We hope you'll get a chance to explore our creative conservation area of the field to learn how to make your home more eco-friendly. There will be a variety of services and products for making your home more sustainable.
Visit Powerfully Green at booth #9 & #754B
ReUSE Minnesota is a statewide, member-based non-profit, promoting and growing the reuse sector through B2B networking, public education, events, and advocacy. Reuse, rental, and repair are critical strategies for lowering our environmental impact by extending the life of existing products. These approaches are key when considering our building and home spaces, from early on in the design stages, to material and furnishing selection, to the way we manage items at the “end-of-life” – designers, producers, and consumers need to consider the full life cycle of products! Remodeling brings new life to a space, but it can be done without generating unnecessary waste and greenhouse gas emissions, creating demand for new products when the existing ones can be refurbished, and exploiting resources with additional harvesting and/or extraction.
Reupholster your couch before buying a new one, repaint and repair your cabinets before ripping them out and replacing, etc. You’ll likely save money, support a local business, and reduce your environmental footprint in the process! Win-win-win.
Find ReUSE at booth #755
mn electric vehicle owners
MN Electric Vehicle Owners' members volunteer in events like this to show EVs, share their experience with attendees and answer any question you might have about electric vehicles. Transportation electrification is the most effective way to cure our oil addiction and drastically reduce air pollution. EVs are also really fun to drive and save you money with lower energy and maintenance costs so there are many reasons to shift to driving electric. Stop by to talk with us about what it is like to own, drive and charge a plug-in vehicle in Minnesota.
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Find MN Electric Vehicle Owners' Circle at booth #750A
a backyard farmAt A Backyard Farm, we design, install, plant, maintain and harvest organic vegetables for residential and organizational clients. We use an intensive gardening method, which is especially suited for the urban setting. We build a variety of raised beds and bring in a special soil mixture as well as being organic from start to finish. We utilize vertical growing structures and “succession planting” to maximize production in a small space. This will be our 11th season of growing food in the Twin Cities and would love to share it with you.
There is nothing more sustainable than growing your own food. It is harvested and brought directly to your kitchen. There isn’t any shipping or packaging involved. Chemical treatments to keep your food fresh are not incorporated as well. All that needs to be added to your farm plot is organic compost which can be made on site using current compost practices.
Find A Backyard Farm at booth #655
The Tiny Solar House was built in the summer of 2012 and was made possible by a collaboration of business donations and volunteer labor. The house displays four types of solar technology including passive solar through the Velux SunTunnel™, solar photovoltaic with three 190 watt solar modules, solar hot water through flat plat panels and solar air heat with one 4x6 panel.
Find the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society at booth #754A
GroShed is a prefabricated, fully-automated, “plug and plant” hydroponic gardening system. GroShed is an intersection between economic and environmental responsibly, providing fresh local produce to any community, year round with little to no environmental impact. Unlike a traditional garden, GroShed requires very little maintenance and can be left unattended for days or even weeks without any negative results, allowing individuals and families to produce nutrient rich food in the background of a busy schedule.
Find GroShed at booth #758