Category: Green Page

  • Door County Festival of Nature Highlights the Best of the Peninsula

    The 6th annual Door County Festival of Nature is just around the bend. The three-day showcase of the county’s natural areas will take participants on hikes, paddles, and tours of the peninsula’s nature preserves, retreats, waters and other hidden treasures.

  • Bay Shore Outdoor Gets Greened

    Bay Shore Outdoor Store recently added its name to the list of Travel Green certified Door County businesses. The Sister Bay store specializing in kayaks, outdoor apparel and equipment earned 36 points (30 are necessary) in their evaluation and became the peninsula’s 18th certified business.

  • Hazardous Waste Presentation

    Wes Damro from Brown County Hazardous Waste will speak about hazardous waste identification and disposal at the Sister Bay Fire Station May 14. He’ll focus on e-waste and attendees are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 pm to see a brief screening of “The Digital Dump,” a 22-minute documentary about exporting digital waste to Africa. For […]

  • Quotably Green

    “It will certainly not be easy to awaken in people a new sense of responsibility for the world, an ability to conduct themselves as if they were to live on this earth forever and be answerable for its condition one day.

  • Taking Steps

    Drink tap beer, and re-use the glass. You’ll save on a couple bottles or cans in the recycling bin (or a dozen or so for some), and a few quarters too.

  • Go Run & Recycle

    Going Garbage, The Door County Half Marathon, and the Peninsula Pulse are sponsoring an effort to breath new life into your old running shoes and sneakers.

  • News and Notes from Whitefish Dunes

    The warning has been issued but how many understand the threat of invasive species? What is it, how are invasives identified, and which ecosystems do they threaten? Invasive plants come from distant ecosystems and thrive in a variety of ecosystems throughout Door County.

  • Gibraltar Student Gets Green with Community Service Project

    Kelsey Neddersen, a Gibraltar High School senior, went beyond the school’s required community service hours and helped two organizations by creating a cloth grocery tote bag made out of recycled cotton.

  • Treading Lightly: Can Door County maintain its character while attracting more visitors?

    It’s a dilemma every tourism destination must confront at some point and one Door County is grappling with now. You need to attract visitors to drive your economy, to provide the economic lifeblood that allows you to live in a place you love. But those visitors and the growth that accompanies them are eroding much […]

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?: Door County’s Organic Farms

    For more and more locals, raising their crops and herds in harmony with Mother Nature is becoming the method of choice. By following organic practices (particularly, eliminating the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms – or GMOs) these farmers are kind to the environment while producing exceptionally flavorful and nutritious foods, and they’re doing […]

  • The Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond

    The Village of Ephraim is renowned for its beauty – its white buildings gracefully nestled amidst a stunning natural backdrop, facing another Door County treasure, Peninsula State Park. Until recently, however, other than the wetland preserve on the south end of the village, little environmentally significant land in Ephraim was in permanent conservation status and […]

  • Dan Eggert, bald eagle, Door County

    Unique County Habitats Support Endangered Species

    Have you looked closely at slabs of exposed limestone, stacks of rock talus, piles of sand, swaths of sandy-gravely soil along the lakeshore, stretches of thin patches of soil over flat beds of limestone/dolomite, wide expanses of thick perpendicular tree branches, and into centimeters of water in cool slow moving streams? These features in Door […]

  • The Foresight of Dean and Bernice Shumway

    There is a haunting quality to Dean and Bernice Shumway’s Liberty Grove property. Situated on forty acres along Old Stage Road the Shumway homestead is home to more than fields, forest and wetlands. Legend had it that the storied StoneField Ghost frequents the property as well. The StoneField Ghost is all smiles these days because […]