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Give Mother Earth  A Fighting Chance

Give Mother Earth A Fighting Chance

Unless society collectively changes its lifestyle habits that affect the environment, Mother Earth will not have a chance to recover from the abuse inflicted by humans for decades.

Ayurveda Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

Ayurveda Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Baby

During pregnancy, Mother Nature has ensured that baby’s needs are more important than the mother’s; hence, optimal self-care during pregnancy is essential.

Connecting Kids to the Earth

Connecting Kids to the Earth

These days, connecting to the planet doesn’t happen automatically–but we can change that.

Protecting Bumblebees 
Is a Gardening Must

Protecting Bumblebees 
Is a Gardening Must

Bumblebees are in trouble, and that means trouble for our vegetable gardens. Use these proposed tips to help protect these important pollinators!

Yoga Instructor Empowers People to Live Healthier Lives

Yoga Instructor Empowers People to Live Healthier Lives

Founder of Pure Energy Yoga, Shelley Carpenter, has found that yoga not only relieves pain, but can help bring the mind, body and spirit into harmony.

The Smorgasbord 
of Midwestern Laws

The Smorgasbord 
of Midwestern Laws

The Midwest has a great tradition of home cooking, yet, state laws are sometimes hostile to the home cook that tires to test the market or grow a homemade business.

Launching a Kitchen-
Based Food Business 
from Home

Launching a Kitchen-
Based Food Business 
from Home

Depending on the relatively new cottage food laws in Wisconsin and other states, home bakers, picklers and jammers can now launch a food business from their home kitchen.

Rocker Neil Young Celebrates Food 
Democracy with New Album Tour

Rocker Neil Young Celebrates Food 
Democracy with New Album Tour

Legendary musician Neil Young and his new band, Promise of the Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah Nelson, on July 5.

Leaders of Milwaukee’s Sustainable Food Movement

Leaders of Milwaukee’s Sustainable Food Movement

Today’s metropolitan Milwaukee area has an abundance of small-scale and urban farms, nonprofits and community partnerships striving to make fresh and organically grown food accessible and affordable for everyone.

Landscaping Company Rooted in Sustainable Practices

Landscaping Company Rooted in Sustainable Practices

David Fischer and Mike Herrenbruck, co-owners of Eco Harmony Landscape & Design, LLC, met while enrolled in the horticultural program at Milwaukee Area Technical College, and later teamed up to build a successful and sustainable horticulture business.

Keeping a Leading Edge on Renewable Energy

Keeping a Leading Edge on Renewable Energy

Kirk Kindred, national sales director of SunVest Solar, a design-build solar development company in Pewaukee, is optimistic about the future of solar energy.

FarmWise Education Teaches Kids Real-Life Skills

FarmWise Education Teaches Kids Real-Life Skills

In 2008, Bente Goldstein started FarmWise Education, a farm-based learning center, on her own Elkhorn property.

Helping Pollinators in Peril

Helping Pollinators in Peril

Honeybees are one of the most essential and observable pollinators of agricultural crops. As their population has begun to decline recently in North America and Europe, scientists and environmentalists alike are concerned about pollinator shortages.

The Sustainability Summit and Exposition

The Sustainability Summit and Exposition

The Evolution of a Flourishing Green Idea

Since 2004, Milwaukee’s highly successful Sustainability Summit and Exposition has been attracting participants interested in energy efficiency, social responsibility and green energy practices.

Bradley Blaeser, The Green Team

Bradley Blaeser, The Green Team

Creative Entrepreneur Considers People and the Planet

The Green Team’s landscaping services comprise eco-friendly weed and pest control, tree and shrub care, the installation and maintenance of landscape features that include vegetable gardens and edible landscapes, and water management services such as rain garden installation.

Source 1 Project Solutions

Source 1 Project Solutions

Helping People Find Healthy Home Choices

Source 1 Project Solutions, Inc., in Butler, owned by Jonathan Synovic, president, and Toby Van Sistine, offers healthy home remodeling and construction design and consulting.

Wudeward Urban Forest Products

Wudeward Urban Forest Products

Repurposing Wisconsin’s Most Abundant Natural Resource

Today in Milwaukee, local urban wood steward Dwayne Sperber, founder of Wudeward Urban Forest Products, is working vigorously to garner respect for urban wood as a valuable resource that can contribute a sense of place to local building and restoration projects in the form of furniture and lumber.

Stinging Nettles

Stinging Nettles

Wildcrafting for Health

The wild plant stinging nettle is loaded with vitamins, minerals and protein, making it a favorite of outdoor survivalists.

Creating a Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Creating a Monarch Butterfly Habitat

Backyard gardeners can make a difference to enhance, restore, and protect monarch habitats in order to sustain the migration of the butterflies.

A Significant Choice for a Healthy Life

A Significant Choice for a Healthy Life

Non-Toxic Building and Remodeling

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.

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Milwaukee to Install Bike Boulevards

Milwaukee to Install Bike Boulevards

The City of Milwaukee is planning its first bike boulevards, also known as shared roadways.

New Pre-Prepared Meal Business is Making Milwaukee Greener

New Pre-Prepared Meal Business is Making Milwaukee Greener

Green Jar Express, a new local company, is striving to make Milwaukee healthier and greener by offering meals, salads and smoothies made with fresh, organic local ingredients delivered in toxin-free packaging.

MREA Hosts Wisconsin Solar Tour

MREA Hosts Wisconsin Solar Tour

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 7, participants can tour a variety of sites and see first hand how Wisconsin residents are reducing their monthly energy bills, cutting harmful carbon emissions and improving their property values.

Ben Harper & The Innocent 
Criminals Headline Rock the Green

Ben Harper & The Innocent 
Criminals Headline Rock the Green

Rock the Green is a local nonprofit with a mission to educate and empower the community to take actionable steps to live sustainably.

Field Trips and Scout Days Being Held at 
Victory Garden Initiative Farm

Field Trips and Scout Days Being Held at 
Victory Garden Initiative Farm

The field trips, offered Monday through Saturday through October, provide a unique opportunity for children of all ages to learn about growing food, local food systems, pollination, bees, compost and more.

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Pumped Up About Geothermal

Pumped Up About Geothermal

People are finding that geothermal pumps, which draw on the below-ground temperature of 50 degrees to heat and cool buildings, make sense environmentally and economically.

Creating Community

Creating Community

With simple, clear steps and procedures, we can build bonds with our neighbors to create a better tomorrow together.

Solar Heats Up

Solar Heats Up

Rapidly improving technology and sharply declining prices are making solar energy an ever more attractive option for homeowners.

Help for Injured Wildlife

Help for Injured Wildlife

Wildlife rehabilitation centers across the country are providing help to lost, injured or orphaned animals in need of care.

Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

Healthy Eye-Catching Eco-Wear

Wrinkled cotton T-shirts used to define planet-friendly clothing, but today’s fashion designers are producing distinctive eco-lines that feel good and look great.

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Green Living Briefs

Pedestrian Power

Pedestrian Power

Smart Street Lights Powered by Footsteps

Getting Greener

Getting Greener

Renewables Hit High Mark in UK

Eco Sneakers

Eco Sneakers

Biodegradable Reeboks Help Solve Waste Problem

Resource Saver

Resource Saver

Innovative Building Material Trumps Concrete

Mold Gold

Mold Gold

Decaying Autumn Leaves Feed Summer Gardens

Milkweed Mittens

Milkweed Mittens

Common Weed Is Lightweight Insulator


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