What the heck is an offset?
What is the best environmental film?
It’s been almost a year since Sustain Dane, Community GroundWorks, UW-Extension and Health Forward Consulting held the first meeting of the GROW Coalition.
SD Director of Communications chastises Cap Times for its sloppy reporting on high speed rail.
Check out the photos from Wednesday’s smash hit!
2012 starts with a strong Eco-Salon
Sustain Dane is starting the year out right by growing the Mpower Business ChaMpion Program and launching the Sustainable Business Network.
Bust out the bullhorns and soapboxes!
Jessie starts the New Year sharing wisdom on the radio!
The release of the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards usher in a new year.
A group of Wisconsinites have been working on a joint assembly proclamation that conveys the value of outdoor learning, exploration and fun.
For those who think that America is getting fatter, it is not a new problem.
For those who think there are not solutions.
Local action moves forward regardless of international struggles
Last night at the GROW Coalition’s Open Mic Think Tank Night we learned how one physics teacher and two student leaders, Tyler and Alex, are helping to shape and grow a new Experimental Garden Club at LaFollette High School.
We had the pleasure to hear Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator address a full house at Union South.
The fun - and learning - starts tomorrow!
Last day to buy tickets for the annual, greatest sustainability show in Madison . . .
Focus on specific goals, instead of sweeping generalizations.
The top 3 things I learned from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Tickets for pre-conference dinners with leading sustainability thinkers & doers are now available!
What does it take to effect change? Honestly, I don’t really know. Maybe a better understanding of human behavior will help.
Principal for a Day at Spring Harbor Middle School in Madison gave me a glimpse of what leadership can mean for our public schools.
Madison City Council needs to pass proposed ordinance for backyard beekeeping
Utne Reader’s new list gets it right; come see what the fuss is about.
Thinking about how you help people interpret so much STUFF!
BIoneers nice, but Madison’s conference will be better!
Our first dispatch from the Bioneers Conference . . . where the weather is nice and the speakers are . . . um . . hot?
Students in KEEP’s Wisonsin Energy Efficient Schools Workshop learn about the challenges and opportunities that face schools when they try to reduce their energy use.
Reading Parker Palmer’s new book, “Healing the Heart of Democracy,” and pondering the meaning and decline of public life in America - including the origin of the word public.
Eco-Salons hit the front(‘ish) page!
What is Knoxville doing to expand its number of green jobs more rapidly than other other metropolitan area in the country? And why isn’t Madison even on the map?
Friday September 23rd was the second ever GROW Coalition Garden Tour.
Can green jobs really help grow our economy?
What’s YOUR excuse? And, who cares?
Work and life are both dealing with difficult energy efficiency decisions.
Last in a series of profiles of this year’s Badger Bioneers.
Junk mail fills out dumps and contributes to carbon emissions. How to stop it?
Recently a friend forwarded me a link to the Cherokee Middle School Garden blog.
The fourth in a series of profiles of this year’s Badger Bioneers.
Toki Middle School lies in the Meadowood Neighborhood in the heart of Southwest Madison. Over the past decade, poverty has taken a strong foot-hold.
Lessons in understanding the power you have as a consumer.
Third in a series of profiles of this year’s Badger Bioneers.
Last week I heard Kaleem Caire from the Urban League of Greater Madison speak about Madison Prep, a proposed public, all-male charter school in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Could Madison have summertime fun without burning gas?
A week of filming wraps up.
10 days, 3 tents, 4 campfires, 1 bear chased up a tree by a terrier.
Last Sunday evening I stumbled across a radio program on WUWM called Human Kind. The program, entitled “Our Food Footprint”, explored greenhouse gases produced from the livestock industry.
Second in a series of profiles of this year’s Badger Bioneers.
Did you know that there are 33 vegetable gardens at Madison public schools?
First in a series of profiles of this year’s Badger Bioneers.
Other cities have done it . . how about us?
I have come to realize that in choosing a house I am choosing my options for living sustainably.
This past weekend I went on a bike ride with friends and stopped for a coffee at Tuvalu in Verona ...
Be heard on public transit for Dane County
Reinforced we (Sustain Dane and Madison) are on the forefront of sustainability!
Sustain Dane’s Summer Eco-Movie Night!
Several European cities make big changes to “car culture”
A national trend towards employer-sponsored gardens at the workplace is showing up locally at American Family’s National Headquarters here in Madison.
Last night a group of passionate individuals gathered for 3 hours at the UW-Arboretum to generate ideas about what students should be learning and experiencing to be sustainably literate.
. . .and its time to clean up our lakes!
Mpower ChaMpion finds passionate people for sustainability projects
Sustain Dane is proud to announce this year’s group.
Personal health: The starting point for sustainability
School gardens are taking root everywhere!
Do you know a sustainability thinker & doer? Tell us!
Highlights from May’s Bike centric Eco-Salon
I recently had the privilege of hearing Alder Satya Rhodes-Conway speak about our City’s new Sustainability Plan.
Eight sessions and eight ideal backyards
What Chicago can teach about sustainability
On May 26th a new garden will be built at Black Hawk Middle School thanks to Fiskar’s Project Orange Thumb.
Dave takes an entertaining and to-the-point approach in outlining seven obstacles that can be overcome to combat apathy.
the My Ideal Backyard seminar successfully builds a chicken coop!
another great think & drink
I had the good chance to visit three models of community-based sustainability in action this past weekend ...
From 3 employees to over 7000 employees, Sustain Dane will work with 18 dedicated area businesses this year.
There are a number of efforts happening in our State in support of Educating for Sustainability ...
A great early springtime afternoon at James Reeb Congregation, talking about food, faith and sustainability.
One week ago today I had my first ever Home Energy Audit for my first ever home.
Hold your hats: Sustain Dane is about to double in size!
Sometimes small, seemingly inconsequential things are actually really big victories.
Over 200 people gathered to watch The Economics of Happiness, a documentary about how “going local” can help repair our economies, ecosystems and ultimately happiness.
There is a lot of noise these days around gardening and food. Front yard gardens, roof top gardens, community gardens, rain gardens and, yes, school gardens. Well, what’s the big deal?
“The turmoil in Wisconsin is…about transparency and openness. It is about neighborliness, decency and mutual respect.” William Cronon, Op-Ed in the New York Times 3.21.11
Movie time! Wednesday free screening of “The Economics of Happiness”
A group of 15 Madison businesses lead the pack.
Luigi entered my life but two short weeks ago and I have to say I’m in love! Who would have thought that a body made of aluminum dressed in turquoise and red would not just catch my eye but my heart too. Who is this Luigi?
That’s right, the eight 2010 Mpower ChaMpion Businesses expect to save over $2.4 million dollars over the next 5 years from the projects they implemented this year.