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Isthmus Green Day 2012: How do you 'go green?'

We asked, and you responded! Our on-the-street videographer Melissa Cooper caught up with some people, and this is what they said about how to "go green." >More
New York Times food writer Mark Bittman to speak at Isthmus Green Day 2012

Mark Bittman, the acclaimed New York Times food columnist, will make his Madison debut at the fifth annual Isthmus Green Day. The environmental expo will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Monona Terrace. Admission is free and open to the public. >More
Citizen Dave: The greenest choice might be to keep driving the clunker (unless it's not)

I'm planning on buying a new car. In the year 2027. My 1997 Honda Accord wagon has 145,000 miles on it, and I'm going for 300,000. At the rate Dianne and I drive -- about 10,000 miles a year -- that would put our next new car purchase at about December 2027. Maybe it'll be a Christmas gift for ourselves. >More
New EPA database identifies Madison's largest greenhouse gas polluters

The Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a new online map and database, allowing people to find the country's largest emitters of greenhouse gases. In Madison, the biggest polluters are, unsurprisingly, power plants. >More
Citizen Dave: Dane County takes leadership role on lakes

Dane County Board Chair Scott McDonell has put out a promising and bold proposal to improve the Madison lakes. Scott's proposal would invest $27 million over five years to remove carp that stir up sediment, upgrade sewer outfalls so that less pollutants reach our lakes, buy land in critical areas for water runoff, install more of the barriers that keep scum away from our beaches, and implement recommendations still to come from a pending study. >More
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Enjoy music throughout Isthmus Green Day by Harmonious Wail

Harmonious Wail has been making some of the country's best gypsy jazz -- a hybrid of conventional jazz and traditional Roma music -- since 1987, Jessica Steinhoff wrote on in 2008. The group showcases their affection for Django Reinhardt, a pioneer of gypsy jazz known for his two-fingered guitar-playing style. >More
Isthmus Green Day 2011 schedule of events

Isthmus Green Day is back: More than one hundred exhibitors bring out the greenest ideas for your home, energy efficient transport for your commute, alternative medicine for your body, tantalizing treats for your tastebuds, and just about a zillion ways to otherwise green up your life. >More
For the Beekman Boys, it's the 'fine edibles' that connect farm and city life

While the Fabulous Beekman Boys label their farm life "A shared experiment in seasonal living," some of their more fabulous experiments have come in the realm of food. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge made their first artisanal cheese in 2010, Beekman 1802 Blaak, which quickly became the object of cult adoration. >More
Greenius at work! The sun also cooks with Deb Bachmann

In much of the world, cooking is done with wood and coal, over open fires that pollute the air and harm the cook's health. The need for wood deforests the countryside, and cooking fires rival automobiles in the amount of CO2 they introduce into the air. The quest to build a better stove for developing nations is on. >More
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Greenius at work! Blowin' in the wind with Chris Sherwin and Dave Franchino

Chris Sherwin is one of the members at Sector67. He's an electrical engineer "by trade and by hobby," he says, and he's "always tinkering and tearing stuff apart." Currently, he and Dave Franchino, both of the Madison company Design Concepts, are working on a prototype of a small wind turbine in their spare time. >More
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