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Daily Demand and Supply: Marginal Cost Pricing

Environmental Economics

Traveling to Minneapolis yesterday and today. Upon arriving in Minneapolis yesterday, and not knowing much about the city, I took a cab to my hotel. Price $40.05 plus tip. Upon leaving this afternoon I noticed a light rail running through the city. After a 1/2 mile walk to the closest terminal I purchased a ticket back to the airport. Price $1.75. Lesson: I'm a crappy traveler


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New study says Rotterdam is one of the dirtiest cities in the world

Green Blog

According to the study the top 9 "dirtiest" cities in the world are: (1) Rotterdam in the Netherlands with 29,8 tonnes per capita, (2) Austin in USA with 24 tonnes, (3) Denver in USA with 21,5 tonnes, (4) Washington DC in USA with 20 tonnes, (5) Minneapolis in USA with 18 tonnes, (6) Calgary in Canada with 18 tonnes, (7) Menlo Park in USA with 16 tonnes, (8) Dallas in USA with 15 tonnes and (9) Stuttgart in Germany with 12 tonnes per capita.

Friday beer post: A frothy mug of jobs?

Environmental Economics

Phil Miller: With the stroke of a pen Wednesday morning, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. And it complements Minneapolis’ burgeoning local food economy that is creating new businesses and even more jobs.”.  How many non-locals would have come to Minneapolis anyways?  My guess is that most of the tap room visitors will be folks from the Twin Cities area (not just Minneapolis) who would have spent time in Minneapolis anyways.

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Friday beer post

Environmental Economics

This time of year, Minneapolis attorney Kate Bischoff is a busy woman. "I Good advice: Thanksgiving kicks off holiday party season, and at office holiday parties around the country, this means co-workers will make merry and mischief. "I often represent clients who are handling the aftermath of a holiday party when it has gone off the rails," Bischoff says. Bischoff says meting out alcohol at parties using vouchers can limit some liability at the office holiday shindig.

2014 153

How to Choose Experts for Foundation Repair

Green Prophet

Please click to find Minneapolis repair companies. Client reviews tell you the whole experience and skill story of a foundation repair company in Minneapolis. Foundation repair is an expensive task. Thereby, you always want to select experts who can do the job the right way.

How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice


And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. The ZIP code that covers much of north Minneapolis has the highest hospitalization rates for asthma in Minnesota, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

Not to brag, but "13 out of 13"

Environmental Economics

Phil Miller: Here' s a short - 13 questions - economic literacy quiz produced by the Minneapolis Fed.  It's from 1998 but the questions are still relavant.  Bonus:  there's even a sports economics question.  How did you do?   How do you stack up against others ? via Click on the "stack up against others" link to see how a national sample of the general public did in 1998.

2011 122

This design alliance is paving the way for a better future


With locations in San Francisco and Colorado and new ones launching in Minneapolis, Seattle and Nashville, the GFDA hopes to become a nationwide movement. The environmental problems facing the world certainly weren’t created by one person, one company or even by one country.

These Neighbors Got Together to Buy Vacant Buildings. Now They’re Renting to Bakers and Brewers

Green (Living) Review

The intersection of Central and Lowry Avenues in northeast Minneapolis is bustling. Though the model is new and small, it holds outsize potential for the many neighborhoods whose downtowns are controlled by faraway landlords or retail chains.

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How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

Green (Living) Review

After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair State Brewing, Minnesota's first consumer-owned beer cooperative, were finally ready to open a taproom in Minneapolis. They needed a spot that could accommodate brewing, with a storefront that invited people in off the street. That combination was hard to find until they looked at a space on Central Avenue in the city's Northeast neighborhood. At first they thought it wouldn't work.

2017 101

New AI-powered AC creates an ecosystem inside your house


The technology has already been tested and approved by relevant agencies, plus third-party labs such as LMS Technologies Minneapolis and the University of Utah. Canadian Company HAVEN has launched a new AI-powered air quality control system that will manage airflow, temperature and humidity. HAVEN Central Air Controller HVAC helps develop an ecosystem inside an entire house. The system uses smart technology that can automatically detect harmful pollutants inside the house and clear them.

Dispatch From A Post-Carbon World: Planting The Seeds For A More Resilient Future

Green (Living) Review

Whenever I buy grapes imported from Chile, fill my gas tank with fuel sourced in the Persian Gulf, or select underwear made in Thailand at a department store headquartered in Minneapolis, I can’t help but wonder how much longer we can all go on like this.

2014 100

KidWind Provides A Hands-On Renewable Energy Course

Green Living Ideas

I’ve been passionate about educational programs for sustainability from sustainablog’s earliest days, so I wasn’t surprised at all to discover that I’d written about Minneapolis-based educational company…. What better way to encourage more renewable acceptance than having kids learn about it at an early age? This great program works with kids across the United States in 2014, including some international events.

Hey,, it isn't hard to adjust for inflation!

