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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Style Meets Sustainability and Social Responsibility

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.

Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

The UW-Extension Offers Interdisciplinary Green Degrees

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.

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Victory Garden BLITZ

Victory Garden BLITZ

Victory Garden Initiative will hold the ninth annual Great Milwaukee Victory Garden BLITZ, the nation’s largest garden-building effort, from May 13 to 27.

Milwaukee Public Museum Hosts Global Kitchen Exhibit

Milwaukee Public Museum Hosts Global Kitchen Exhibit

From March 3 through July 9, the Milwaukee Public Museum will host Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, a traveling exhibit where visitors can explore the farm to fork food system.

Free Spirit School Presents 
Spring Into Wellness

Free Spirit School Presents 
Spring Into Wellness

On March 18, journey into a world of alternative health care with free workshops, health care specialists and practitioner booths at the Spring Into Wellness conference, a fun exploratory event that offers the public alternative options for healthy living.

New School Focuses on Children with Neuro-Diverse Needs

New School Focuses on Children with Neuro-Diverse Needs

Bloom360 Learning Community is hosting informational sessions for the enrollment of the 2017-18 school year on Feb. 16 and Feb. 26 at the school's business office in Milwaukee.

Green Team of 
Wisconsin Job Fairs

Green Team of 
Wisconsin Job Fairs

The Green Team of Wisconsin, Inc. will be holding job fairs on Feb. 16 and on Feb. 18.

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Forever Green

Forever Green

The latest creative and Earth-friendly options include converting remains into tree planters, jewelry, ocean reefs and even vinyl records.

Sustainably Stylish Home

Sustainably Stylish Home

Buying a sofa or carpet? Now we can check out its origins to verify it’s made from sustainable products without child labor or toxic chemicals harmful to family members.

A Gorgeously Greener Holiday

A Gorgeously Greener Holiday

With a little creativity, we can decorate with eco-friendly holiday trees, wreaths and table settings that festively marry cherished traditions with contemporary delights.

One-Person Pamper Party

One-Person Pamper Party

In these stressful times, it’s critical to practice the ancient art of self-pampering in salons, spas and our own homes.

Planet-Friendly and Profitable

Planet-Friendly and Profitable

Facial scrubs from recycled coffee grounds, urban delivery of potted herbs, shared bikes: there’s no end of good ideas—and customers—when people combine enterprise with eco-concerns.

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Green Living Briefs

Raw Hide

Raw Hide

A Veggie Leather Alternative

Bag Ban

Bag Ban

California Outlaws Single-Use Plastic Bags

Eco-Joe

Eco-Joe

Making a Cuppa More Planet-Friendly

Repurposed Pallets

Repurposed Pallets

Texas Company Turns Wood Waste into Furniture

Laundry List

Laundry List

Cool Tips to Save Money and Energy

Protecting Pollinators

Protecting Pollinators

Maryland Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides


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Natural Awakenings Green Magazine Milwaukee February 2017
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