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April 2013

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A Significant Choice for a Healthy Life

A Significant Choice for a Healthy Life

When it comes to building or remodeling a home, selective shoppers find plenty of styles at various price points from which to choose, but they have little idea whether or not exposure to the products is safe.

Local, Sustainable Landscape Consortium Hosts Monthly Potluck

Local, Sustainable Landscape Consortium Hosts Monthly Potluck

The Sustainable Landscape Consortium hosts a monthly potluck lunch for anyone interested in environmentally responsible landscaping and related services. Educators, contractors, urban farmers and others are invited to the relaxed networking event. The group’s next meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 25, at the Consortium’s office, in Milwaukee.

Earth Day Bike Summit Celebrates Pedal-Powered Transportation

Earth Day Bike Summit Celebrates Pedal-Powered Transportation

The Greener Oconomowoc Earth Day Bike Summit, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 21, at the Oconomowoc Arts Center, promises a schedule packed with family-friendly, bicycle-related fun. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., attendees can enjoy a locally sourced brunch and bike expo, featuring experts from Wisconsin bike clubs and businesses.

Thurow Primary Preventive Offers First Line Therapy

Thurow Primary Preventive Offers First Line Therapy

Thurow Primary Preventive Healthcare is now offering First Line Therapy (FLT), a medically supported program designed to optimize healthy energy production, decrease fat and increase muscle, support healthy blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of chronic health problems.

Free Presentations: Higher Brain Living Licensure

Free Presentations: Higher Brain Living Licensure

Two opportunities to experience and learn about becoming licensed in Higher Brain Living are happening locally: at the Iron Horse Hotel, in Milwaukee, led by Dr. Drew Neville, from 1 to 3 p.m., April 28; and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., May 2, at National Louis University, in Skokie, Illinois.

Milwaukee’s Second Annual Earth Day Celebration

Milwaukee’s Second Annual Earth Day Celebration

The city of Milwaukee’s Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green will collaborate to present their second annual Earth Day Celebration, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., April 19, just outside City Hall, on Market Street.

Sana Offers Private and Community Acupuncture

Sana Offers Private and Community Acupuncture

Sana Acupuncture & Apothecary, a community acupuncture clinic and Oriental-style herbal pharmacy, celebrated its grand opening this year at 924 West Oklahoma Avenue, in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee Company’s Innovation Enables Solar For Everyone

Milwaukee Company’s Innovation Enables Solar For Everyone

The first question most homeowners have about outfitting their homes for solar is, “How much will it cost?”

Olive, Fine Organic Living

Olive, Fine Organic Living

Olive, Fine Organic Living, an eco-friendly, organic, sustainable and fair trade store, is the brainchild of Michael Katarincic, a former attorney who had the desire to try something new.

Wellspring Education Leads Food Gardening Class

Wellspring Education Leads Food Gardening Class

Wellspring Organic Farm and Education Center offers a variety of hands-on gardening courses with a focus on organic growing practices. The season’s first garden preparation class is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m., April 13.

Animal Doctor to Sponsor Muskego Pioneer 5K Run/ Walk Benefiting Pets and Vets

Animal Doctor to Sponsor Muskego Pioneer 5K Run/ Walk Benefiting Pets and Vets

Dr. Jodie Gruenstern, owner of the Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex, is sponsoring the pet division of the Muskego Pioneer 5K Run/Walk, along with Dr. Janice Jurack, owner and head chiropractor of the Muskego Health and Wellness Center. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 8, at Veteran’s Park, in Muskego.

Milwaukee Chapter of 350.org Seeks New Members

Milwaukee Chapter of 350.org Seeks New Members

The Milwaukee chapter of 350.org—an international grassroots movement to solve the climate change crisis—invites Milwaukeeans to join its monthly meetings, held the second Tuesday of each month, at the Riverside location of the Urban Ecology Center, in Milwaukee.

Domo Geshe Rinpoche Teaches the Spiritual Practice of Loving Kindness

Domo Geshe Rinpoche Teaches the Spiritual Practice of Loving Kindness

White Conch Dharma Center presents Loving Kindness as a Spiritual Practice, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 12, at Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, 13300 Watertown Plank Road, in Elm Grove, for $15; Touching the World with Loving Kindness, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., April 14, at the same location, for $40; and The Healing Power of Loving Kindness, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., April 15, at The Atrium at Rolling Spirit, 6169B Industrial Court, in Greendale, for $15.

Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

Locally, institutions of higher learning, such as the University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Extension), have geared up to offer continuing education, outreach and online learning for outcomes such as certificates, undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainable business practices.

Reiki Master Cecelia Cross Joins THE CLEARING

Reiki Master Cecelia Cross Joins THE CLEARING

Reiki master Cecelia Cross, founder of Continual Creation Reiki, has joined THE CLEARING: Center for Well Being, in Milwaukee.

Author Kim John Payne, MEd, to Speak on Raising a Socially Resilient Child

Author Kim John Payne, MEd, to Speak on Raising a Socially Resilient Child

Kim John Payne, MEd, a consultant and trainer to more than 110 U.S. independent and public schools, will lead a talk, How Parents Can Raise a Socially Resilient Child: Breaking the Cycle of Reactivity, Exclusion and Bullying, from 10 a.m. to noon, April 13, at Prairie Hill Waldorf School.

April 2013 Kudos

April 2013 Kudos

Dr. John Whitcomb, director of the Brookfield Longevity and Healthy Living Clinic, in Brookfield, is the first Wisconsin physician to receive a master’s degree in nutrition and metabolic medicine.

Kim Hall Hosts Womyins Circle and Purposeful Play Retreat

Kim Hall Hosts Womyins Circle and Purposeful Play Retreat

Kim Hall created Inspire 2 Succeed for Womyin events in order to "catapult womyin into embracing their feminine power." The next five-week Womyin’s Circle begins April 8.

April 2013 Publisher Letter

April 2013 Publisher Letter

How to best develop the leaders of the future is the topic of our feature article this month, “Education for a More Sustainable World.”

Lake Walk for Cancer and Health and Wellness Fair

Lake Walk for Cancer and Health and Wellness Fair

Abundant Joy Yoga and Wellness will collaborate with neighboring companies in the Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza for a free, indoor/outdoor, health and wellness fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 4, immediately following the 10th annual Lake Walk for Cancer around Lake Fowler, in Oconomowoc.