Recycling and composting are fine. But to really reduce our trash footprint, we need to cut back on what we acquire in the first place, and change how we acquire it. Then we’ll have less to throw away later.
Posts related to the D10 Como Park Environment Committee
The Como Community Council on Sept. 17 approved a series of recommendations from its Pathways work group to make bicycle and pedestrian paths in Como Regional Park “more useful to more people more often.”
Yes, Como Lake stinks. But that’s not unusual for this time of year, the Capitol Region Watershed District says. The short explanation: Blame the odors on a combination of more sun, hotter temperatures, aquatic plants dying, algae growing, and heavy rains that wash nutrients from our yards into the lake, says project manager Britta Belden.
Less driving, more-efficient buildings, and more looking out for each other are necessary steps if Saint Paul is going to effectively counter climate change, the city’s chief resilience officer told District 10’s Environment Committee this week. Russ Stark, who used to represent Ward 4 in the City Council, said the impacts of climate change on Saint Paul are not hard to spot.
District 10 has street barricades and portable recycling containers that community members can use for block parties, neighborhood, or family events
A “Pollinator Sky Rise” – a unique, ground-breaking combination of sculpture and science experiment – is now in place on the southwest shore of Como Lake. The Sky Rise is a joint project between Public Art Saint Paul and the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab.
Many hundreds of walkers, skaters, dogs and their owners and people eager for a cup of coffee pass by a large native plant garden just north of the Como Lakeside Pavilion every day. Little do they know that this large garden is weeded, mulched, pruned and generally cared for by a dedicated crew of volunteers, …
The Environment Committee of the Como Community Council, as part of its educational activity, has organized a self-guided, pictorial tree identification program. Our intention is to introduce Como Park users to the variety of interesting tree flora in the park, some of which are quite unique. Understanding some of our tree species will lead to …
The District 10 Environment Committee in partnership with the Como Zoo conducted a turtle study from May-August 2011 in Como Lake. The study was two parts; a basking study where turtles were counted from shore, and a trapping study where turtles were caught in traps. This is not a count of all of the turtles …