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What happened to winter?

Letter from the Executive Director Arctic Oscillation Diagram It’s hard not to notice the lack of winter across most of the country, at least in the lower 48 states. Two weeks ago a January heat wave smashed records from North Dakota to California before spreading into the Northeast. At least 1,500 daily record high temperatures […]

Pollution Prevention Through a Hydration Station at Edina High School

Edina High School Project Earth is a student-run environmental group that takes part in working to create a greener community. Our primary responsibility is to collect the school’s recycling on a weekly basis. In addition, Project Earth has developed a Climate Action Project we are in the process of completing, which includes the installation of […]

What’s your favorite carbon calculator?

[Update: This post has been updated and modified from the original content to ensure carbon calculator data is up to date.] Helping students to understand how the choices they make have an impact on the planet can be difficult, but in recent years online “carbon calculators” have been developed to help make this concept easier […]

How to build a green school

One of the initiatives I have become more aware of the last few months is that led by the US Green Building Council focused on the importance and value of Green Schools.  You can read more about the work they are doing at http://www.greenschoolbuildings.org/Homepage.aspx. This TED talk features one example of a Green School a […]

The School Bus and Carbon Emissions

An article today in Conservation Minnesota details some ways that Minnesota schools can make their school a more environmentally friendly place WHILE freeing up money for education.  The article brought to mind two things that have surprised me as the parent of a kindergartner just starting public school this year. 1.  Paper! Before our daughter […]

The Low Carbon Lifestyle-Earth Day Tips

The Low-Carbon Lifestyle Reducing the total carbon load on the atmosphere begins with choices individual consumers can make every day. Find out how much carbon you are personally responsible for by using a carbon footprint calculator. Then, trim off as you can in your daily life through energy-efficient lifestyle choices. Finally, go completely carbon-neutral by […]