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  • Your “Container” is being noticed!
    Written by Ken Leinbach
    Thursday, 16 January 2020
    Your “Container” is being noticed!

    As a member of our community of supporters, you have created a unique container in which kids and adults in the city can connect to nature and to each other, engage in healing the land and learn from it. It’s quite amazing really.

    A few months ago I had the opportunity to swing by the Washington Park UEC Autumn Celebration. Oh my! It was amazing to see so many people out and about from the neighborhood on a cool, blustery October weekend. In our often racially divided city, these events cross relational bridges that are so needed and fun to be part of. I wish there was a measurement for smiles and laughter and exclamations of glee as people try something that they have never tried before, meet someone new and grow to love their own neighborhood.

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  • A Sucker for Sapsuckers
    Written by Ethan Bott
    Thursday, 13 February 2020
    A Sucker for Sapsuckers

    One of my earliest interactions with a bird happened when I was a child. However, it was not actually with a bird, but instead an interaction with the source of its food. Every year as a child my family and I would pack up the car and head up to the great north woods to our log cabin situated on a small lake. In front of our cabin there was a birch tree just feet from the edge of the lake.

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  • A Green Winter Solstice Wedding
    Written by MaryBeth Kressin
    Thursday, 30 January 2020
    A Green Winter Solstice Wedding

    On the longest night of the year, surrounded by family, friends, the woods and a roaring fire, Nick and Leslie promised themselves to each other at the end of their beautiful ecofriendly wedding at Riverside Park.

    One year prior, the couple signed a contract to rent the Urban Ecology Center for their winter solstice wedding and the planning began. “Being eco-minded is the foundation of who we are already,” they told me and it helped form what they wanted to do for their wedding. To assist with planning, they attended the UEC’s Eco I Do Green Wedding Expo to get some ideas.

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