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Did you know that the first Earth Day was held in 1970 as a day of environment learning? Twenty million demonstrators, together with thousands of schools, participated in that first Earth Day. In 1990, Earth Day became an internationally recognized holiday when 141 other nations joined in the festivities. We encourage you to be part of the tradition and join the rest of the world in participating in Earth Day this year. Not sure how to get involved? Check out a few of these sites for some ideas.
Designing and renovating your home can be confusing and overwhelming. It helps to have some professional help when making the big decisions. Check out the South Minneapolis Housing Fair, Saturday, April 13th, from 10:00 to 3:00. Check out the details and meet us there. We can answer your questions and enter you into a drawing for some great prizes.
Research has shown that having plants in one’s home, office, or school increases productivity and decreases stress. Succulent plants in particular have many added benefits. Many succulents are edible and provide herbal remedies for ailments like minor cuts and burns and sour stomach. Besides the health benefits, plants make any room feel fresh and cozy. Check out this University of California site on how to build your own vertical succulent garden for your home or yard.
Do you like art, or bikes, or beer, or a fun time? Check on this weekend’s ArtCrank MSP. Saturday, starting at 5:00, you can view and buyhand-made, bike-inspired posters created by over 45 Twin Cities area artists. Benefit Springboard for the Arts and buy a $5 pint glass that can be filled with Widmer Brothers Beer. Enjoy excellent food provided byChowgirls Killer Catering as well as six different food trucks.AND, keep your eyes open for special deals from Metamorphosis. Should be an excellent time. Admission is free, so we’ll see you there!
Have you heard of the Minnesota Energy Challenge? The Elkhart schools certainly have. Simply by closing window blinds, closing doors, shutting off all electronics, and turning off the lights before leaving every evening, the Elkhart schools have saved $3million dollars over the last three years. Schools from all over the state are joining in on the challenge and the savings. There are many ways to take advantage of these savings in your own home. Take a look at the Minnesota Energy Challenge website for helpful tips.