Sustainability

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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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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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Kaufmann's poetic speech wowed audience

Published June 24, 2014

Last year, developer / green entrepreneur / sustainable Milwaukee advocate Juli Kaufmann was honored with the Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence award. This year, she served as the keynote speaker and delivered a speech that people will be talking about for a long time. And not just because it rhymed.

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"Paleontology of a Woman" digs deep into fashion and sustainability

Published Sept. 5, 2013

Timothy Westbrook describes himself as a "sustainability driven fiber artist" who, after appearing on three episodes of "Project Runway" this summer, is back in Milwaukee and about to present a performance / fashion show called "Paleontology of a Woman."

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Transition Milwaukee: "we're all in this together"

Published May 30, 2012

Transition Milwaukee is part of an international movement formed in response to the peak oil crisis and around issues of climate change, economic security and permaculture principles. It lives up to its motto, "we're all in this together," through its collaborations with other groups in the Milwaukee metro area.

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To the victor go the soils

Published May 29, 2012

The locally sourced food movement has become less of a novelty and more the exemplar of "new" American cuisine these days. It has begun to seem superfluous because, in many places, it has simply become the customer's expectation. This is a good thing.

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Purple Door Ice Cream: It's anything but vanilla

Published Sept. 1, 2011

Living in the land of custard, it's somewhat difficult to imagine another creamy frozen treat that could possibly compete. But, a local ice cream company is aiming to change all that with a super creamy ultra-premium product that rivals even the best in Milwaukee custard.

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Milwaukeeans help revive NOLA with Historic Green

Published March 4, 2009

On March 10 three Milwaukee designers will join hundreds of young professionals and students from across the country in an effort to help restore, rebuild and revive New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward.