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VIDEO: A Visit to the Eco-Experience

September 06, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

The great Minnesota get-together was mostly about bizarre foods, homegrown entertainment, and people-watching. But with growing public attention to sustainability, Minnesota State Fair's Eco-Experience exhibit drew fair goers looking for ways to reduce energy use and save money.

During the Fair we visited with Wayne Gjerde of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency about the display "Bottle Buyology", which uses shock value statistics to communicate the need for increased recycling: to reduce waste, and to stimulate Minnesota manufacturing jobs re-purposing plastic, metals, and paper.


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