“Earth Week” Events

Kingsolver Book Discussion

April 20

2 pm

Ecology Sports & Base Camp Coffee Bar, 10904 Highway 42, Sister Bay

Join Beth Coleman to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, the story of a family moving to the country to become and remain self sufficient. Coleman will also share tips to start your own garden.

Renewable Energy Options: Applications for Commercial-scale Development

April 21


Hotel Sierra, 333 Main Street, Green Bay

Get an overview of renewable energy, from an exploration of the benefits to a view of technologies that work well in Wisconsin’s northern climate. Gain an overview of renewable energy technologies fit into the LEED™ design process and the software tools used for assessing renewable energy potential. Find out about design considerations, potential system performance, and the economics of installing a system in today’s solar market.

Earth Day Celebration

April 22

10am – noon

Kuehn Dairy Farm, 5226 Monument Point Rd., Egg Harbor

USDA Rural Development, Lake Michigan Wind & Sun, Ltd. and Kuehn Dairy Farm are celebrating with tours, poster contest, demonstrations and more.

Demystifying Herbs

April 22

2 pm

Ecology Sports & Base Camp Coffee Bar, 10904 Highway 42, Sister Bay

Dr. Holly Phaneuf will give her chemist’s perspective on the benefits of plants and herbs. Dr Phaneuf is the author of Herbs Demystified, a book that highlights the healing power of nature.

Work Day at Newport State Park

April 22

9 am – noon

Newport State Park, 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay

The Newport Wilderness Society is sponsoring this work day to help get the park ready for the camping and hiking season. Work may involve clearing trees from trails and getting the walk-in sites ready for campers. Call the park office at 920.854.2500 by April 21 to RSVP.

Starting Plants from Seed

April 23


Ecology Sports & Base Camp Coffee Bar, 10904 hwy 42 Sister Bay

Meet Tom Horsley, owner-operator of Horsley Gardens. Horsley will give advice on how to start plants from seeds in a green house.

Door County Sustainability Fair

April 24

Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay

Earth Day Celebration & Songfest

April 24

10:30 am – 7:30 pm

Newport State Park, 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay

Newport Wilderness Society is sponsoring a fun-filled day in celebration of Earth Day involving art, photography, poetry, food and music in the park. From 10:30 am – 4:30 pm artists of all kinds are invited to bring their easels, cameras, pens and paper to create from scenes in the park. Artists should register at the park office, as there will be an opportunity to display this artwork at a future event. The society will have charcoal flaming in the grill at the park picnic shelter near parking lot 3 so that individuals can grill their hotdogs, hamburgers or brats from 4:30 – 6 pm. Then, Cynthia Stiehl will lead an Earth Day songfest, accompanying the singing with her guitar around a bonfire near the park picnic shelter from 6 – 7:30 pm.

Green Drinks

April 27

4:30 – 6 pm

Glas Coffeehouse, 67 East Maple St. Suite B, Sturgeon Bay

This month’s salon style meeting for anyone interested in conversing about sustainability-related issues will focus on the role the business sector of society plays in achieving sustainability.

Practical Green Solutions for Your Business

April 28


Radisson Paper Valley Hotel


New event for business leaders, owners or decision makers designed to provide practical ideas and examples of how to make your business more environmentally friendly. Workshops will focus on topics covering greening your business processes, sustainable new construction, greening existing buildings and the latest in sustainable innovations.

Darcy Hitchcock, co-author of The Business Guide to Sustainability, is the keynote speaker.

Work Day at Whitefish Dunes State Park

May 8

9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Whitefish Dunes State Park, Clark Lake Road

Help staff spruce up the park by clearing debris from trails and campgrounds, making minor repairs to park structures, cleaning up beaches and waterfronts and a variety of other activities.

Lunch and snacks, donated by area businesses, will be served. All participants will also receive a Work * Play * Earth Day water bottle. Advanced registration is free, but required. Interested individuals can find more information or register through the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Web site at