Environment

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Check out Steinhafels' new Green Machines

Published Nov. 9, 2016

Most of the time we talk about, well, it's pretty obvious: furniture! But today, we want to talk about something a little different, something that drives our business - literally - and helps us serve our customers more efficiently: green energy!

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An early look at Rock the Green's green grounds

Published Sept. 16, 2016

Looking around Reed Street Yards, it's hard not to think it would be a perfect place for a nature-conscious music festival. Apparently Rock the Green thought the same thing, as the area will play host to its return on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Rock The Green 2016

Published Sept. 12, 2016

After taking a three-year break, Rock the Green is back with a killer music line-up, featuring acts both local and national, and great environmental education! Check out the full details of the event here.

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Environmental educator helps kids "enjoy the beauty of nature"

Published April 8, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service highlights Elise Myers, an environmental educator at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park. For most of these children, her classes - designed to connect them with nature - provide encounters they almost never have.

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Green luminary: Mandel Group

Published Dec. 4, 2015

To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches. This month, it's Milwaukee's Mandel Group.

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Green luminary: UW-Milwaukee

Published Oct. 30, 2015

Managing 16.5 million gallons of water a year with green infrastructure, UW-Milwaukee is making great strides reducing water pollution in a heavily urbanized area.

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Milwaukee Riverkeeper releases the 2014 Milwaukee River Basin Report Card

Published Sept. 28, 2015

Today, Milwaukee Riverkeeper released its fifth Annual Milwaukee River Basin Report Card, a detailed summary of the health of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic River watersheds. Overall, the Milwaukee River Basin received a C- in 2014, slightly lower than 2013's overall grade of a C, but up from 2011's overall D+.

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Green luminary: Summerfest

Published Sept. 22, 2015

To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches. This month, it's Summerfest.

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Green luminary: Milwaukee County Zoo

Published Aug. 12, 2015

To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches.

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New green alleys on South Side protect Kinnickinnic River water quality

Published July 27, 2015

On a hot summer day in the Pulaski Park neighborhood, landscapers are carefully placing interlocking bricks onto a smooth bed of gravel in an alley off of Windlake Avenue. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, the bricks are designed to leave room for rainwater to fall through. The simply designed green alley has the capability to capture and purify 15,000 gallons of water in a single rainfall.

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WasteCap opens warehouse of salvaged building materials to the public

Published July 10, 2015

For the past 15 years, Milwaukee nonprofit, WasteCap Resource Solutions has been working to not only keep building materials out of the dump, but also to conserve resources by reusing materials and, at the same time, provide employment and job training to Milwaukee residents. Now, it opens its new warehouse to the public.

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Green Luminary: All Peoples Church

Published July 7, 2015

Today, I talk with All Peoples Church, 2600 N 2nd St., about its green efforts. Linda Muth, the church's minister of partnerships, discusses the churches strategy.