If you think about all that you do in a day, from getting ready in the morning, to getting to work, to making dinner, it all adds up to waste and consumption. But we can do less, and it’s easier than you’d think. In 2011 have a smaller carbon footprint and make the year count.
by Heather Rothbauer-Wanish
As much of the country strives for a more environmentally-friendly home and workplace, hospitals have also joined in the movement. The place that you go when you are ill has been making strides towards ensuring that it is a place that not only promotes your health, but promotes the health of the environment. [...]
Saving the Planet, One Household at a Time: A Brief Introduction to Eau Claire EcoTeams
by Meg Marshall
We invite you to embark on an adventure that will lead you to more sustainable lifestyle practices. “Sustainability” means meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs (Brundtland Commission, [...]
by Erin LaFaive, Horticulture Educator, Eau Claire County UW Cooperative Extension
Do you want to get ahead of the growing season? Do you want to plant vegetables that need a longer growing season? Do you want to grow a plant that you can’t find in the stores? A solution to these challenges is to start your [...]
by Kenton Whitman
Going ‘green’ can sometimes seem like a lot of work, but with scientists developing a better understanding of our impact on the planet’s ecological systems and mainstream media beginning to champion ecological awareness (think the movie Avatar), it’s getting more difficult to ignore the part we all play in the Earth’s health. Still, [...]
Most of Canada has banned the majority of common lawn and garden pesticides still in use in the United States. The documentary movie, A Chemical Reaction (www.pfzmedia.com), focuses on the origin of the anti-lawn pesticide movement in North America. The documentary movie tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America. It started with one lone voice in 1984. Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist, noticed a connection between her patients’ health conditions and their exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides….