How broad is the gap in broadband…

I recently received notice of an interesting article through my colleagues at LinkWISCONSIN, a statewide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access, through the Wisconsin Public Service Commission.  The article highlights a system in Chattanooga, Tennessee, against the backdrop of our situation in Wisconsin around internet access.  http://bit.ly/z8Lm8N I can only imagine…

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Connecting communities

What role does connectivity play in creating sustainable communities? Can we build sustainable communities without connecting them to the wider world?

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Adapting to climate change: upcoming workshop

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be the site of an upcoming workshop on Planning for Climate Change in the Great Lakes Region.  Climate change is already impacting the US Midwest with higher average temperatures, more frequent heavy downpours, decreased Great Lakes ice cover, and more frequent heat waves. Projected future climate changes in the […]

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Wisconsin communities tell their stories

More than 25 Wisconsin communities have declared themselves to be “ecomunicipalities”, embracing sustainability principles intended to guide them to make decisions which build community, provide for people’s needs, and at the same time, safeguard the natural systems on which we depend. At the level of city, county and region, people have come together to talk about the […]

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Hey, that’s MY money!

Ekobanken grew from a foundation, doing what foundations do: granting funds for organizations to do good in society. It also grew from questions. Is there a difference between money that is earned, or borrowed, or given? What more good can be done? Loans create the future; What kind of future do we want?

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There’s no place like home

…or is there? C’mon, play a game with me. I had an easy time feeling at home in Sweden because the landscape reminded me of home, of Wisconsin. So play along. See if you can guess which pictures here are of Wisconsin or Sweden. Yes, we love water. A few interesting statistics. There are approximately […]

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