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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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  • Mission Accomplished: My First Year as a CSA Member!
    Written by Meghan Forseth
    Monday, 27 January 2020
    Mission Accomplished: My First Year as a CSA Member!

    I did it! Well, actually we did it. Josh (my husband) and Jude (my almost three year old) and accomplished what we set out to do last year around the same time. Remember my blog post from last February? Just kidding, I don’t actually expect you to remember! In 2019 I made a promise to myself and my family to be more brave and adventurous with our food selections. Here's how we reached our goal, and how you can too! 

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  • The Mysteries of Recycling Uncovered
    Written by Julee Mitchell
    Thursday, 16 January 2020
    The Mysteries of Recycling Uncovered

    Are you confused about what items can be recycled? Do you think it doesn’t make a difference anyway so why bother? OR do you think you have the whole recycling thing figured out? If so, you might want to read on!

    A group of Urban Ecology staff had the opportunity to tour The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where all of our recyclables are sorted, baled and sold to other facilities that use them to create new products. The Milwaukee Recycling Facility serves both the City of Milwaukee and over 20 communities in Waukesha County. The city works with an educational partner, Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB), to provide tours, programs, and recycling information. On the tour, we discovered that in one way or the other, we all were misinformed about how recycling actually works in Milwaukee. (If you live in a community outside of the MRF service area you may want to check your neighborhood’s website as the information shared in this blog may be different.)

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