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"Doorstep Cleanups" replace community spring cleanups

Published April 22, 2020

"Doorstep Cleanups" ask residents to clean up litter in the front, back and sides of their homes / property while maintaining proper social distancing and staying in compliance with state and city orders to be Safer At Home.

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100 Milwaukee green things

Published April 22, 2020

OnMilwaukee compiled a list of 100 green - and sorta green - things in Brew City. Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee.

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Wisconsin Trust announces 2019 preservation award winners

Published April 22, 2019

In the spirit of Earth Day, and the philosophy of reuse and recycling, here are the Wisconsin Trust for Historic Preservation 2019 Preservation Award winners, who have polished up the old and made it new again.

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WaterMarks events aim to educate, explore Milwaukee's water systems

Published April 22, 2018

Over the last year, the United Community Center's Acosta Middle School has partnered with WaterMarks initiative to educate Milwaukee about its unique water systems. A city-wide public art project, "WaterMarks: An Atlas of Water and City of Milwaukee," invites community members to explore and better understand their relationships to the water systems and infrastructure that support their lives.

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Two local joints nix straws

Published April 22, 2018

More and more local restaurants are getting rid of plastic straws. Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee.

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Shade gardening beyond hostas

Published April 22, 2018

A shady spot provides welcome relief from the summer heat, but it can make growing a beautiful garden a bit more challenging. Take heart: Your landscape may receive more sunlight than you suspect, and if not, there are quite a few shade-tolerant plants you can grow.

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10 easy ways to stop killing the earth

Published April 22, 2018

Corporations and retailers across the globe are going green But consumer behaviors have at least as much, if not more, impact on the environment as the initiatives undertaken by businesses. Here are 10 easy things you can do to make a difference.

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ReStore celebrates Earth Day and Gallery Night with recycled art show

Published April 18, 2018

In anticipation of the annual Earth Day observance/celebration, which takes place each April 22, Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity ReStore hosts its ninth annual Recycled Art Contest, with 116 recycled and repurposed works in what is surely the city's most eco-minded annual art show.

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Grow your own tropical paradise in a container or garden

Published April 22, 2017

Just choose a few containers or locate some spots in the garden where you can include these bold-leafed beauties. Before you know it, you'll be sipping your favorite beverage in your very own tropical garden.

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Ease into gardening with a raised bed

Published April 23, 2016

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling.

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Rock the Green hosts Earth Day Celebration

Published April 18, 2016

If you're looking for something to do for lunch this Friday, be sure to stop by the CityCenter building, 735 N. Water St., Downtown, for food, live music, and a sneak peak at what Milwaukee is doing to make the Earth a better place.