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Thursday, 19 December 2019 10:02

Meet our Favorite Eco-Conscious Vendors!

Every year around this time the Facility Rentals team at the Urban Ecology Center reflects on how many wonderful clients and vendors we had the opportunity to work with all year long. All of them believed in our mission to help reduce waste and host more sustainable events and we couldn’t be more thankful.

This time of year we are also prepping and planning for Eco I Do Green Wedding Expo which is another way we forward this mission. Guests who attend the event can learn how to host environmentally friendly events from local and eco-friendly caterers, florists, and rental companies. They are also able to try samples, talk with local businesses to find out about their green initiatives, and attend workshops on a variety of ecofriendly wedding topics.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 16:33

Sustainable Cookouts

Summer is finally here, tomorrow is the 4th of July and for many people that means its cookout time! Cooking outside with friends and neighbors is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather, but these gatherings can also generate a lot of waste and have a negative impact on the environment. Here are some tips to make your cookout ecofriendly.

Monday, 05 November 2018 12:18

Eco I Do - Green Wedding Expo

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Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Before you say "I do", come to ECO I DO! Learn how to host an environmentally friendly wedding from local and eco-friendly caterers, florists and rental companies. Try samples, talk with local businesses to find out about their green initiatives. We'll also have workshops on a variety of eco-friendly wedding topics.

Register for Eco I Do

Workshops

We will be hosting unique and engaging workshops to help share information about environmentally conscious weddings – the how and the why.

Green Weddings 101 

Get a basic understanding of what a “green” wedding is and how to host one.

Sustainability on a Budget

Being eco-friendly doesn’t have to break the bank! Come learn some tips & advice for an affordable green wedding. Hosted by Center for Biological Diversity

Intentional Florals

There is a lot of waste in the wedding industry and the floral and decor segment is no exception. From flower sourcing to tips on reducing waste, Wood Violet Floral Design will share the knowledge to make intentional choices whether planning to hire a professional or DIY your flowers.

Recyclable DIY décor & centerpieces, live music, door prizes and more!

Vendors

Meet local caterers and vendors who will help you design a wedding as unique, unforgettable, and environmentally-savvy as you are as a couple:

Alive Chiropractic
August Sweets, LLC
Ball N Biscuit
Beejou Wraps
BookLive
Center for Biological Diversity - Population and Sustainability Program
Fresh Coast Events
Lindsay Stayton Photography
Mode Media Photography
Over The Moon Bartending
Pour, Inc.
Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
Simple Cafe Milwaukee
Veronica Rose Wedding & Event Planning
Wood Violet Floral Design

... and more to come! Check back often for the most up-to-date list. 

Join Us!

Tickets available in advance or at the door.

Pick Your Price: Ticket Cost $10 | Member Cost $8 | Price Break $6

Register for Eco I Do Today!

 

 

Do you have questions about this event?

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Thanks to our sponsors!

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Friday, 23 February 2018 13:18

Happy Earth Day (almost)!

In the calendar year of holidays, Earth Day is the young upstart. Full of possibilities, but not clearly defined.

We can tick off common traditions for holidays like New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Halloween, but what about Earth Day? Yet, even without exciting customs of gift exchanges or dressing up in costume, Earth Day is celebrated in 193 countries all over the world! Cool, eh?

We’d like to help the young holiday of Earth Day have its own annual ritual to mark the important day.

Sunday, 25 February 2018 11:18

Our Loss is Milwaukee's Gain

We have a lot to be proud of here in our city. Milwaukee is at the forefront of US and global urban environmental initiatives, positioning itself as a world class eco-city. The city signed on to the international environmental principals of the Paris Accord. The United Nation’s Sustainable Energy for All recognized Milwaukee for its innovative approaches through public-private partnerships that speed up implementation of efficient buildings. We’re the only city in the US contributing to this global effort.

Along with Milwaukee’s growing initiatives this year came a big change for the Urban Ecology Center.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:02

Our Culture of Sustainability

The German zoologist Ernst Haeckel coined the word ecology almost 150 years ago. He combined a couple of Greek words to do this trick: “oikos” means "habitation" and “-ology” means "the study of."

This fact may already be part of your ample knowledge, but a quick reminder won´t hurt: ecology started off as the study of where things live. In ecology, sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Who doesn't want to be diverse and productive indefinitely? I remember when I was younger and able to dunk a basketball…

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 07:59

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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