 'the Toyota Way?'

12.6.16
Source: GreenBiz, 12/4/16

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Some farmers are using lean manufacturing to streamline operations and focus on customers' needs.


Understand pollution, environmental impacts from food in 6 charts

11.18.16
Source: GreenBiz, 11/18/16

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In the latest P2 Impact column, Jeff Kohn and Kelsey Kruger from U.S. EPA illustrate the environmental impact of the food manufacturing industry.


How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

8.31.16
Source: Fast Company, 8/30/16

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From loosening restrictions on what "expired" means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals.


How increasing efficiency can stem climate change impacts on the energy-water nexus

8.5.16
Source: ACEEE, 8/5/16

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ACEEE's first entry in their energy-water blog series outlined the ways climate change could fundamentally affect the energy-water nexus. In this post, they explore the roles of energy efficiency and water efficiency in moderating some of the adverse impacts of climate change that we covered in the prior post.


Virgin Atlantic just used behavioral science to 'nudge' its pilots into using less fuel. It worked.

6.23.16
Source: Washington Post, 6/22/16

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In an unusual experiment that could have major implications for the role of corporations in fighting climate change, Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways recently teamed up with economists to try to "nudge" the company's pilots to use less fuel, using a variety of behavioral interventions.


The vicious cycle that makes people afraid to talk about climate change

5.13.16
Source: Washington Post, 5/12/16

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If you want to understand why it is that on a planet wracked by climate change, people still don't talk much about climate change, then this may be the key: They're people.


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