Sustainable Outdoors Tip of the Week

Only buy local firewood to avoid the spread of invasive species, such as Emerald Ash Borer. This is an invasive beetle that harms living ash trees and causes them to decay. Don't contribute to the spread!

How you can sustain Wisconsin

Eliminate Food Waste


Use all of the food you buy, instead of buying in bulk, buy only what you will use. At restaurants, order only what you will eat. Anything that you do not use, compost foods only.

Conserve Water and Resources


Take the shorter shower, turn the faucet off while you're brushing your teeth. Stop putting money (water) down the drain!

Walk, Carpool, Ride Your Bike


Carbon emissions from fuel is having negative impacts on the air we breath. Find alternative methods to your daily commute. 

Stop Using Single Use Plastic


Ditch the one time use plastic and start bringing reusable cups, bowls and silverware with you everywhere you go. So much plastic ends up in landfills, highways and in the ocean everyday. 

Educate Yourself and Others


Stay up to date on the latest ways you can get involved in your community that will help us sustain our natural areas for years to come. Look social media or your favorite local conservation group to stay in the loop.

Plant Only Native Plants


Non-native plants often become invasive and take over the native wildlife community. Educate yourself on your local DNR website to learn what is non-native in your state and plant native plants to help the bees and pollinators.