Living Green 365: Resourceful decorating and creative reuse

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Resourceful decorating and creative reuse

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Creative reuse—taking discarded, worn, or broken items and creating new products—can help you stretch your budget and keep materials out of the trash.

There is a vibrant and growing reuse community in Minnesota that includes businesses that take used items and repurpose them into beautiful, saleable décor pieces. Some establishments also offer consumer workshops or classes that will teach you how to create your own inspired pieces.

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Community events and resources

Sustainability Film Series - Luen Hai: Decoding the Connection. Thursday, November 9, 6 PM - 8 PM. Bell Museum Auditorium, 10 Church Street SE, Minneapolis. FREE. Come learn how America's dependence on technology impacts the environment and people around the world. This is the first film in this year's Sustainability Film Series. Enjoy the documentary from students at St John's and St Ben's Extending the Link group, followed by a panel discussion including industry experts and government leaders involved in the Minnesota Right to Repair movement. For more information, click here.

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Do it Green! Minnesota's 12TH ANNUAL GREEN GIFTS FAIR. Saturday, November 18th, 10AM - 5PM. Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. The Green Gifts Fair is a fun, family-friendly event designed to inspire Minnesotans to try a greener holiday season. There will be 80+ eco-gift vendors, community building activities, demos in multiple languages, a creative expressions lab, a silent auction, free music, a family passport with prizes and much more! A $1 donation will be accepted at the door.

light app

Looking for the perfect LED bulb? There's an app for that! A new tool makes choosing the right LED bulb a lot easier. The Right Light App, a free resource developed by Clean Energy Resource Teams, can help you pick the perfect bulb when shopping, from bulb and fixture types to color and brightness suggestions. Available at

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Erin Barnes-Driscoll and the Living Green Team