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White-Nose Syndrome Has Killed 95% of Wisconsin Bats. But There’s Hope!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by guest contributor Jennifer Redell, bat biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Deep in the quiet and relatively warm but wet cave, I search for bats—my fellow …

May 12th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainability


Insects Pollinate Your Food and More, and They Need Your Help!

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution as part of our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt series. Read more here, and download the fun activity book for families and classrooms! by guest contributor Shahla Werner Back in 1987 renowned Harvard entomologist E. O. Wilson published a now famous paper called The Little Things that Run the World. In that …

April 27th, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability


Family Fun! Download the Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

We’re excited to present our Sustainability Scavenger Hunt booklet for families and classrooms! Download the book for FREE and kick off your hunt for the many examples of sustainable practices that can be found in your home and your community! It’s a fantastic get-outdoors-with-a-purpose activity, a car ride distraction, or an indoor or outdoor classroom …

April 21st, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: The “Magic” of Grass-Based Agriculture with Sarah Flack

Download   Today on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Sarah Flack. Sarah is an author and nationally recognized consultant on grazing and livestock. Her latest book, The Art and Science of Grazing, was published in 2016. Although she was born in Wisconsin, Sarah’s family lived in New Zealand when she was a young …

April 3rd, 2017  |  Published in Featured Post, Food & Ag Issues, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


The Climate Movement Needs You!

If every country that made an emissions-cutting pledge in the Paris Agreement keeps its promise, the individual commitments would only keep warming below 3 degrees C at best[1].  Current emission levels will result in temperature rise up to 7.8 degrees C by the end of this century.[2] That should terrify you! “A 4 degrees C future …

March 31st, 2017  |  Published in Food & Ag Issues, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


Rootstock Radio: Holistic Farming with Allan Savory

Download This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Allan Savory. Allan is the co-founder of the United States based Savory Institute and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management. He is also a farmer and game rancher in Zimbabwe. Much of the work Allan is doing with holistic land management started with the …

December 27th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Organic Farming, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Rootstock Radio: Keefe Keeley and Perennial Agriculture

Download   This week on Rootstock Radio, host Theresa Marquez speaks to Keefe Keeley — executive director of the Savanna Institute.  The Savanna Institute is based out of Champagne, Illinois, and focuses on production agroforestry and perennial agriculture in the Midwest. Keefe says perennial agriculture is part of the answer to sustainable farming. Perennial agriculture …

December 15th, 2016  |  Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio, Sustainability


Thanksgiving Tips: Part 2

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, getting food onto Americans’ plates accounts for 80 percent of the country’s fresh water consumption, 50 percent of American land use and 10 percent of the total United States energy budget. Although the system as a whole is not perfect, food is a necessity for human life and …

November 23rd, 2016  |  Published in Family, In the Kitchen, Sustainability


Have a Local, Organic Thanksgiving, Naturally!

Thanksgiving is the easiest time of year to “eat local and organic,” for the simple reason that nearly everything that appears on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner table has its roots in local, seasonal, organic foods. And that’s because Native Americans, and the Pilgrims they shared their food with, ate organic food long before it was called organic. Our …

November 17th, 2016  |  Published in Earth Dinner, Featured Post, In the Kitchen, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Thanksgiving Tips Part 1

Thanksgiving is more than just an opportunity to spend quality time with family; it is also a time to express gratitude for all of the wonderful gifts in life, such as the farmers, farm laborers, cooks, and food service workers who help to make the holiday (and every meal) possible. While we are at it, …

November 11th, 2016  |  Published in Family, Sustainability, Sustainable Living


 
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