Environmental Economics

Using the top 30 costliest hurricanes ( Table 3a ) and the Minneapolis Fed's inflation adjustment calculator , I was able to do the calcutions in less than 10 minutes (including correction of a mistake or two). Any ranking of monetary events over time is subject to serious measurement error unless the nominal dollars are adjusted for inflation. Movie rankings typically make this mistake, without inflation adjustment, Avatar is the highest grossing.

2011 130

Most Bike Friendly Cities

The Go Green Blog

Even though Chicago has more than 110 miles of on-street bike lanes, more than 30 miles of marked shared lanes, many miles of off-street paths (including the 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail), more than 12,000 bike racks, and sheltered, high-capacity, bike parking areas at many CTA rail stations; we’re still out ranked by Minneapolis MN, Portland OR, Boulder CO, Seattle WA, Eugene OR, San Francisco CA, Madison WI, New York City NY, and Tucson AZ.

Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt

Green Prophet

Chicago, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Orlando and Kansas City in the United States. Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt.

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Soda Bottle Bird Feeder from Lakeland – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

Minneapolis, MN Imported into the UK by Lakeland Ltd, Cumbria Lakeland Ref 51368 I must say that I do love those little devices of one kind or other that then turn those otherwise horrible plastic (Soda) bottles into something useful and usable and the Soda Bottle Bird Feeder is no exception here. Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Soda Bottle Bird Feeder Made in the USA by McNaughton Inc.

2010 100

Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed?

Green Home Blog

Dunsmoor is quoted as saying that his mother loved dandelion greens so much that – arriving in what would later become Minneapolis, Minnesota – she saw no dandelions and so sent “back East” to Maine for a packet of seed. Hey, Who You Callin’ a Weed?

2013 109

Hate Negative Campaigns?

Sightline Daily

Indeed, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, running in a ranked-choice system, explicitly asked voters who preferred another candidate to make her their second or third choice. Voters in American cities that used ranked-choice voting, such as Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, were one-third more likely to report less negative campaigns, compared with voters in winner-take-all cities. Original Sightline Institute graphic, available under our free use policy.

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Just In Time for Christmas

Green Home Blog

of 1981, a blanket of heavy, wet snow more than a foot deep was responsible for the collapse of the Minneapolis Metrodome’s roof. Just In Time for Christmas. … It’s still green here in the Upper Midwest, and natives are starting to grouse about the lack of snow. After all, what is winter for if people can’t run their snowmobiles, ice fish on a mere two inches of ice, and slide around empty parking lots at top speed to demonstrate how slippery snow is!

2012 109

Top Ten Travel Tips Keep Holidays Safe

Green Home Blog

Is it Minneapolis? Top Ten Travel Tips Keep Holidays Safe. Fly stress free Some of us are the designated “go to” family members who yearly put on a spread for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or both (groan). Some of us are luckier, having escaped these 48-hour cook/serve/clean up food marathons, either by serving terrible or tasteless food the only time we were asked, or simply by claiming we couldn’t cook more than toast.

2012 109

Printing an electric car on the world’s largest 3D printer

Green Prophet

Nasdaq: SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. While online hightech companies might seem to be on the money, investors are hungry for new advances in physical products. But developing them takes years, and lots of money. There is a lots of waste in the prototyping stage in terms of time, materials, and money.

2014 87

Embracing Your Future: Natural Swimming Pools

The Alien Next Door

The first public NSP in North America was built in 2014 by BioNova in Webber Park , Minneapolis. NSP-Ecohome You step out of your Point Grey house and stroll down to the Hydrogenase Hub at Kits Beach in Vancouver. You ’ re heading out to visit your ecologist friend Michael, who has been renovating his property on Galiano Island. You helped him design his place, which included an outdoor natural swimming pool.

2014 155

A not so traditional Secret Garden

Green Life Smart Life

A secret garden on the rooftop of Minneapolis Target Center , home of NBA Minnesota Timberwolves is making the view from up above beautiful. This is a great opportunity for Minneapolis and will be even greater when hopefully this fad starts catching on nationally. The Minnesota heat which reaches 140 degree won’t be such an inconvenience anymore. The 2.5

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"Relax," said the night man

Environmental Economics

Another note: Our 7:23 pm flight to Minneapolis was delayed so we missed our connection to Missoula. Craig Newmark: You kinda think they would have figured it out by now. But no, they haven't. Airlines and academics have been trying for years to determine the fastest way to load planes.      via

2011 116

What Are Food Trucks Impact On the Environment, Neighborhoods

Green Home Blog

In Minneapolis (Minn.) Food trucks, more commonly known as food carts, are mobile units that sell food, usually a particular kind of food like hot dogs, pizza, or Tex/Mex. Foodies, or groupies of these food carts, are people who make it their business to know all about particular kinds of food and promote that type to their friends and acquaintances.

2012 100

Ticket to Ride (The Bus for a Long Time)

Sightline Daily

However, two cities—Minneapolis and Dallas—have instituted unusually liberal policies that allow riders to travel for longer chunks of time on a single, affordable fare. Minneapolis/St. Minneapolis/St. Jason McHuff, flickr Portland’s transit agency is considering giving riders a perk that nearly no other in the country offers : The ability to board a bus or train and ride anywhere in the system for three hours before having to pay another fare.

Target opens recycling centers in all of its 1,740 Stores

Green (Living) Review

Minneapolis based Target (NYSE: TGT) announced recently that it is rolling out a massive nationwide recycling initiative with recycling centers at the front of each of its 1,740 stores in the United States. Those recycling stations will accept aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers, plastic bags, MP3 players, cell phones and ink cartridges.

2010 101

Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi!

Eco Chic

– Key north boutique (Minneapolis, MN). A gorgeous turban look at The Retreat Costa Rica with my Létol scarf! . I can’t get enough of my Létol organic scarf : Maybe it’s the unusual pattern combination (my Sophie scarf contains 12 different patterns, plus a giraffe scene!), or maybe it’s the supersoft fabric, which feels so gentle against my neck.

Ten Things You Should Never Buy Again

Eco Friendly Daily

Minneapolis, MN. According to Co-op America, there are Ten Things You Should Never Buy Again because of their non-sustainability and impact on clean air and water. Co-op America runs the National Green Pages directory of retailers that follow environmental and social responsible practices. Here are the first five items: 1. Styrofoam cups because they last forever. Paper towels because they take up landfill space and waste trees.

Green Your Halloween with National Costume Swap Day

The Green Samaritan

This year, official Green Halloween events will be held in almost 20 cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Austin, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle and Phoenix.

2010 144

Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

The survey covered three cities with mature transit systems: Chicago, San Francisco and New York; four cities where transit networks are growing: Minneapolis, Denver, Charlotte and Los Angeles; and three cities making plans to grow their systems: Nashville, Indianapolis and Tampa-St.

The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

EJCP has worked closely with communities in: Appalachia, Detroit, El Paso, Flagstaff, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations."

2014 81

How Climate Change Will Rob You Blind

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the study, cities such as Anchorage, Minneapolis and Boston will experience double-digit average temperature increases by 2100. The effects of climate change are not just intangible results of rising ocean levels or warmer summers. They carry a definite impact that you and the global economy will feel in your pocketbook. The costs are steep and certain to strain an already unstable economy. Identifying the Costs.

Wildlife Responds to Environmental Pressure

Eco Friendly Daily

Sightings are not uncommon in the Minneapolis-St. Wildlife possesses an amazing ability to adapt. If you consider the changes that have occurred in the last 200 years, North America has lost relatively few species. The numbers have fluctuated through the years, yet many of the wildlife species described by early settlers still exist. This includes the so-called mega-fauna like wolves and bears. The black bear population shows an interesting scenario.

Cycling? There's a (M)ap for That

Sierra Club Compass

Louis, Miami, Chicago, Minneapolis, Toronto, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Biking is on the rise in major cities across the country, and not surprisingly, technology is keeping pace. Years ago, we saw Google Maps include bike directions in many cities, and this year has brought a few new innovations in the way of bike maps.

Is it really time to bring back the Drive Less! campaign?

Environmental Economics

in Los Angeles , with record prices also hitting Philadelphia, Seattle, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco. Attention, drivers: Get ready for some serious pain at the pump. Analysts tell the Los Angeles Times that gas prices will hit $4 a gallon or more by spring, and -- hold on to your wallets -- could reach $5 over Memorial Day weekend. Just when I'm about to add a 3rd driver to my family.    And those are just average prices.

2012 132

The Ingredients for Pro-Kid Cities

Sightline Daily

Komppa took the time to answer some questions about what her travels and research in Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Washington DC, San Francisco, Toronto, and Vancouver BC can teach the Northwest about ingredients for family-friendly cities. Minneapolis was a really cool place to visit, and they have a neighborhood kind of like Capitol Hill that is seeing a lot of development, and they have this amazing off-street bike network.

2014 69

C'mon Chamber! - 5 Utilities That Rejected Attacks on Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Take a look at a sampling of the comments that stand in direct opposition to the Chamber’s doom and gloom: At a Denver Business Journal event, David Eves, CEO of Minneapolis-based utility company Xcel, debunked the Mining Association’s false claims, rejecting the idea that these first-ever carbon standards would increase electric bills upwards of 80 percent.

"The Era of Coal is Over": Los Angeles Will Move Beyond Coal by 2025

Sierra Club Compass

has locked in enough clean-energy commitments to power 330,000 homes with solar -- that's basically the equivalent of Cleveland or Minneapolis," Evan says. Today, after a three-year campaign by tens of thousands across the city, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined our L.A. Beyond Coal activists to publicly announce this blockbuster news: L.A. will stop using coal by 2025. "The

Rezidor signs global partnership with World Clean Up 2012

Green (Living) Review

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, based in Minneapolis (USA), is the majority shareholder. Rezidor, a rapidly-expanding worldwide hotel company, has announced a partnership with World Clean Up 2012, a global campaign which aims to clean up illegal stray garbage in 100 countries and raise people's environmental awareness worldwide.

So Good So You delivers organic, vegan nutritional support in a shot-sized serving


Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the offices and manufacturing plant are completely powered by renewable energy. As varied as they are, it seems every nutritional plan can agree on one thing — fruits and veggies are good for the body.