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Hennepin County Environmental Services

Hennepin County Environmental Services

The Department of Environmental Services is committed to protecting the environment and conserving resources for future generations. Our programs focus on the reduction and responsible management of wastes, the protection of natural resources and the promotion of environmental stewardship.

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  • 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.

    12 Members
  • Wash 'em Cold

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    10 Members
  • Get With the Program

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 2

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

    8 Members
  • You Have the Power

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    6 Members
  • Harness the Power of Wind

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 3

    Buy green power from your utility and cut back on your coal habit.

    1 Member
  • 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.

    1 Member
  • Thank Your Fans: Window A/C

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    1 Member
  • 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.

    1 Member
  • Five is Just Fine

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

    Take five minute showers for squeaky-clean energy savings.

    1 Member
  • Flip the Switch

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 1 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    1 Member
  • Drive to the Limit

    Difficulty: Difficulty: 2 Expense: Expense: 1

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

    1 Member
  • 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.

    1 Member

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