The only need that requires material goods to be satisfied is subsistence. If individuals and societies make wise choices, quality of life can be enhanced while consumption of our world’s diminishing resources is reduced. In other words, people can have more happiness with less stuff.
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[ February 6, 2013; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Come to the Monona Community Center to cheer on the Water Conservation Challenge winners (yourself?) as they are announced. Prizes will be awarded to the conservation winners and the innovation winners. You’ll hear from local water advocates, our “Gallon” sponsors, and our mayor, and even be treated to a couple of songs penned for and [...]
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By Heather Gates
What does delivering flowers have to do with The Natural Step framework? The Natural Step Monona’s executive director shares a few “Aha” moments.
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The Sustainability Section at the Monona Public Library will be five years old in November 2012. Thanks go to all the many organizations and people who have contributed time, money, and materials to see this collection become the valuable community resource that it is!
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Current campaign finance laws are out of line with the principles for sustainability. Forget about it? No. Do something about it!
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[ July 7, 2012; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Visit our space at the Lake Monona Water Walk Community Festival in the Water Expo tent, and also join us for the Little Library dedication mid-day.
At the tent, we have two things to share with you:
1. Information about water conservation and water projects in Monona, plus a fun game to challenge you. (No wagering!)
2. A way for you [...]
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You got a lot of livin’ to do! Discuss the state of the globe and see award-winning films at Green Tuesdays & Thursdays Films & Lectures. Participate in Energ!ze Monona forums to help Monona become energy independent (with the help of a great line-up of presenters). Get in on the Year of Water projects, including the Water Conservation Challenge!
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Do you want to join others in moving toward a more sustainable future?
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[ October 19, 2011; 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm. ] Join us as we present at Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, a free lecture series sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Presentation: An academic-community partnership for addressing environmental issues. Presenters: Professor Randy Stoecker, Heather Gates, and Dadit Hidayat
Discussions about environmental sustainability have taken place all over the globe. But there are serious challenges confronting attempts to engage local [...]
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[ February 18, 2012; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] On February 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., families can create art from recyclables, take quizzes, start seeds, see a model train, make buttons, test their smarts about how much energy household items use, compare transit options, and energize themselves at the Monona Public Library. The final Energ!ze Monona event in a series of six, [...]
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