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.

Go Green is sponsored by:

Xcel Energy
Eau Claire

Places & Resources

Green Energy Programs 3

Groups, organizations, and cooperatives that work to provide efficient and sustainable energy.

Green Groups 22

Organizations you can join to work for a sustainable future.

Don’t Throw That Phone Away!

now that we’ve got your attention, let’s talk about electronic waste

Part of buying electronics is responsibly disposing of them. Electronics contain chemicals that if broken and disposed of improperly are toxic and can pollute the environment. In addition, electronics ...

Exploring the Solar Scenario

looking at the feasibility of solar power in the Valley with Next Step Energy

As solar power becomes far more mainstream, and with a surging interest to remove dependency on fossil fuels, residential and business solar PV (photovoltaic) energy systems are becoming more ...

Monarch Habitat Takes Off in Wisconsin

hundreds of thousands more acres available for migrating butterflies

Wisconsin monarchs looking for milkweed to lay their eggs on will now find hundreds of thousands of more acres of habitat in Wisconsin thanks to voluntary efforts by organizations and individuals statewide ...

Xcel is No. 1 Clean Energy Provider in U.S., Industry Group Reports

utility on track for 100% renewable energy by 2050

Xcel Energy, which a few years ago became the first U.S. utility to announce plans to reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050, has added another feather to its renewable energy cap: A report released this month by the ...

5 Things You Should Know as a New Beekeeper

a new-‘bee’ guide to starting your own hive and helping to save the bees

I’ve never seen creatures work together the way that honey bees do. Last summer, I began learning about beekeeping from my uncle, and became intrigued by what I can learn from the bees. In April, my uncle invited me to join his apiary with my own two colonies ...


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Go Green is sponsored by:

Xcel Energy
Eau Claire