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Social Net for a Green Milwaukee!

What’s Social Net?

Want to trade organic vegetables with someone in your community?
Want to find out how to audit your house for LEED certification?
Want to catch up with green events and share them on Facebook?
Want to poll our community and see how they feel about eco landscaping?

All these tools and services are now available on Greener Milwaukee, your source for all things green under the sun in brew city.

Please visit us and click on the newly installed, “Social Net” tab to join up on veggie trader, facebook, or connect with our 350+ members there.

Thanks so much for your contributions to Greener Milwaukee, we look forward to making your life easier & greener.


Ryan Thompson
Member & Organizer


Things are looking up for yards! – green roof ideas hit town!

Would you like this design for the School of Freshwater Sciences in MKE?

Voice your opinion at Art City!

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The Milwaukee Hybrid Group News

The Milwaukee Hybrid Group will be looking to get area drivers to pump up their MPG and save some money at the pump on Saturday at the Wal-Mart in Pewaukee.

More than a dozen members of the hybrid owners group will be at the Wal-Mart, 411 Pewaukee Road, to help drivers boost the pressure in their tires and help their fuel economy at the same time.

Members of the hybrid group meet monthly to discuss ways to boost fuel economy. But this Pump Your Ride to Savings event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., marks a shift for the hybrid group in reaching out beyond hybrid owners.

“This is really the first time we’re… (more via jsonline)

Energy executive plans six biofuel stations – Shorewood, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Milwaukee entrepreneur Peter Grimes is opening his first southeast Wisconsin biofuel filling station in Cudahy next month, with hopes of opening more than half a dozen additional biofuel stations over the next two years.

Grimes, a managing partner of AUR Energy Partners LLC, Milwaukee, is overseeing the conversion of a former Shell station, 5080 S. Pennsylvania Ave., into a biofuel station called Good To Go that will begin selling biodiesel fuel in June. In the future, Grimes’ Good To Go station will offer E-85, a gasoline and ethanol mix that’s 85 percent ethanol, and plug-in bays where electric cars can recharge their batteries. Continue reading

“Dog park proposed for Bay View Park” by Michael Timm

Milwaukee County Parks has proposed building an approximately 1.5-acre off-leash dog exercise area in Bay View Park in St. Francis, roughly across from the Cousins Center and near the soccer field.

Local County Supervisors Marina Dimitrijevic, Pat Jursik, and Chris Larson are sponsoring an informational meeting for the public to learn more about this neighborhood dog park 6pm, Monday, June 8 in the South Shore Park Pavilion, 2900 S. Shore Dr. Continue reading

“What is Sustainability?”

It (sustainability) begins with community and it takes collaboration of many. But sustainability is America’s and the world’s solution to energy and economic challenges.  -Robert Bailey

“An Emerald City on the Fresh Coast”

I have a vision to make Milwaukee the emerald city on the fresh coast. Unlikely you think? Then perhaps you are unaware that we are currently the world’s leading water parts supplier and hold world class institutes. Let’s get behind the Milwaukee 7 water council and welcome the summer with a fresh change, a sea change… if only lake size 😉



Singapore’s latest downtown icon

Built across the mouth of the Marina Channel, the Marina Barrage creates Singapore’s 15th reservoir, and the first in the heart of the city. With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, or one-sixth the size of Singapore, the Marina catchment is the island’s largest and most urbanised catchment. Together with two other new reservoirs, the Marina Reservoir will boost Singapore’s water catchment from half to two-third’s of the country’s land area.

The Marina Barrage is the result of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew’s vision nearly two decades ago when he envisaged damming the mouth of the Marina Channel to create a freshwater reservoir. MORE