• 10 Steps to Going Green

    Katy Deardorff is a Peninsula Pulse intern entering her sophomore year at Indiana University.

  • DCEC Upcoming Events

    The Door County Environmental Council has two noteworthy events coming up, their Annual Summer Program and a film at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Taking Toilets Waterless

    It sounds counterintuitive – and a little gross – when one is told about a waterless urinal, but improved technology is making “low-flush” passé when it comes to conserving water.

  • Knowing The Source

    Katy Deardorff is a Peninsula Pulse intern entering her sophomore year at Indiana University. This summer she was assigned the task of collecting information for the Green Page, but there was one problem – she didn’t know much about going green.

  • The Cookery Renews Travel Green

    The Cookery Restaurant & Wine Bar has renewed its Travel Green Wisconsin certification and has received 73 points.

  • 10 Steps to Going Green


    Katy Deardorff is a Peninsula Pulse intern entering her sophomore year at Indiana University.

  • Cooking Local


    The menu of the newly revamped Harbor Landing Restaurant in Egg Harbor is printed simply:  black ink on plain, non-laminated white paper.

  • Stretching Your Batteries

    To keep batteries out of landfills and save money in the long run, use rechargeables. Once sketchy, rechargeable technology has improved greatly over the years.

  • WPS Credit for AC Program

    Air conditioning spikes electricity use on hot summer days, driving up electricity rates, but WPS is offering the HELP Energy Conservation Program to reduce AC use.

  • Clean Boats, Clean Waters Seminar Offered

    Clean, unpolluted water is what drives the local economy. The Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) is inviting everyone to take an active role in preserving the integrity of our water with a Clean Boats, Clean Waters seminar on on Saturday, July 25, 12:30 – 4 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Mickelson’s technique for hybridizing a hemerocallis

    The hybridizer is in effect becoming involved with the sex life of a plant. Blooms have both stamens (the “male” pollen producing organ) and pistils (the “female” seed producing organ).

  • The Daylily Man on Old Stage

    In 2000 when Ronald Mickelson planted 20 assorted daylilies around the base of his new deck, little did he think those flowers would lead to a second career.

  • Reduce Your Utility Bills with European Net-Zero Housing

    “The Race to Zero” is the title of the Door County Environmental Council’s (DCEC) next special program. Virge Temme, AIA architect, is featured speaker for the event that will be held Wednesday, July 15, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Food Preservation Programs Offered

    Many people are developing an interest in home canning with the goal of saving money or simply eating fresh local foods throughout the year.

  • A 10-Step Guide to Going Green

    I remember the day vividly. I was sitting in my car waiting because I was obnoxiously early to my first day at the Peninsula Pulse.

  • Leave No Trace Camping

    When most people hear the words “leave no trace,” they don’t think of outdoor ethics. Thoughts of outrunning the government are more likely to come to mind; however, the phrase is increasingly applied to outdoor recreation, like camping.

  • Getting the Most (or Least?) From Your Toilet

    Toilets use more water than any other appliance or fixture in your home, totaling approximately 30 percent of residential water consumption.

  • Ecotourism in Door County

    The mystique that Door County carries is difficult to define, but it gets inside you and doesn’t let go. It’s part winding, backcountry roads and haunting waters, part fieldstone rock walls and hazy morning light. Once people visit the county, like a boomerang, they return again and again, feeling that magical pull back to revisit […]

  • Sustainable Pulse Profile

    A car can get you from point A to point B, but a bike can do that, and more. With gas prices factored down to zero and metabolism rates at an all time high, bikes prove to be the most efficient way to travel for some.

  • Corner of the Past Farm Market Returns June 27

    The Saturday morning Farmers’ Market held on the grounds of Sister Bay’s Corner of the Past and Anderson House Museum opens for the season June 27 at 8 am.