Microfiber Matters

Take a look in your closet. What do you see? Clothes you wear? Clothes you never wear? You’re probably not thinking that’s a lot of plastic. Plastic —polyester, acrylic, nylon, and other synthetic fibers—is about…

Keep Fat, Grease & Cooking Oil Out of Our Plumbing

Learning the right way to get rid of used cooking oil, fat and grease helps prevent clogging and overflow of wastewater that can pose serious health and environmental concerns. So the next time you make…


Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30% of what we throw away, and should be composted instead….


The Adopt-A-River program encourages Minnesota volunteers to “adopt” a section of a river, lake, wetland, ditch or ravine to ensure its long-term health through annual cleanups. The Adopt-A-River Program is part of the Department of…

Energy – Water Connection

Did you know turning off lights when they’re not in use helps conserve water? By reducing your consumption of one resource, you actually end up conserving two. Thermoelectric power plants produce energy by using heat sources to…

Drink Tap Water, Not Bottled

Whether you drink it for your pocketbook or the planet, tap water is the smart option compared to bottled water. For starters, bottled water is about 500 times more expensive than tap. Then there’s the…

Go Anti Antibacterial

It turns out that plain soap and water is just as effective as antibacterial soaps for keeping hands clean and germ free. But Triclosan, the chemical compound added to some liquid soaps, toothpaste, cosmetics and…

Stencil A Storm Drain

Get Involved STENCIL A STORM DRAIN If you are a resident of St. Cloud, you can help reduce water pollution by stenciling storm drains with the message “No Dumping; Drains to River.” Getting started is…

Why Do Cities Sweep Streets?

Using street sweepers is more than just for aesthetic purposes.  The food wrappers and cigarette butts are an eye sore, but the sand and salt on the streets are just as much of a nuisance….

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