The Central Wisconsin Sustainability Newsletter is a collection of local, regional, national and international articles related to a variety of sustainability subjects focused on helping people learn about issues, research and events that impact sustainability in Central Wisconsin. Topic areas include food, farming, sustainable energy, and environmental health covering issues involving land, air and water. A separate topic area provides articles on more in-depth pesticide research.

You can sign up to receive a bi-monthly bulletin that highlights recent articles posted to the Central Wisconsin Sustainability Newsletter website. Upcoming local community events are also noted in the bulletin.

Upcoming Events

Wisconsin Solar Tour

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Join people across Wisconsin from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a statewide Solar Tour! Homes and businesses throughout Wisconsin will open their doors to demonstrate and share strategies for energy-efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living. Site tours are free and open to the public. This event is part of the ASES National Solar Tour, involving 150,000 participants and 5,000 solar-energy sites. Scroll down to see a map of participating sites in the Wisconsin Solar Tour.

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Farmer Tribute Dinner

Join us for the 11th Farmer Tribute Dinner
Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Farmshed, 1220 Briggs Court, Stevens Point, WI 54481

Farmer Tribute Dinner invites the Farm Fresh Atlas producers to dine on a locally sourced meal in celebration of the harvest.  Community members attend and sponsor the farmers’ meals as a tribute to their hard work.

Each year, Farmshed members and the regional local food community invite Central Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas farmers to a complimentary meal as we celebrate the end of another growing season.

Community members are encouraged to join in the celebration by purchasing tickets to the dinner and sponsoring a farmer. In addition to the yummy food, a silent auction, music, and dancing round out the evening’s fun.

Find additional details and ticket information on the Farmshed website.