What does it mean to live green or sustainably? Come find out in our next exhibit, “Living Green!”
To people in Waupaca County, it means many things. Local farms, businesses and individuals are working hard to spread the word on the importance of buying locally and living in a sustainable way. Businesses are using solar and renewable energy, while people are reusing materials and finding ways to make their homes more efficient. Beekeeping, raising chickens, canning and preserving, and making your own soaps are all ways Waupaca residents are “living green.” The exhibit will feature local farms and families, the Waupaca Farmer’s Market, CSAs and what they bring to our community, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Come generate power on our exercise bike and see how you can make a light bulb glow or power a radio!
Also come join us for a program on renewable energy and sustainability with author Bob Ramlow on Monday, January 19th at 6:30 p.m. Mr. Ramlow has been involved in renewable energy for over 40 years and is a founding member of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. He has taught workshops and classes throughout the U.S. and has co-authored the book Solar Water Heating – a comprehensive guide to solar water & space heating systems. He lives with his family in a zero-energy home near Amherst, Wisconsin. The program will take place in the lower-level meeting rooms.