Great Green Challenge Links

Keep the Momentum Going

4:10 PM, Apr 17, 2013

Through eleven weeks of the KARE 11 Great Green Challenge, viewers witnessed recycling champion Meteorologist Laura Betker raise awareness with her co-workers and change behaviors.

Train your staff

3:50 PM, Apr 9, 2013

Employee participation and training is critical to the success of any business' recycling program. Spread the news about your recycling efforts to maximize participation.

Make Your Landscape Eco-Friendly

2:42 PM, Apr 2, 2013

Spring is a good time to consider eco-friendly landscaping practices that focus on using:

Buy Green Products

1:57 PM, Mar 26, 2013

You may not have noticed, but your business started going "green" when purchasing managers ditched the huge paper catalogs they used to order supplies and began ordering online. Another way your business can go green is to buy green products.

Recycle your food waste

3:18 PM, Mar 20, 2013

About 55 percent of the Twin Cities metro region's waste comes from businesses.  That's 1.9 million tons of waste every year. And, nearly 11 percent of that waste consists of food and food-soiled paper.

Make your meetings green

2:32 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Imagine this scene: You walk into a meeting and see dozens of StyrofoamTM coffee cups, stacks of copies of agendas and reports and more pastries than your group could consume at two meetings. Is this environmentally friendly?

Donate Unwanted Items

3:28 PM, Mar 5, 2013

Waste generated by businesses can be reduced through the socially and environmentally responsible act of donation. Many social service organizations in the Twin Cities metro area are in continuous need of food, clothing, household items, and office

Troubleshoot Your Recycling Program

1:36 PM, Feb 26, 2013

So your business has taken KARE 11's Great Green Challenge. Congratulations on starting a recycling program! Now it's time to make sure it's running smoothly by evaluating your in-house recycling program to make sure it's being maximized.

Reduce Waste

4:59 PM, Feb 19, 2013

The average U.S. office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year, adding up to 4 million tons of copy paper annually for all workers combined, according to the EPA.

"Look in the Bin"

9:19 AM, Feb 18, 2013

If your company doesn't currently recycle, a waste audit is an important step towards implementing a new recycling program. To find out what percentage of your trash is made up of recyclable materials, it's time to "Look in the Bin".

Rethink Recycling

3:40 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Your guide for waste and recycling in the Twin Cities. Resources, tips, and a pledge to help your business recycle.

Five steps to recycling at work

2:00 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Rethink Recycling offers 5 simple ways to begin recycling on the job.

Recycling options for fluorescent lamps

1:56 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Simple tips for offices and businesses to save energy without hurting the bottom line.

Local options for recycling electronics

1:53 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Minnesota Waste Wise offers a program to recycle printer cartridges, cell phones, small electronics, and laptops.

Plastic bag recycling options

1:49 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Locations for recycling plastic bags in Minnesota.

Metro area recycling drop off centers

1:40 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Here's a guide of recycling centers available in the Twin Cities metro area from Rethink Recycling.

What & where to recycle in Minnesota

1:31 PM, Jan 31, 2013

Glass, paper, mattresses? What can be recycled and where?  Here is a resource page from Recycle More Minnesota.