Category Archives: Green Choices

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    Hot Plants for 2016

    BY Rob Zimmer It may be the middle of winter, but for gardeners, this is the most exciting time of y...

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    Change the Food System with Grow Local

    BY Alex Fehrenbach The farmers who helped bring sustainable food production to the Fox Valley are gr...

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    Garden Dreams

    A Saturday with Portage County Master Gardener Volunteers Whether you are an experienced gardener, a...

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    Grow Local

    Before Grow Local farmed, it was merely an idea, a response to the predominant, yet ailing food syst...

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    Our Marvelous Elm Tree…

    BY Michael Mentzer The second Titan of the Dutch Gap in Fond du Lac is about to follow the smoky des...

Gift Yourself Good Health With Exercise


By Jane Dias ‘Tis the season to be merry! But with all the shopping, holiday parties, lack of sleep, and family pressures this season bestows us, we all run the risk of stress outshining the joy of the Holidays. How can you reduce or at least manage your holiday stress levels? By taking a step back, slowing down and making ... Read More »

Madison Children’s Museum Receives Award

The Madison Children’s Museum is located at 100 N Hamilton Street.

The Madison Children’s Museum was recently awarded a LEED Gold certification for an existing building. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. As the only museum in Wisconsin to earn LEED certification, this award recognizes the museum’s leadership in promoting sustainable design and practices in the ... Read More »

A Bad Idea That Won’t Go Away

Will Stahl

BY WILL STAHL Only two decades ago an unprecedented threat brought about an unprecedented law. The proposed Crandon mine rallied citizens across the state against the project that would have been an underground mine in search of copper, zinc and gold. The digging itself would have been little visible from the surface, but the accumulated waste rock and tailings would ... Read More »

Children’s Museum Sponsors Healthy Halloween Hoedown

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While Halloween can be a fun holiday for both children and adults, there’s no getting around the fact that stuffing our faces with candy probably isn’t the healthiest way to spend the day. So the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum has planned a safe, fun-filled way to avoid the traditional sugar shock of Halloween and celebrate what’s best about the holiday ... Read More »

Seeing Something Really Green


By Will Stahl In the back of my closet, I have an old USGS topographic map made from a 1950 survey. It’s one of the old 1: 62,000 type, very small scale, but it’s interesting because it shows at that time, the City of Neenah ended at Cecil Street. A few houses tail off down the road we call Congress ... Read More »

Chiropractic helps you win the race


By Dr. Steve Hansen   Summer is in full swing and most of us are taking advantage of the weather and doing more activities outside. Whether you are running, cycling, walking, or biking, its important to understand the importance of keeping your spine in alignment for enjoyment of all the activities summer lets us participate in.   In order to ... Read More »

Garden Parade Hits Its Stride

A labyrinth is among many features in Jennifer Young’s yard, one of several gardens featured in the Stevens Point Garden Parade on July 11-12. Tickets are available in advance or at each of the gardens during the tour.

For colorful summer fun, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better activity than the 17th annual Garden Parade, scheduled for July 11-12 in Stevens Point. A perennial showcase of beautiful, eclectic and useful yards in Stevens Point will be opened to the public from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday and 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday. This ... Read More »

Headaches make summer too hot to handle

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By Dr. Steve Hansen With the warmer weather, we have plenty of opportunities to be outdoors to garden, take a walk, entertain, travel, or just relax. In my line of work I see a different side of things. Warm weather seems to trigger and increase in the frequency and severity of headaches in many people. Changes in humidity or temperature, ... Read More »

Butterflies May Be Free But They Need Our Help


By Will Stahl When I was growing up in northern Illinois, monarch butterflies seemed to be everywhere in the summer, and they were the first butterfly species whose name I learned. At that time milkweed––necessary for the nourishment of monarch caterpillars––commonly grew in vacant lots and ditches. We kids would succumb to the temptation to see that strange milk-white sap ... Read More »

The Climate of Perception


By Will Stahl Lately––once again––climate research has been the news. New facts have emerged about what is going on beneath the ice fringing Greenland and Antarctica. The notices about West Antarctica were particularly grim; its glaciers are set on a course leading to inevitable collapse. Meaning apparently, all remaining ice, water, slush, whatever would begin to slide more or less ... Read More »

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