Our annual green feature reinvigorates the eco scene with a selection of tips, tricks, and articles that make living sustainably second nature here in the Chippewa Valley. Take baby steps toward a change using the tip calendar, find out what's hot and what's not, see who's picking up on the trends in the community, and recycle in ways you never imagined possible.

Red Cedar Watershed Gets the Blues

program explores social aspects of reducing blue-green algae woes

Wed. Jul. 27th, 2016  |  Jerry Poling

Local and regional partners in a new collaborative effort led by UW-Stout, the state Department of Natural Resources, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are ready ...

Helping the City Sustain the Effort

college interns aid city with environmental projects

Wed. Jul. 27th, 2016  |  Samantha West

UW-Eau Claire environmental studies students are working toward a greener Eau Claire community while simultaneously getting a valuable internship opportunity ...

Catching Some Renewable Rays

utility providers connect with solar revolution

Wed. Jul. 27th, 2016  |  Tom Giffey

Five hundred years ago, the realization that the sun was at the center of our solar system revolutionized science. Today, another revolution is taking place, and once again the sun is at the center ...

City of Eau Claire Launches Eco-Awards

Thu. Feb. 11th, 2016  |  V1 Staff

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, it ain’t easy being green – but at least now it may get you an award. The City of Eau Claire’s Advisory Commission on Sustainability is seeking nominations for the first-ever Sustainable Eau Claire Awards. The awards – which will be given out on Earth Day (April 22) – will recognize “individuals, businesses, and ...

Curbside Compost: Garbage into Gold

new Eau Claire business will turn your kitchen waste into compost – and take out the trash, too

Fri. Jul. 24th, 2015  |  Barbara Arnold, photos by Kelsey Smith

Red wiggler earthworms served as the initial inspiration for Zacharious and Jamie Pappas’ newly created business, Earthbound Environmental Solutions, which will offer curbside composting to individuals and families in the Eau Claire area ...