If you operate a small business in Minnesota, be sure to check out the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program web pages. Included are general information pages on air, water, waste and clean up issues, a link to the Environmental Guide for Small Businesses in Minnesota, information specific for various sectors (including auto body and auto repair, dry cleaning, halogenated solvent cleaning, automotive salvage yards, chromium electroplating and anodizing, fiberglass fabricators, and wood finishers), links to related EPA initiatives, and archived editions of two newsletters–Small Business Enterprise, a quarterly newsletter published by the SBEAP that covers pollution prevention, compliance and training, and The Cross Link, a newsletter geared specifically toward fiber reinforced plastics (FRP) products manufacturers.
TreeHugger Offers Green Gift Guide
TreeHugger has a well-organized guide available called How to Green Your Gifts. The guide provides 10 quick tips for greener gift giving, more in-depth considerations for those committed to adopting more environmentally-friendly gifting habits, links for further information on other web sites and their own (the compilation of green Father’s Day gift ideas is particularly timely) and suggestions for sources of greener gifts.