Can I Recycle That?

dos and don’ts about what to put in the blue bin

If you’re taking the time to read this section of the magazine, you undoubtedly are the kind of person who takes pains to separate your recyclables from your trash. You rinse and sort ...

Moooving On Up

Wisconsin Public TV likes local cooking show

Gather the family ’round the tube and break out the cheese curds because Around the Farm Table is coming to Wisconsin Public Television. That’s right, ATFT, which started as a Web series that takes place on a local organic dairy farm ...

Get Your Garden On

Wondering what’s going on at the Forest Street Community Gardens? Head down to the river bank north of Phoenix Park and the Downtown Farmers Market for ...

Spotlight on Sand Mining

locals and locales featured in environmental doc

When he heard that an energy company was making plans to develop the land next to his in Minnesota, Jim Tittle and his brother decided to look into the operation. They found that the company wanted to build an open-pit silica mine that would ...

To Work on Wheels

Bike to Work Week geared to promote local pedaling

If you’re like most people in the Chippewa Valley, your daily commute entails getting into your car and driving – almost always alone – to your workplace.

Recycling Your Pad

carpet installer can trim landfill waste

The aesthetic benefits of installing new carpet in your home come with a big downside: waste. Worn-out carpet and padding are cumbersome and costly to dispose...

The Apartment Gardener

Spring makes us all gardeners at heart. Unfortunately for many renters and apartment-dwellers, having an outdoor garden just isn’t possible. Brent Stelzer, of Brent Douglas Flowers For Everyday, and Ben Polzin, of Down to Earth Garden Center, have some great ideas for gardeners of all spaces and abilities about bringing the green world indoors.

Eau Claire-Menomonie Bus Link Pondered

Could a daily bus linking Menomonie and Eau Claire be coming down the road? The possibility of such a commuter service was discussed Feb. 21 by the Dunn County Board. Ann Schell of the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Dunn...

Film Series Shows 'Fresh' World Viewpoints

FRESH Films is a four part film series at UW-Eau Claire that begins with the film “Chasing Ice.” This film was shot by National Geographic photographer James Balog. For years, Balog recorded glaciers all around the world in order to show how they...