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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?”

April 2013
Olive, Fine Organic Living

Olive, Fine Organic Living

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.

April 2013
Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

Setting Trends in Sustainable Education

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.

April 2013
Building a More Resilient Milwaukee

Building a More Resilient Milwaukee

Since 2007, organizations such as the Center for Resilient Cities (CRC), Milwaukee Food Council (MFC), SeedFolks Youth Ministry, Alice’s Garden and Walnut Way Conservation Corp. have been among the dozens working with Milwaukee residents to create a healthy food system that is economically vibrant, socially just and environmentally sustainable.

March 2013
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.

October 2012
Kinkoona Farm

Kinkoona Farm

To Suellen Thomson-Link and her three children Syon, Acaya and Sundara, stewards of Kinkoona Farm's 35 acres, nature and nurture are interchangeable words.

September 2012
Learning to Value Nature

Learning to Value Nature

Ken Leinbach had one thing on his mind during the mid-1990s when he took the helm as executive director of the Urban Ecology Center, located in a doublewide trailer in a crime-ridden, 15-acre city park full of litter and invasive plants.

July 2012
Inspiring Communities to Build Sustainable Food Systems

Inspiring Communities to Build Sustainable Food Systems

Will Allen's book, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities, chronicles his decision to cash in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot a half-mile away from Milwaukee’s largest public housing project, now home to his organization, Growing Power.

June 2012
Energy Efficiency: The Secret to a Better Home

Energy Efficiency: The Secret to a Better Home

When it comes to home improvement, energy efficiency can make a big difference. Here’s how two Milwaukee homeowners made their homes better.

June 2012
The Horticratic Oath

The Horticratic Oath

The ancient Hippocratic Oath begins, “First, do no harm…” Perhaps a “Horticratic Oath” is an equally important promise, addressing the foundation of life on earth.

April 2012