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Beyond Birth Control

Beyond Birth Control

The Naturopathic Approach to Hormone Balance

The naturopathic approach to this issue aims to restore normal hormonal rhythm and balance by looking at hormones produced by the ovaries and then by looking at the body as a whole.

Citizens, Restaurateurs Reduce Plastic Pollution Through 
The Last Plastic Straw

Citizens, Restaurateurs Reduce Plastic Pollution Through 
The Last Plastic Straw

According to the California-based nonprofit Plastic Pollution Coalition, over 500 million plastic straws are used each day in the United States. In today’s on-the-go culture, straws are typically used only for a short time and then discarded, ultimately becoming a source of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways.

Dare to Be Aware Fair Celebrates 11 Years of Holistic Networking

Dare to Be Aware Fair Celebrates 11 Years of Holistic Networking

This year’s fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 14, at Alverno College, in the Sister Joel Read Conference Center.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Cedarburg Garden Walk Showcases Stunning Landscapes

Cedarburg Garden Walk Showcases Stunning Landscapes

The 10th annual Cedarburg Garden Walk, sponsored by the Cedarburg Woman’s Club, takes place this year from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 14 and 15.

New Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging and Training Facility in Wisconsin

New Solar and Electric Vehicle Charging and Training Facility in Wisconsin

The lab is designed to charge electric vehicles and provide hands-on training at MREA’s headquarters in Custer, Wisconsin.

Teens Grow Greens Cooks for a Cause

Teens Grow Greens Cooks for a Cause

The organization, which formed in 2014 and has the motto “learn, grow and go”, teaches teenagers to develop life skills through hands-on experience via a nine-month paid internship.

Herbal Conference in Wisconsin

Herbal Conference in Wisconsin

The seventh annual Midwest Women’s Herbal Conference, to be held June 1 to 3 in Almond, Wisconsin.

Victory Garden Initiative Expands Classroom 
and Event Space

Victory Garden Initiative Expands Classroom 
and Event Space

Victory Garden Initiative is expanding their urban farm campus through the purchase of a building across the street from their urban farm in the Harambee neighborhood.

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Waste No Water

Waste No Water

As potable water gets scarcer worldwide, American communities are creatively exploring ways to encourage people to be always water wise.

Art that Inspires Action

Art that Inspires Action

By using marine debris, steel, twigs and even snow, artists are incorporating the natural world into their work while simultaneously sending out an SOS from the planet.

We Need Clean Waters

We Need Clean Waters

Efforts are underway around the country to make polluted waterways clean again and to instill local appreciation for their many helpful roles.

Livable Communities We Love

Livable Communities We Love

Across the country, cities from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh to Portland are finding fresh new ways to create engaging street life for residents while eco-upgrading their green spaces, services and infrastructure.

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

Eco-Upgrades for America’s Landmarks

From the Grand Canyon to the Gateway Arch to the Empire State Building, America’s landmarks are making the old new again with Earth-friendly changes.

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Green Living Briefs

Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Hyperloop Hyper-Speed

Innovative Shortcut to Faster Travel

Plog On

Plog On

Picking Up Litter While Jogging Becomes a Winning Trend

Rethinking Toiletries

Rethinking Toiletries

Using Less Saves Both Money and the Planet

Loving It

Loving It

Fast Food Giants Finally Address Plastic Pollution

Meat Menace

Meat Menace

Animal Product Emissions Rival Oil

Natural Pools

Natural Pools

Swim Amidst Stones and Plants


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