Sat, April 11
Westmoor Country Club
The annual SummerStage 2015 Spring Gala fundraiser will feature
appetizers, dinner, dessert, a cash bar, entertainment, auction and raffle prizes, plus dancing.
Tickets are $75/person.
Recycling 101: Easier than Ever! • Adult – 30 min. (45 min. with Q & A)
Wednesday, December 17, 6:30pm
Wales Community Building
216 South Street, Wales
New cart, new collection system, new recyclables! Do you still have questions about the changes to recycling? Are you familiar with the list of new recyclables, including new plastics? Do you know what items should not be put in your bin? Join recycling staff for a good review and bring your questions. Find out how single sort recycling facilities get the job done.
Cook a Local Turkey This Thanksgiving
Keeping sustainability in mind, there are three very good
reasons to purchase a locally raised turkey:
A Conversation with Will Allen and Michael Pollan
Nov. 7, door open at 6 PM
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino Expo Center, Milwaukee
Topics will include the food movement, social justice and the politics pertaining to the food we eat and grow. The conversation will be moderated by author and former Wisconsin Public Radio talk show host, Jean Feraca.
Thursday, October 30
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Waukesha State Bank - Oconomowoc
1227 Corporate Center Drive, Oconomowoc
Learn how to restore a portion of the prairie plant community in your yard. Learn why restoring a "true" prairie is impossible. Ideas on site selection and preparation, seed/species selection and seeding, first year maintenance and other facts will be discussed. Techniques and tools of controlled burns are also included.
Contact: Dave Wolken 262.719.7848
Cost: Request a $5 Donation to WCGT at the Door
"Prairie Bob" Ahrenhoerster
Owner/Operator of Prairie Seed Source
On Wednesday, October 22 at 7pm, the New Berlin Public Library will hold a screening of "WISCONSIN'S MINING STANDOFF", a new documentary about the controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin. The 25-minute film will be followed by a community discussion. The event is hosted by the Waukesha County Environmental Action League. The New Berlin Public Library is located at 15105 W Library Lane in New Berlin.
Produced and directed by Milwaukee-based 371 Productions, "Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" takes viewers to Ashland and Iron Counties, where Cline Resources subsidiary GTAC has set off a battle over the state’s natural resources by proposing to dig what could be one North America’s largest open pit mines in Wisconsin’s Penokee Hills. The film explores the potential impacts of the mine and how legislation changed the state’s mining laws.
"Wisconsin's Mining Standoff" was commissioned by Al Jazeera America's award-winning investigative documentary program "Fault Lines" and premiered in June 2014. The film is touring the state this fall in a series of screenings followed by community discussions and panels. It addresses a crucial issue for Wisconsinites heading to the polls in November for gubernatorial elections.
Waukesha, WI – Johnson's Nursery, Inc. headquartered at W180 N6275 Marcy Road, in Menomonee Falls, will be holding the semi-annual landscape plastics recycling collection event on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. until noon. This recycling event is a cooperative effort between Johnson's Nursery, Inc. and the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use that allows residents and businesses to drop off used plastic growing pots, plant trays, and plant containers free of charge for recycling. These plastic plant containers must be free of plant debris, tags, and metals and will be sorted on site by plastic type.
This collaboration provides an important recycling service for Waukesha County and Southeastern WI that is made possible through this unique partnership. This program provides a sustainable option for residents and businesses to close the loop through recycling used pots. These pots provide the necessary materials to manufacture new pots and ultimately divert these plastics from our local landfills.
Across the U.S., millions of pounds of agricultural plastics are discarded in local landfills every year although, according to East Jordan Plastics, Inc., the manufacturer and recycler of plastic plant containers, recycling plastic plant containers can recover upwards of 60% of the energy put into processing the product initially while saving landfill space.
For more information about the landscape plastics recycling event at Johnson's Nursery, Inc., visit www.johnsonsnursery.com, call 262-252-4988 or contact Waukesha County Recycling at 262-896-8300.
Waukesha, WI – Recycling and Solid Waste staff are offering free public workshops in March.
Wednesday, March 19: Free Home Composting Workshop will be held at Hartland Public Library from 6:30– 7:30 p.m. This workshop will focus how to create your own compost, how to use it, and about different bin styles to build or buy. Find out the top 10 reasons to compost and discover the secrets of healthy soil for beautiful lawns. Everyone leaves this workshop with a composting information wheel and one attendee will win a compost tool! Call the Hartland Public Library at 262-367-3350 to pre-register.
Saturday, March 22: Free Organic Lawn Care Workshop will be held at Retzer Nature Center from 10– 11 a.m. Find out the latest approaches and steps to a green and healthy lawn through organic practices that feed the soil and create the best growing medium for the biggest crop in America: the LAWN. Just in time for spring! Pre-registration is not necessary.
Tuesday, March 25: Free Green Cleaning Workshop will be held at the Elm Grove Public Library from 7 – 8 p.m. At this workshop, find out what common household ingredients can be used to keep your home healthy, clean, and safe. Find out what really works and which products on the market pass as “green.” Attendees will “Make & Take” a Creamy Soft Scrub to try at home! Call 262-787-1011 or email email@example.com to pre-register.
For more information, visit waukeshacounty.gov/recycling or call 262-896-8300.