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Pizzas are handmade on site with organic vegetables and meat from the farm, and are on a 10-inch thin crust. Gluten free options are available. People bring their own beverages. Read the original article and watch the video.
For more information on Whitefeather Organics, visit http://whitefeatherorganics.blogspot.com/ or find the farm on Facebook.
Program offering $17,500 off Nissan LEAFs for Wisconsin utility customers extended
From Wisconsin Clean Cities, April 11, 2017.
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – The third phase of a program providing Wisconsin utility customers and employees with up to $17,500 off Nissan LEAFs is underway through June 30, program partners announced Monday.
“Wisconsin Clean Cities is thrilled to build on the successes of the two previous REV UP WISCONSIN cycles to allow for expanded use of electric vehicles in the state at a reduced price to consumers,” Wisconsin Clean Cities Executive Director Lorrie Lisek said. “When you are able to combine cost savings with emissions reductions and cleaner air, everyone wins.”
REV UP WISCONSIN is being offered in partnership with Wisconsin Clean Cities, Nissan, Alliant Energy, Madison Gas & Electric, Minnesota Power, We Energies, Wisconsin Public Service and Xcel Energy.* The partnership allows for a $10,000 group buy discount for participating utility company employees and customers which, when combined with the $7,500 federal tax credit, provides a savings of up to $17,500 off the retail price of 2016 and 2017 Nissan LEAFs.
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From University of Wisconsin-Extension, October 26, 2016
As the University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Lynn Markham travels around the state talking with local government officials, lakes groups and retirees about caring for the state’s lakes, she hears people say they would have done things differently years ago if they’d had the information available today.
“I started to think, how can we reach people earlier so they can put information about caring for lakes to work for 80 years instead of 20,” says Markham, who works as a shoreland and land use education specialist for the Center for Land Use Education based at UW-Stevens Point.
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