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 ...

1% for the Planet, 99% Caffeinated

Hikers Brew Coffee is one of only a few 1% For the Planet companies, dedicated to lowering waste

1% for the Planet comprises “a global network of businesses, individuals, and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues,” according to its website. And one local business is dedicated to the cause of ...

The Future Looks Bright: New Solar Array Boosts Sustainable Efforts at CVTC

Sunflower? More like solar flower! Check out CVTC's newest efforts to boost renewable energy production and education

A recent donation to Chippewa Valley Technical College shines a bright light on the college’s efforts to educate students about renewable energy. Solar energy – as well as geothermal and wind energy – was already part of the curriculum for students in ...

Home Sweet (Tiny) Home

new housing project combines passion for preservation, sustainability, and affordable housing

If you’ve been looking to buy a house in this crazy market, the idea of owning a tiny home may have already settled on the real estate of your mind. And, for those in the Chippewa Valley, your wish may soon be granted ...

Stemming the Plastic Tide: Tips to Lower Your Plastic Use

Plastic isn't just our problem; it's the problem of future generations too. Here's one local group’s tips for using less plastic.

Plastic garbage is everywhere: by roadsides, in parks – even in lakes. It’s ugly, yes, but the problem goes beyond unsightly litter. Plastics take thousands of years to break down, so they’re not only our problem; they’re a problem for our children and grandchildren ...

Wisconsin Biologist Discovers the 'Holy Grail' of Rare Plants

Have you ever seen a green violet? Neither have most people – with the exception of one conversation biologist from Wisconsin...

A wisconsin department of natural resources (DNR) conservation biologist has found the “holy grail” of a rare plant in Wisconsin: A green violet long thought gone from the state, but growing by the hundreds in a State Natural Area (SNA) in west central Wisconsin ...

Clean Out Your Garage With Eau Claire’s Upcoming Clean Sweep

now’s your chance to properly dispose of hazardous materials

It’s never too late to do some spring cleaning – especially when it comes to potentially hazardous and hard-to-dispose-of items like paint, gas, oil, and batteries. Eau Claire County’s next “Clean Sweep” – which ...

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Go Green is sponsored by:

Xcel Energy
Eau Claire