HPDL’s Environmental Committee formed in 2012 to encourage eco-friendly practices in the community. We sponsor an annual Earth Day event in April which helps clean up the surrounding waterways. During the rest of the year we work on improvement projects. Our first project resulted in the South Minneapolis Organics Recycling program, an alternative waste drop-off site at Pearl Park which serves residents from all across south Minneapolis. We look forward to helping HPDL continue incorporating environmentally friendly practices.