April 13, 2011
“You have to have about a 30-40 percent utilization rate based on a 24-hour day for the cars to pay for themselves,” said Lohide. “We’ve never hit that.”
The Winona State University car rental program offered to students, faculty and staff may not be available next fall.
Kurt Lohide, vice president for finance and administrative services at WSU, said the Zipcar program on campus is struggling with the amount of student use required for the program to be sustainable--an average of 8 to 10 hours a day.
April 12, 2011
Prairies are defined as an open community, dominated by grass, having less than one tree per acre, and there are more prairies in Minnesota than one might think
April 7, 2011
Kombucha, a fermented tea often used for medicinal purposes, is meant to enhance the bacterial balance in the body
March 30, 2011
Rochelle Jansen is a participant in the Minnesota GreenCorps organization, aimed at educating staff and students about increasing on-site food production, reducing waste and helping to create a rainwater collection system
After 23 years, Rochelle Jansen’s search led her to a compost bin in a small learning community in Minnesota City, Minn., and she couldn’t feel more at home.
As of September, Riverway Learning Community has had an extra instructor on campus, of the green variety. The newcomer to the Minnesota City school, Jansen, doesn’t teach math or English. Her brand of lesson plans and quizzes involve a more natural technique.
March 18, 2011
Great River Bluffs State Park opened its doors on a new energy efficient office and shop, spearheading the way for the future of environmental building in the DNR
March 15, 2011
Through classes at Whitewater State Park, community members can learn how to tap and create their own syrup from resources in their own backyards
March 2, 2011
A local family is extending the gardening season through a homemade hoop house in the backyard of their city home
February 28, 2011
Local homebrewers ready their top creations for entry into the first St. Patrick's Day Homebrew Contest at Bluff Country Co-op
February 25, 2011
A local 27-year-old hopes to rejuvenate the centuries-old artistry of shoe repair and leather-working by focusing on the traditions of the past
February 22, 2011
For three years, a local couple has been improving the health of the Winona community through specialized Chinese tea and the lifestyle that oftentimes comes with it