Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
Travel Green program supports Wisconsin’s conservation tradition…
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is pleased to welcome The Village of Egg Harbor as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, this program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. The Village’s Paul J. Bertschinger Community Center, other municipal properties including Egg Harbor Beach and Marina earned its certification for implementing green practices.
For example, the Egg Harbor Marina earned the designation of “Clean Marina” by Wisconsin Clean Marina in partnership with University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. The Egg Harbor Marina is also a bronze level Water Star Community certified by Water Star Wisconsin.
“Wisconsin has a longstanding tradition of conservation and Travel Green Wisconsin is an opportunity for businesses to further distinguish themselves for their sustainable practices,” says Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “We applaud their commitment to making sustainability a priority in their business, knowing the importance of doing our part now to preserve our natural resources and treasures for future generations.”
The Village of Egg Harbor is committed to water quality improvement projects such as Beach Park Improvements, permeable paver installations and bio-filter installations. The Village of Egg Harbor practices sustainability of wild life and landscape conservation and management. Those efforts have been recognized as designations of Tree City, USA as well as Bird City, Wisconsin. The Village of Egg Harbor joins more than 519 TGW Certified businesses.
“The Village of Egg Harbor strives to improve its environmental impact and constantly considers sustainability when making decisions,” says Michelle Anderson, Deputy Administrator, DC/DT, CTA-Village of Egg Harbor.
Even seemingly small practices can have a big impact. In a study done in 2013, Travel Green Wisconsin businesses that installed low-flow fixtures such as toilets, shower heads and faucets, reduced their annual water use by nearly 37 million gallons. Additionally the study found that by switching to energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, Travel Green Wisconsin businesses reduced their lighting-related electricity usage by 75 percent, saving an estimated $3 million each year.
Travel Green Wisconsin was the first program of its kind in the nation and serves as a model to promote environmentally friendly practices in the tourism industry. The program is unique for its inclusion of all tourism-related businesses and organizations including but not limited to attractions, events, accommodations, outfitters, restaurants, retail, visitor centers and more. Tourism businesses interested in learning more about becoming certified can contact Marketing Specialist Christina Torkelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608.266.1238.
The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is to market the state as the Midwest’s premier travel destination for fun by executing industry-leading marketing programs and establishing strategic partnerships. The Department plays a significant role in generating greater economic impact and jobs for Wisconsin. The portal for traveler information can be found at www.travelwisconsin.com.
Posted on 16. May, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
Door County’s up-and-coming artist and writer Sally Slattery introduces LuLit – short for Luminating Literature – a collection of mix-media masterpieces. Slattery creates three-dimensional collages that come to life with the light of the candle to illuminater Mason jars of all shapes and sizes that contain book pages, vintage postcards, old photographs and magazine clippings. […]
Door County Visitor Bureau to Celebrate Opening of County’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Posted on 14. May, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will commemorate the opening of Door County’s first public electric vehicle charging stations during a special ceremony at 11 AM on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at the Door County Welcome Center, 1015 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett will be on hand to help […]
Posted on 05. May, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
Become a QPR Gatekeeper! QPR stands for Question, Persuade, Refer, and it refers to a training program to help deal with someone with suicidal thoughts. Door County Public Health Nurse Sue Powers says it’s a program that more people in our community should be trained in, since Door County has a higher suicide rate than the rest […]
“There will come a time when a diseased condition will not be described as it is today by physicians and psychologists, but it will be spoken of in musical terms, as one would speak of a piano that was out of tune” – Rudolf Steiner. It has only been since the age of science that […]
Posted on 22. Apr, 2014 by Stephen Kastner.
Celebrating Earth Day 2014, with actions (instead of words) we bring you a message from DCEC’s Citizen of the year… Bob Bultman is a consulting naturalist and an ecology educator, named Door County Environmental Council’s Citizen of the Year in 2013. He specializes in helping Door County landowners restore and steward the bountiful plant and […]
Is yoga a sport or a spiritual practice? Find out with a Free Introductory Class at Junction Center May 2
Posted on 21. Apr, 2014 by Stephen Kastner.
While Debate.org says the vote is split 50/50 (now 43/57 after my post) on this discussion, most serious practitioners will agree that yoga is instead, a way of life. It can best be described as a fitness lifestyle, one that builds the connection between your body, mind and spirit. If yoga is a sport, it […]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
“The Importance of Early Detection,” an Invasive Species workshop on imminent invaders takes place on Friday, May 2 from 3 -4:30 pm at the Bailey’s Harbor Town Hall. You can already spot Garlic Mustard …and Phragmites? Everyone knows Phragmites! But what about the newcomers? What about those impending threats, the ones that plant biologists call the early detection […]
Posted on 07. Apr, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
Americana trio Red Molly featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, April 9 sold out, so they are extending their stay one more night, Thursday April 10. Tickets for the 8 PM concert, the very last of this season at the inn, are $20. Since 2004, Americana trio Red […]
Posted on 05. Apr, 2014 by Staff Reporter.
Join in celebrating the extraordinary within our everyday lives by submitting your personal perspective on experiencing Door County life. “What’s Behind the Door? Everyone has a story…” the first collaborative publication created by you, Leadership Door County and Write On Door County, will become a one-time only, printed book, consisting of original short stories and poetry. Submissions will be accepted […]