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Rust Belt to Fresh Coast: Milwaukee's doing it

Marc Lefkowitz  |  10/08/12 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in Clean energy, Transform, Land

Milwaukee is a shining example of how to turn the industrial tide in the Midwest from black to green. The city “decided to double down on advanced manufacturing” in the 1990s, says Matt Howard, Milwaukee’s environmental sustainability director. It got in the business of small to midsized manufacturers—their bread-and-butter sectors of value-added food products (cheese) and water related industries (beer)—helping...

Rust to Green<br />Milwaukee's Menomonee green industrial park

A voice for the old forest

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/11/12 @ 1:00pm  |  Posted in Connecting to nature, Land

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You’ve heard the old adage, if a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear, does it make a sound? Dr. Joan Maloof hopes that by hearing her voice for the forest, you will be motivated to protect a small patch of it in your county. Maloof started the Old Growth Forest Network – an effort to protect...more

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