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.

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Xcel Energy
Eau Claire

Dawn is Near for Eau Claire School Solar Project

school board approves bid to install panels on high schools

The Eau Claire school district is moving ever closer to putting solar panels on the roofs of North and Memorial high schools by the end of the summer. The panels are expected to save the school district about $20,000 in utility ...

Creating a Sustainable Lawn

on being a ‘responsible snowflake’ in the face of environmental damage

I may not be single-handedly destroying the Earth, but the avalanche I’m riding certainly is. So I’ve resolved ...

Killing Weeds the Green Way

hot water, nontoxic foam control unwanted plants at UW-Stout

UW-Stout Grounds Department is keeping the campus looking beautiful while using a nontoxic method to kill weeds thanks, in part, to the Stout Student Association Sustainability Council helping to fund a ...

Shedding Light on Sustainability

UWEC Buildings Illuminated With Retrofits From Sustainable ‘Green Fund’ Dollars

A trajectory toward a sustainable university campus continues through UW-Eau Claire’s next green improvement: efficient light fixtures. The Student Office of Sustainability currently ...

Blugolds, Blue Devils ... Both Green

Chatting With Sustainability Leaders at UWEC, UW-Stout

"The most beautiful thing about the concept of sustainability is that it’s an intersection; that means that when we apply a sustainable lens to something as overwhelming as our current public health crisis ..."

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Go Green is sponsored by:

Xcel Energy
Eau Claire