• Green Weddings: Eco I Do
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Wednesday, 03 January 2018
    Green Weddings: Eco I Do

    Did you know that the average American wedding produces 400 pounds of garbage and 63 tons of CO2? According to Eco Chic Weddings by Emily Elizabeth Anderson, American weddings are equivalent to 8.3 million cars driving on the road for a year. This includes flowers, paper (invitations), textiles (dress, suits), gas emissions (transportation), and everything else that can occur from the wedding. Holy matrimony! That is a huge carbon footprint on our world!

    But have no fear – there are steps you can take to make your special day special for the Earth, too.

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  • The Importance of Snow
    Written by Jeff Veglahn
    Wednesday, 14 February 2018
    The Importance of Snow

    Midway through February and we finally have a “Wisconsin Winter”! I don’t know about you, but this time of year is one of the reasons why I love living in Wisconsin. Whether I’m sledding, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing, I make sure to get outside, along with my dog, when the snow builds up! Not only does the snow make winter more enjoyable, it also helps absorb sound and reflect light to make the whole landscape quieter and brighter.

    Not only does the snow make winter months more enjoyable (or tolerable, depending on your point-of-view), it also is very beneficial for ecosystems.

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  • Let's Go Snowshoeing!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Tuesday, 13 February 2018
    Let's Go Snowshoeing!

    Have you ever been snowshoeing before? If not, now may be the perfect time to give it a try! We've had wonderful weather for winter adventures lately, and every branch has been bustling with people of all ages borrowing snowshoes and hitting the trails. The amount of snow on the ground right now at all three of our locations is ideal for snowshoeing - we recommend around 6" to a foot (or more!) of snow. 

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