Oh yes, the controversial issue of straws.
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!
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.
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.
You can name any of 100 issues that divide Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but if I had to choose one that is most representative of the difference between the two, both as people and as candidates, climate change would be at the top of the list.
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.
On Saturday, April 23, thousands of volunteers will join Milwaukee Riverkeeper for the 21st annual Spring River Cleanup. The volunteers will clean riverbanks at more than 50 locations throughout the Milwaukee River Basin.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches.
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.
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.
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.