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Mill City Farmers Market

In partnership with Eureka Recycling, the Mill City Farmers market has added recycling and composting program, making it the first zero-waste farmers market in Minnesota! Our mission is to promote local, sustainable and organic agriculture, increasing economic opportunities for farmers, urban youth, small businesses and food artisans. To offer experiential learning about and access to healthy local foods, and build a vibrant gathering place for Minneapolis residents and visitors. Composting at the market is a natural fit - all farmers know that you need healthy soil to grow healthy food!

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  • Recycle it All

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 1

    Recycle like crazy at home and look for items in recyclable packaging.

    50 Members
  • Wash 'em Cold

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Wash clothes in cold water to save money and preserve your clothing.

    48 Members
  • Do the Twist

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs that use 75% less electricity and last 7-10 times longer.

    47 Members
  • Compost Year Round

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 3

    Composting is fun every day of the year!

    38 Members
  • Flip the Switch

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use to stop costly electricity leaks.

    8 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your central A/C on cool summer nights.

    6 Members
  • Two Degrees of Savings: Heat

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your thermostat down just two degrees in the winter to stay comfortable and save money.

    5 Members
  • Give Recycling a Try

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Recycle the basics – newspapers bottles and cans – to reduce your home’s environmental impact and keep usable materials out of landfills.

    5 Members
  • Recycle Like Crazy

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 1

    Reach the pinnacle of recycling by never, ever throwing away a recyclable item, whether at home or out and about.

    5 Members
  • Compost Like Crazy!

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 3

    In addition to composting at home, seek out composting in your community, too!

    4 Members
  • Get With the Program

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Program your thermostat for smart heating and cooling (and lower bills)

    4 Members
  • Thank Your Fans: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use fans instead of your window A/C on cool summer nights.

    4 Members
  • Drive to the Limit

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Drive to the speed limit and maintain tire pressure for easy gas savings.

    4 Members
  • Try Composting

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Give composting a whirl and turn waste into dirt.

    3 Members
  • Keep in the Cold: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close doors and windows to give your room A/C a break.

    3 Members
  • Don't Get Burned by Hot Water

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your water heater dial to 120° to keep your energy bills low and your family safe.

    3 Members
  • Get on the Bus

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Leave your car at home and take the bus once a week for work, school or errands.

    3 Members
  • Put a Damper On It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close your fireplace damper to prevent heated air from escaping your home

    3 Members
  • Five is Just Fine

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.

    3 Members
  • Keep in the Cold: Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Close windows and doors to give your central A/C a break during the summer

    3 Members
  • Go with the Flow

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

    Install a high efficiency showerhead for effortless savings that don’t impact your comfort

    3 Members
  • Ditch the Car

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Combine trips, walk or bike for some extra exercise and energy savings.

    3 Members
  • You Have the Power

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Set your computer's power management settings for maximum savings.

    2 Members
  • Take a Load Off

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Sign up for your utility’s air conditioning load control program and stop worrying about A/C costs.

    2 Members
  • Batts in the Attic

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

    Insulate your attic for big energy savings and comfort gains.

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Water Heater

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 15+ year old water heater with a shiny new efficient unit.

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Furnace

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your 20+ year old furnace with a shiny new efficient unit.

    2 Members
  • Two Degrees of Savings: A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Turn your central air conditioning up just two degrees to stay comfortable and save money.

    2 Members
  • Deck the Halls with LEDs

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use LED holiday lights to light up your winter celebrations without lighting up your utility bills.

    2 Members
  • Bring the Challenge to School

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 1

    Promote the Energy Challenge at your school to build your team and save energy.

    2 Members
  • Upgrade Your Dehumidifier

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Replace your 10+ year old dehumidifier with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Replace your 15+ year old window A/C with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Central A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 4

    Replace your older central air conditioner and treat yourself to savings.

    1 Member
  • Upgrade Your Fridge

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 4 Expense: Expense: 4

    Replace your 15+ year old fridge with a shiny new efficient unit.

    1 Member
  • Cozy Up Your Home

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Insulate your walls to improve your comfort and reduce energy waste - it's like putting a sweater on your home!

    1 Member
  • Upgrade to an Efficient Vehicle

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 5 Expense: Expense: 5

    Replace your older inefficient vehicle with a car that gets at least 30 miles per gallon.

    1 Member
  • Start a Team

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Create your own team and see how much you can save together.

    1 Member
  • How Do You Measure Up?

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

    Calculate your home's carbon footprint to better understand your savings potential.

    1 Member
  • Fine Tune It: Furnace

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 3 Expense: Expense: 3

    Cars get tune-ups every few thousand miles - your furnace needs a tune up every fall.

    1 Member
  • Hung Out to Dry

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 2

    Get some cheap solar power and dry your clothes outside!

    1 Member
  • Wrap It

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Use plastic window kits to keep your home nice and cozy in the winter.

    1 Member

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