Earth Day

Environment
6:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The Cheesemaker Behind Clock Shadow Creamery

Ron Henningfeld stands next to the "chevre maker". The harps used to cut curds during cheesemaking hang from wall behind him.
Credit S Bence

The Walker’s Point operation is one of only a handful of urban cheese factories in the country.

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Environment
10:21 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Port Washington Farmer Builds Business Around Goat Milk

Sandra Acosta is originally from Mexico. She is a veterinarian and an accomplished cheesemaker. She recently was awarded a scholarship to become a licensed cheesemaker in Wisconsin.
Michelle Maternowski

It’s hard not to smile when you hear the “voices” of Barry Midtling’s three-day old kids.

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Environment
11:02 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Growing Up Green: Eco-Friendly Child Care Center Opens on Milwaukee's South Side

Belinda Kenwood starts snack time with song.
S Bence

Thousands of kids spend their weekdays in childcare. On Milwaukee’s south side, a new child care center has opened with an eco-twist.

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Environment
11:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Sustainability Focus at UW-Milwaukee Has Wide-Reaching Effects

Kate Nelson hopes students and faculty alike rally around UWM's sustainability initiatives.

This week, UWM is holding a sustainability symposium.

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Environment
7:58 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Hartland Family Business Fashioned from Love of Sailing & Repurposing

Olli and Melissa Marban in their new space in Hartland.
Credit S Bence

Olli and Melissa Marban’s Hartland business revolves around sailing - particularly using old sailcloth to make items ranging from bags to iPad cases.

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Environment
10:58 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Four Area Nature Centers Team Up to Bring Acclaimed Ecologist to Town

Mequon Nature Preserve's Kristin Gies (left) and Jessica Jens of the Riveredge Nature Center say the collaborative Earth Day event is the beginning of more joint ventures.

Acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton has traveled the globe and made it his mission to preserve the remaining quiet places. Tuesday evening he’ll share his experiences at the Mequon Nature Preserve.

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Environment
10:36 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Milwaukee Reengineers Streets To Soak Up Storm Water

Ghassan Korbun points out a prime spot for the City's porous pavement program.
Credit S Bence

The City of Milwaukee recently received a $1 million grant from the EPA to build rainwater absorbing streets.

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Environment
7:25 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Escuela Verde Nurtures Project-Based Environmental Thinkers in Milwaukee

Student Andrea Alvarez talks with Advisor Kim Theisen on her chalk-making project.
S Bence

Recycling and repurposing are fundamental to Escuela Verde, a charter school in the Walker's Point neighborhood.

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