Great Green Challenge

Great Green Challenge Week 3: Reducing Waste

3:32 PM, Mar 5, 2013

We're already at week 3 of the Great Green Challenge and this week's theme is to reduce waste.

Great Green Challenge Week 2: Look in the Bin

1:50 PM, Feb 26, 2013

It's week 2 of KARE 11's Great Green Challenge and Laura Betker goes dumpster diving. This week's challenge theme is to "Look in the Bin."

Take the Great Green Challenge

6:18 PM, Feb 5, 2013

KARE is on 11 week journey called the Great Green Challenge.   Each week we tackle a different aspect of going green, like recycling, reducing waste and buying green products.

Take the Rethink Recycling Pledge

1:06 PM, Jan 31, 2013

If your business is dedicated to thinking green and recycling more at work then take the Rethink Recycling Pledge.

Food scraps could jump-start Minn. recycling rate

9:55 AM, Nov 21, 2012

After surging in the 1980s, Minnesota's recycling rate has stagnated for most of the last two decades. But green advocates think they have something to boost it: food scraps.

3 Minn. venues honored for cutting food waste

7:25 AM, Nov 16, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving a shout-out to three Minnesota venues for reducing their food waste.

Simply Science: Composting at Saint Cloud Hospital

6:06 PM, Nov 1, 2012

At Saint Cloud Hospital, no food goes to waste. What starts as leftover macaroni, banana peels and brown lettuce leaves, eventually ends up as compost.

An all-access pass to recycling in the Twin Cities

11:44 AM, Nov 10, 2011

In a fast-paced, high-tech and sometimes high-temperature trip, KARE 11 cameras show how used items are recycled into new ones.