Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mpls Wants Your Input

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2018 Solid Waste & Recycling Survey

The City of Minneapolis Public Works Division of Solid Waste & Recycling would like to hear from our residents who have City collection services. If you live in a property with City garbage and recycling collection, please take a moment to complete this 10-minute survey. Information gathered will help staff evaluate current outreach and educational messages and help guide future conversations on potential program changes.

The City will randomly select participants to win one of 40 prizes valued at $10 each. Prizes include $10 gift cards and packages of 50 compostable plastic bags.

You must complete the survey by Friday April 20th, 2018 to be eligible for prizes.

Thank you for your time. We value your opinion. Click here for the survey

– Minneapolis Division of Solid Waste & Recycling

City Trees – ACT BY March 9

treeWorking with Tree Trust the City of Minneapolis is striving to increase the City’s urban tree canopy and create a healthier community for all. Until March 9th, Minneapolis residents can register for the lottery on  the Tree Trust website. If you are selected in the lottery, you will be able to pick up your tree May 19th, 20th or 21st. As a reminder, only one tree is allowed per property owner. Large shade trees cost $30 while fruit trees and smaller species cost $40.

City of Minneapolis: Sustainability Newsletter

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There are some great bits of information in the Minneapolis Sustainability Update newsletter.  You can subscribe click here

Welcome to the first Minneapolis Sustainability Update of 2018. This quarterly newsletter contains resources, initiatives, and opportunities to get involved.

As the daylight grows longer, Minneapolis climate and energy initiatives are also looking bright. With a new City Council and Mayor, City Hall is buzzing with new innovative work. Minneapolis was just named the first City to be perc free as the last dry cleaner switched over to a cleaner process thanks to efforts from the Green Business Cost Share! Moving towards the Spring don’t forget to enter the City Trees lottery and the Garden Lease Program.

 

Learn How to Create a Resilient Yard

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Unseasonably warm weather, long periods of drought, and flooding rains are the new normal in Minnesota. Metro Blooms is offering two types of resilient yard presentations this year: Resilient Yard Workshops and Turf Alternative workshops.

  • Resilient Yard Workshops (2.5 hours): Provide a framework to understand the importance of resilience and how it can be fostered in your yard through a variety of practices, including how to install your own raingarden. Following presentation, attendees receive one-on-one design assistance from Blue Thumb Landscape Designers, Hennepin County Master Gardeners, and Master Water Stewards to create a plan for your own yard.
  • Turf Alternative Workshops (1.5 hours): Your guide to a low-maintenance lawn. This 1-hour presentation overviews the benefits and options before providing step-by-step instructions to establishing water- and pollinator-friendly perennial ground covers. Suggested turf alternatives minimize the need for irrigation and chemical inputs while maintaining a useable lawn. The presentation is followed by a group discussion to identify and overcome common obstacles faced by homeowners.

All workshops attendees receive information about installation cost share programs and Blue Thumb resources to help get a project in the ground.

MARCH 15 @ 6:30 PM8:30 PM – Free event but you must sign up Metro Blooms
Location: St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church
3450 Irving Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408