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Minnesota state legislature funds $6.6 billion transportation bill

The Minnesota state legislature began its 2008 legislative session just two weeks ago, but already it has passed a controversial transportation funding bill that failed to pass in 2003 and again in 2005. This Monday, after a weekend long vote scramble, state politicians overrode Governor Tim Pawlenty’s veto to pass…

Carleton addresses growing concern of e-waste

February at Carleton marks the beginning of Green Wars, a national competition in saving energy and reducing waste through recycling. So unplug your televisions, adjust your thermostats, and shutdown your computers. But do not throw your obsolete or unwanted electronics in the landfill. Dumping the everyday electronics of a technologically…

Sustainability becomes second nature at Carleton

Anthony Cortese, founder and president of Second Nature, a non-profit that works with college and university faculty, staff, and students to institutionalize sustainability on campuses, paid a visit to Carleton last Tuesday. Cortese met with College administrators, the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), and in the evening praised Carleton’s commitment to…

Minnesota bill doubles amount of energy conserved in the state

On May 25th Governor Tim Pawlenty signed into law the “Next Generation Energy Act of 2007”. The Bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Bill Helty and Senator Yvonne Prettner Solon, establishes Minnesota as a national leader in climate change and energy efficiency legislation. Included in the “Next Generation Energy Act of 2007”…