2020 Sustainability Issue: April 17-24

In this issue

  • Pandemic May Turn People Back to Local Farms

    by Polly Fitz At Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor, store manager Sayard Geeve said, “The phone is ringing off the hook.” Flying Tractor Farm in Sturgeon Bay has been selling more of its meat products. Cold Climate Farms in Nasewaupee is getting calls from people asking whether its staff can ship food.  As the COVID-19 […]

  • 50 Years of Earth Day

    Normally during the week leading up to Earth Day, we dedicate the heart of the Peninsula Pulse to our Sustainability Issue. Unfortunately, this year there simply aren’t enough pages available to present our complete 14th annual special edition and still provide all the news that people in our community need as we face the unprecedented […]

  • Dirty Feet: A Journey to Homesteading

    by Angela Sherman As a child, I helped my grandmother fill her basement with colorful cans, and I have fond memories of picking beans – though eating more green beans than I’d put in my great-aunt’s brown paper bags. Over the years, I’ve learned that homesteading is both of those things: producing your own food and […]

  • Changing Habits: Looking Back At Classic Anti-litter Campaigns

    In season two of the television series Mad Men, set in the 1950s, ad exec Don Draper takes his family to a park for a picnic. The scene in the episode “The Gold Violin” includes all the staple images of the era for the upper-middle-class family: a shiny, new car; a homemaker mother; a wicker […]

  • The Legacy of Earth Day: 50 Years Later

    A conversation with Tia Nelson, daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson Editor’s Note: This interview was conducted before the COVID-19 shutdown. When Tia Nelson picked up trash at her junior high school on April 22, 1970, she had no idea she was participating in the origin of one of the most important environmental legacies […]