Just Act Natural Green Market~ Downtown Appleton

This Saturday, tomorrow, Just Act Natural will be hosting the Green Market as an addition to the Farmers Market. This will be going on from 8am-12:30pm.

There will be many environmental vendors available which include: information about composting, solar panels, organic lawn care and much more. Diane and J.c. from Just Act Natural will be there to help you get started with a green lifestyle.

I will be volunteering with Sustainable Fox Valley. Sustainable Fox Valley is a non-profit organization that encourages being able to satisfy present human needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. I will be helping the children from the Fox River Academy with the “Wonder of Worms” activity. This will be a fun and educational opportunity for the children and their families of the FRA. Decorated rain barrels made by the students of the Fox River Academy will also be on display.

This is a wonderful addition to the Appleton Farmers market and is filled with such great content to help our communities continue to grow. I hope you enjoy the article written by J.c. of Just Act Natural by following the direct link below.


Just Act Natural Green Market

Milwaukee’s Rock the Green Music Festival


Rock the Green Music Festival is a non-profit festival that encourages sustainable and healthy lifestyles for communities near and far.

Veolia Environmental Services is a large sponsor of the event. The company will provide on site composting and recycling. There will also be eco friendly programs, emerging green technologies,  and tips to reduce your carbon footprint.

The festival will be powered by clean energy sources such as: biomass, solar, wind and bio-diesel powered generators. All disposable items will be replaced with their compostable equivalents, while a Green Team will manage waste recovery stations throughout the grounds. Finally, free water stations will replace the usual individually sold, plastic water bottles.

There will be locally grown food and beverage vendors, a bike tour before the concert, and 6 bands to fill the stage. Many interactive areas will focus around our 4 main elements: earth, water, fire, and air. These elements reflect the various sustainable and renewable technologies.

Milwaukee’s Rock the Green Music Festival

Rubber Mulch: Safer playgrounds

Rubber Mulch: Safer playgrounds, Landscape Rubber Mulch and Surefoot Arena Rubber Footing.

Recycled tires used at children’s playgrounds!!  Zach and I recently saw numerous playgrounds in the Madison area that are covered with recycled tire mulch. This seemed to be softer and more resistant than wood chips, sand, pebbles, etc. The mulch can improve overall safety for children while playing.

Today, I am researching where I would like to recycle my tires from my vehicle. Piling them up in a landfill will not be the best option for me. This site provides information about the types of products that are being made from recycled tires.