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  • Tackling Invasive Species

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    In Door County, people talk a lot about threats posed by invasive species. But what, exactly, constitutes an invasive species? And how do they affect Door County citizens, property owners and visitors?
    These questions and many more will be answered at the last program of the 2009 Door County Environmental Speaker Series at the Sister Bay Fire Station Wednesday, July 15 at 7 pm.

  • Sustainable Pulse Profile Marilyn Jensen

    Chicago native Marilyn Jensen moved to Door County 25 years ago and started a business that ignited her personal environmental movement.
    Originally a summer visitor, Jensen decided to make the switch to become a full-time resident and opened a woodworking business.

  • White Gull Earns Travel Green Certification

    The White Gull Inn became the 31st business on the Door Peninsula to garner Travel Green Wisconsin certification in May, earning a total of 75 points.

  • Reducing Runoff Through Rain Gardens

    Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular, and the June edition of the 2009 Door County Environmental Speaker Series will help local residents learn more about this runoff-reducing feature.

  • Filtering Phosphorous

    Water conservation is one of the major issues facing the world today, but so is phosphorus depletion. Like oil, phosphorus is a nonrenewable resource.

  • Being Responsible with E-Waste

    Because of the coming switch to digital broadcast television, recycling centers have seen an influx of analog televisions.
    You do not need to buy a new TV if you buy a converter box for your analog set.

  • Greenworks Philadelphia

    Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has an ambitious goal – make the city of Brotherly Love America’s greenest city by 2015.
    On April 29, Nutter unveiled Greenworks Philadelphia, a plan that includes 169 initiatives to address sustainability in 15 target areas.

  • Whitefish Dunes Workday May 9

    The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are organizing a series of volunteer workdays at different parks, forests and recreation areas so that visitors can give back to the parks, forests, and trails that they love.

  • Intensive Sustainability Study Circle Details Confirmed

    A series of four weekly meetings begin Thursday, May 7 to discuss concepts presented in the book, The Natural Step for Communities:  How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices by Sarah James and Torbjorn Lahti.

  • Environmental Council Premieres Rachel Carson Film

    The Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) will host the Door County premiere screening of A Sense of Wonder, a film about the life of author and activist Rachel Carson, on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Niagara Escarpment Resolution Adopted By Legislature

    An Assembly Joint Resolution to proclaim 2010 as the Year of the Niagara Escarpment and May 2010 as the Month of the Niagara Escarpment in the State of Wisconsin has been adopted by the Wisconsin State Legislature.

  • Zero Waste Program in Environmental Speaker Series

    The 2009 Environmental Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Door Property Owners, Inc. (DPO) and Going Garbage & Recycling Inc. (GGRI), is pleased to announce the topic for its May program – the concept of Zero Waste and the State of Wisconsin’s effort to minimize global climate change.

  • Cellcom Offers Cell Phone Recycling

    Cellcom reminds area residents that all Cellcom retail stores and authorized agents accept retired cell phones, PDAs and accessories year-round during regular business hours.

  • Something for Everyone at the 2009 Door County Sustainability Fair

    Door County business owners and government leaders who bring their families to the 2009 Door County Sustainability Fair April 18 will find something for everyone.

  • Study Circle Begins April 8

    Six more Door County residents joined the ranks of the sustainable choir when they completed the latest Natural Step study circle in March. The group includes actors, visual artists, and a wood craftsman, and they have been invited to join over one hundred other Natural Step students in working toward a sustainable future for Door County with the knowledge they gained in the course.

  • Environmental Speaker Series Features Green Travel and Energy-Efficiency

    Wisconsin foresight on environmental issues and topics in recent years has led to the creation of programs and businesses dedicated to making our state a cleaner, greener, and more energy-efficient place.

  • GreenLaces: Lace Up for a Greener Planet

    “Imagine if everyone changed one thing. That is the power of GreenLaces,” writes Karen Spilger, Vice Principal of Dancer High School, at greenlaces.org.

  • Neil Diboll to Speak at Sustainability Fair

    “The State of the Lawn” is the topic of a presentation to be given by prairie ecologist and natural landscape designer Neil Diboll at the 2009 Door County Sustainability Fair.

  • Cleaning the Uncleanable

    Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle recently announced state financial support for two farm-animal waste digesters to be located in northern Dane County. The concept of manure digesters was proposed by Dane County Executive, Kathy Falk, supported by the governor, and will be a major contributor in improving the water quality along with creating a new source […]

  • Third Door County Aldo Leopold Weekend

    The third Aldo Leopold Weekend Celebration in Door County will take place at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, March 7, 2009. The event begins at 10 am with a few reading from Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.