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October 2012

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Shaping Sustainability

Shaping Sustainability

Thanks to visionary business owners who anticipated solid green opportunities on the horizon, as well as innovative colleges with a pioneering training curriculum, such as Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and its Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM), sustainable business can anticipate a more positive lending experience and brighter future.

Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Provides Incentives for Saving Energy

Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Provides Incentives for Saving Energy

Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me2) helps homeowners and business owners make energy-efficiency improvements by paying upfront costs of making energy-efficient changes that save money over time.

October 2012 Publisher Letter

October 2012 Publisher Letter

It’s easy to point out what is wrong with our world, from catastrophic climate change and rampant pollution to overpopulation and the widespread abuse of natural resources.

Helios Solar Works Releases SolSimple Solar AC Modules

Helios Solar Works Releases SolSimple Solar AC Modules

Helios Solar Works, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of crystalline PV modules, has released its SolSimple line of true AC modules.

Maple Tree Children’s Garden Offers Nature-Oriented Childcare

Maple Tree Children’s Garden Offers Nature-Oriented Childcare

Maple Tree Children’s Garden (MTCH), in Milwaukee’s Washington Heights neighborhood, will begin accepting registration for Monday-through-Friday childcare of children ages 2 to 6 this fall.

Wild Feminine Workshop Taps Into Female Energy

Wild Feminine Workshop Taps Into Female Energy

A team of professional women will come together to guide an educational and experiential workshop, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., November 17, for women to learn about their bodies and how to move freely and comfortably in them.

Milwaukee’s World Vegetarian Month Events

Milwaukee’s World Vegetarian Month Events

October is World Vegetarian Month, and Milwaukee Area Resources for Vegetarianism (MARV) will mark the occasion with several discussions about eating a plant-based diet. Talks are free and open to the public, starting between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to the following schedule of dates and locations.

Save Our Soils Turns Kitchen Waste into Compost

Save Our Soils Turns Kitchen Waste into Compost

Save Our Soils is a revolutionary food waste management business that focuses on limiting the amount of organic waste that goes into landfills by collecting kitchen scraps from member households in the metro Milwaukee area, and then creating usable Earth-friendly compost with them.

Sponsor a Sturgeon Release at Riveredge Sturgeon Fest

Sponsor a Sturgeon Release at Riveredge Sturgeon Fest

The seventh annual Riveredge Sturgeon Fest, to be held in Thiensville Village Park, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., October 6, gives individuals the opportunity to sponsor and release young lake sturgeon into the Milwaukee River as part of an ongoing effort to restore a naturally reproducing population of the species to the river.

The Healing Place Opens New Location in Germantown

The Healing Place Opens New Location in Germantown

Lee Ann Baum and Peig Myota will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., October 27, to celebrate the grand opening of the new location of their center, The Healing Place (THP), within the Feronia Wellness Center, N112W16760 Mequon Road, in Germantown.

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey Promotes Clean Transportation

National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey Promotes Clean Transportation

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey will be celebrated with activities October 25, including an AFV Tour, in Milwaukee, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., and an AFV Show, in Oconomowoc, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Take a DTour for Art at the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest

Take a DTour for Art at the Reedsburg Fermentation Fest

Weaving through the Driftless Area around Reedsburg, Wisconsin, the 50-mile-long Farm/Art DTour will combine art, live performances, educational exhibits and breathtaking scenery to complement the cooking demos, food samples and culinary seminars that comprise the 10-day Reedsburg Fermentation Fest, running October 12 through 21.

Knick Salon and Spa

Knick Salon and Spa

Kira Kleynerman, owner of Knick Salon and Spa, inside the Knickerbocker On The Lake Hotel, in Milwaukee, says her goal is to make clients feel as beautiful on the inside as they look on the outside.