July 2011

Green Issue | Vegetarian Dishes

Thanks to a local educational partnership, over 20 students grades K-6 are now well-versed in being well-mannered.


Reasons abound for giving the meat in your diet the heave-ho, from concerns about animal cruelty to health measures like avoiding animal fats—and lately, the environmental impacts of meat production.


College sophomore Angela Sandall has been taking photos for as long as she can remember, though she says it truly became an art form for her in her junior high years. This photo of her youngest brother Danny, 8, was taken in her parents’ Plymouth driveway on the Fourth of July 2010.


For the first time in Plymouth, local anglers can get their kids out on the waters of Parkers Lake to help support both city and Rotary at the Kids Fishing event July 15.


Redefining Green

The creation and collaboration of Plymouth-based Noble Conservation Solutions.

When you hear the word “green,” what do you think of?


While living in New York City, my husband and I were fined a decent sum by our building for grilling out on our fire escape. What can we say? We were desperate!


Let me first say that when my editor approached me to take my first yoga class and then write about it, I was hesitant.


A quick glance at her designs is all it takes to see where Chelsea Geenen, the creative mastermind behind Plymouth-based clothing company Chelsea Baby, finds ideas for her line of eco-friendly baby shoes.


Calling all shutterbugs! Grab your cameras, because our search for the best local photos is about to begin. Between August 1 and 31, aspiring photographers can submit up to three photos of local attractions, animals and more on our website.


As we soak up the sun, many local lawns are soaking up a new fertilizer: One Ap Spread It & Forget It.


Not your average team, The Minnesota Air Guard Veterans bowling fivesome are also Perfect 300 Vets: They won last year’s U.S. 47th annual Air National Guard Tourney in Salt Lake City and placed fourth this year in Duluth.


The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time

By Elizabeth Rogers and Thomas M. Kostigen, Three Rivers Press


Plymouth resident Jora Bart says she’s a big fan of the RiverCentre’s “50-50 in 2” program, which since 2009 focuses on both reducing trash and increasing recycling by 50 percent in two years. This spring, six months ahead of schedule, the program exceeded its goal.


Last spring there was a lot of hubbub over Plymouth Library’s sustainable roof, and just more than a year later, there still is.