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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.

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.

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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.

Amazon Rainforest Tour Explores 
the Healing Power of Nature

Amazon Rainforest Tour Explores 
the Healing Power of Nature

Sonia Vasquez of Amasonia is hosting an Amazon rainforest healing tour, June 30 through July 5, in which participants will have the opportunity to meet the indigenous and scientific communities in the Colombian Amazon forest.

Celebrate Earth Day with Rock the Green 
and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

Celebrate Earth Day with Rock the Green 
and Milwaukee Riverkeeper

From 9 a.m. to noon, April 21, Milwaukee Riverkeeper is proudly hosting their 23rd annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to pick up trash, get outdoors and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers.

Ring In A Healthy New Year at the Winter Wellness Expo

Ring In A Healthy New Year at the Winter Wellness Expo

The annual Winter Wellness Expo Lake Country, an event featuring over 30 holistic health vendors, classes, demonstrations and more, takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., January 20, at Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness.

Extreme Kleaner Promotes Main Street Premium Brand Through Small Business

Extreme Kleaner Promotes Main Street Premium Brand Through Small Business

Extreme Kleaner has created a new program to partner with selected locally owned retailers through the exclusive placing of its Main Street Premium Brand in those stores.

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Healthy Climate, Healthy People

Healthy Climate, Healthy People

As the Earth slowly heats up, we’re being affected by rising allergens, disaster-related trauma and the increase in insects carrying dangerous diseases.

Healthy House

Healthy House

From using defrosting trays to doffing shoes at the door to placing plants in the loo, easy ways abound to make our home healthier for us and easier on our environment.

Frugal Foodie

Frugal Foodie

The average family throws away a quarter of the food it buys, wasting an average of $2,200 a year, but with some simple strategies no scraps need go to waste.

City Homesteading

City Homesteading

Across the country, people in communities of all sizes are crafting ways to grow food, build eco-homes and live in harmony with the environment and each other.

Kick the Plastic Habit

Kick the Plastic Habit

With the oceans predicted to contain more plastic than fish by 2050, we can join vital efforts underway at personal, local and global levels to reduce plastic use.

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Green Living Briefs

Distributed Power

Distributed Power

Energy Users Control Own Supplies

Transforming Plastics

Transforming Plastics

Mobile Trashpresso Turns Trash into Tiles

Protective Plants

Protective Plants

Indoor Greenery Removes Airborne Toxins

Auto Revolution

Auto Revolution

Industry Revs Up for Electric Car Future

Bottle Buyback

Bottle Buyback

Britain May Charge Deposit to Reduce Bottle Litter

Yes to Yarn

Yes to Yarn

Popular Needlework Crafts Go Green


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