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
JC, owner of Just Act Natural located in downtown Appleton wrote an inspiring article that reflects the positive changes in our city. Clicking on the link below will take you directly to the article. I hope you may enjoy as much as I did. 🙂
The Greening of Appleton – justactnatural’s posterous.
If you enjoy being Earth friendly, this may be a beneficial group~ Next group meetup is Thursday, August 11~Located in Appleton, WI.
Fox Valley Friends of Earth WI – Meetup.
Hartman Creek State Park will be offering Universe in the Park which is an outreach program from UW-Madison’s astronomy department. You can view the stars and night sky around 8:30pm Friday, August 5 at the park’s amphitheater.
Hartman Creek State Park – WDNR.
I’m big into the local food movement, and getting really connected to where we live via food.
via Wisconsin Public Television.
It’s amazing the variety of plants and herbs that can be found in our backyards. There is a helpful book named, “A Field Guide to Medicinal Plants.” The book contains numerous photos and detailed descriptions of the plant or herb you are researching. This can be beneficial to someone that is interested in wild plants and herbs that are grown in your community.
Although turtles have a limited control over their internal body temperature, they do respond to temperature differences in complex ways. These include things like basking in the sun to raise their temperatures, responding to the cold by hibernating, and even determining the sex of their offspring via the ambient temperature that the eggs develop as. So, it’s not a shock to find out that turtles start physically responding to temperature differences before they even hatch from an egg. What is surprising is that these responses occur before there’s much in the way of a skeleton or nervous system to support it.
For More: Turtles follow the sun even before they have muscles.