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Understanding Clothing Insulation

Understanding Clothing Insulation

Learning about clothing insulation—the different types, the advantages of each, and their sustainability and affect on animals—helps one consider the important factors before making a decision about what clothing to buy.

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.

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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 on Saturday, April 27, Milwaukee Riverkeeper will proudly host their 24th annual Spring River Cleanup with nearly 4,000 volunteers joining together across the Milwaukee River Basin to get outdoors, pick up trash and help to achieve swimmable, fishable rivers.

One Day Is Not Enough—Celebrate Milwaukee Earth Month

One Day Is Not Enough—Celebrate Milwaukee Earth Month

Throughout the month of April, the Urban Ecology Center will promote sustainability initiatives through Milwaukee Earth Month.

Plastic-Free MKE Raising Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Plastic-Free MKE Raising Awareness of Plastic Pollution

Plastic-Free MKE, a volunteer group dedicated to reducing single-use plastic in the Milwaukee area, holds meetings on the first Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Urban Ecology Center’s Riverside Park location.

The Sherman Phoenix Rises

The Sherman Phoenix Rises

The Sherman Phoenix, a unique marketplace comprised of 29 small businesses-of-color offering diverse foods, wellness services, art and cultural activities, opened November 30 in the Sherman Park neighborhood.

Simply Earth Opens Brick-and-Mortar Store

Simply Earth Opens Brick-and-Mortar Store

After four years of being an e-commerce business, Simply Earth, retailer of essential oils and accessories, will host the grand opening of its first physical location at Bayshore Town Center, in Glendale.

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Plants Talk

Plants Talk

Plants may not be raising an audible ruckus, but scientists are finding they communicate silently with each other through smells, hearing and underground networks.

Power Switch

Power Switch

Costs are down, technology is up and tax credits are up for grabs. There’s never been a better time to declare energy independence and explore solar, wind and geothermal options.

Native Intelligence

Native Intelligence

Native plants need less water, fewer chemicals and live longer than exotics and cultivars, supporting birds, bees, butterflies, wildlife and a healthy ecosystem.

Saving a Drop to Drink

Saving a Drop to Drink

Fresh water supplies are dwindling globally, including in the U.S., yet we can do things on a personal level to help hold onto this finite resource.

Investing for Good

Investing for Good

Socially responsible investing, which accounts for a whopping quarter of U.S. funds under professional management, now offers options to suit every cause and income level.

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Green Living Briefs

Beyond Green Burial

Beyond Green Burial

Human Composting at the End of Life

Skip the Slip

Skip the Slip

Digital Receipts Gain Momentum

Healthier Dry Cleaning

Healthier Dry Cleaning

Non-Toxic Ways to Lower Risks

Eco Fill-up

Eco Fill-up

Liquid Fuel Stores Solar Energy

Techno Timber

Techno Timber

Artificial Wood Resists Fire and Water

Spring Decluttering

Spring Decluttering

Many Benefits of Reorganizing


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