At Home

Here are some resources that can help each of us reduce our impact on the environment:

Electronic Waste Recycling

Tech Dump offers secure electronics recycling, many items being free.  Their security techniques for clearing hard drives meet the Department of Defense standards.  Tech Dump is fully licensed and insured, 100% of collected materials are recycled and they provide stable jobs for adults with barriers.  Locations are 698 Prior Avenue North in St. Paul and 825 Boone Avenue North in Minneapolis.  Contact or call 763-432-3117.

Recycling and Organic Waste Composting

For those who live in Ramsey County, be sure to download the Recycling Guide at or contact 651-633-EASY for locations and accepted items.

Household Hazardous Waste

The year-round household hazardous waste site is located 5 Empire Drive, St. Paul, MN 55103.  It is open to residents of Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin and Washington counties.  There are free mobile collection sites in a variety of greater metro locations during the warmer months.

Mississippi River State of the River Report and Stewardship Guide

Go to for the Mississippi River State of the River Report and Stewardship Guide, prepared by Friends of the Mississippi River and Mississippi National River and Recreation Area ( The Report is well-written and provides an excellent assessment of our beloved Mississippi River in mostly non-technical terms. The Stewardship Guide describes 10 easy steps that we can all do at home, which are:
1) Use salt wisely;
2) Don’t flush your pills;
3) Avoid microplastics in your purchasing;
4) Rake up, sweep up, pick up;
5) Keep the raindrop where it falls;
6) Maintain a river-friendly yard;
7) Adopt your storm drain;
8) Pick up after your pet;
9) Use lead-free shot and tackle;
10) Lend a hand.

GDLC hosts Solar Energy Party

With the support of Gloria Dei’s Caring for Creation Team, Kenton Johnson hosted a Solar Party at his home on October 23.  Twenty people interested in solar power options and other energy savings programs attended. The listed resources are not endorsed by Gloria Dei but are provided for assistance only.  For information about options for your home, here are contacts:


Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light webpage on Community Solar

List of Solar Gardens in Minnesota provided by Clean Energy Resource Teams

MNIPL’s Solar Garden waiting list for residents of Ramsey and Washington counties

Contact Brent Murcia of MNIPL with questions: or 860-796-1994


The Department of Commerce’s MN Solar App is a helpful tool to assess rooftop potential

All Energy Solar website

Questions: Contact Sarah Whebbe or 800-620-3370.


Home Energy Squad or 651-328-6220 is a program of the Center for Energy and Environment (CEE)

Green Home Doctors website

Contact Matt or Jen Danielson: or 612-216-1640.