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Wisconsin Film Festival 2009

Thursday, April 17, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 44.0° F  Overcast
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Growing Power Madison
c/o Resilience Research Center, 501 E. Badger Road, Madison, 53713
Local project office of the Milwaukee-based sustainable agriculture organization based at the Resilience Research Center. Hosts free community dinners on the last Thursday of each month and volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Also provides low-cost, fresh-food Market Baskets each week. sustainability food environment green
Prairie Enthusiasts

Volunteers protecting and restoring prairies and oak savannas in the upper Midwest. Local chapter restoring more than 1000 acres at 39 sites. Field trips Apr.-Sept. on a range of topics: grassland birds, butterflies, prairie restoration, free and open to the public--see website for calendar. nature environment green
Circle Cemetery

20-acre Nature Preserve Green cemetery, a place for natural burial of cremains and of bodies. Public education and networking for greening the end of life. environment green
Circle Sanctuary
Box 9, Barneveld, 53507
200 acre nature sanctuary near Blue Mounds for those interested in nature spirituality, ecofeminism, folkways, ecopsychology. Open to visitors at events including the annual Earth Day Festival and multicultural celebrations of the cycles of moon, sun, and seasons. Work includes songbird preservation and research, prairie restoration, wetland conservation, woodlands preservation, and maintaining the green Circle Cemetery. nature environment green spirituality

Car sharing service centered at the UW-Madison but membership not restricted to the UW-affiliated.Four campus pickup locations. transportation environment green
Madison Area Master Gardeners Association
P.O. Box 259318, Madison, 53725
Promotes responsible gardening through education, volunteer service and fellowship. Separate from, but works together with, the Dane County UW-Extension staff. environment gardening

Second Wednesday of each month at Iconi Interiors, 534 West Washington Ave., with drinks by Grant Hurless/Death's Door Vodka, 6-8 pm. Sponsored by Sustain Dane. social sustainability environment
City of Madison My Waste App

For your smartphone or tablet, custom reminders of regular collection days, holiday changes, special collections, and detailed info on recycling, Clean Sweep, brush collection and drop-off sites. environment recycle
Natural Step Monona, the

Fosters the creation of a more sustainable community and world through effective education, community action, and collaboration. Green Tuesdays & Thursdays film and lecture series, study circles, public forums, community-wide projects, and more. monona environment
Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability
2299 Spring Rose Rd., Verona, 53593
Dedicated to socially and politically progressive change, community partnership and environmental sustainability. Farm incubator, green cemetery. peace sustainability environment
MGE Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

24 area sites including: MGE, 623 Railroad St.; Willy Street Co-op East, 1221 Williamson St., and West, 6825 University Av., Middleton; Greenway Station, 1611 Aspen Commons, Middleton; Hy-Vee Grocery, 3801 East Washington Ave.; Pinnacle Fitness, 5973 Executive Dr., Fitchburg; Princeton Club East, 1726 Eagan Rd.; 7428 Terrace Ave., Middleton. transportation environment green electric_car
Green Madison
Green Madison 431 Charmany Dr., Madison, 53719
Energy-efficiency program for City of Madison homes and businesses, offering low-interest loans, financial incentives, free personal energy advocates. environment business green home
Madison Recycling Away From Home
Organizes volunteers to manage recycling efforts at Madison and Dane County events; works with vendors towards the goal of "zero waste" events when possible. recycling environment
Rideshare, Etc.

Matching service that allows commuters to find carpools, vanpools, bike buddies and other options. Sponsored by Madison Area Transportation Planning Board and WisDOT. transportation environment green
State Van Pool Rideshare Program

Alternate transportation for state and non-state employees commuting to Madison from outlying communities. Participants can join a group that is already established, or, if there are enough interested people, form a new vanpool. environment rideshare green
Recycling locations in Dane County, other items

Master list of local sites that accept and recycle offbeat items from oil to Styrofoam peanuts, and including concrete, glass, solvents, carpet, shingles and more. environment recycle
Friends of Cherokee Marsh
PO Box 3390, 53704.
Works to protect, preserve and restore the beauty, value and health of Cherokee Marsh and the Upper Yahara River watershed. Paddling and other activities. park environment conservation
Madison Environmental Justice Organization (MEJO)

Facilitates communities' ability to address pollution and environmental health issues that have a disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color. health environment
Madison Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling

608-246-4532 (east); 608-266-4681 (west)
Trash: Only materials inside the tan bins will be collected. Bag your trash inside the bins. Automated curbside recycling is biweekly. Generally, metal, paper, plastic #1- #7, and clean plastic bags (placed inside one bag). For full instructions on curbside recycling, see the city's "Recyclopedia" as a PDF at or download the new MyWaste app. There is a city fee for disposal of large appliances and tires. Purchase a sticker through the city Streets Division offices, any Madison public library, or at environment recycle
Madison Curbside Trash Pickup and Recycling

Trash: Only materials inside the tan bins will be collected. Bag your trash inside the bins. Automated recycling (green bins) is biweekly. For full regulations on curbside recycling, see the city's "Recyclopedia" as a PDF at or download the new MyWaste app at To dispose of large appliances you must first buy a sticker from the city. recycling environment
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
PO Box 628242, Middleton, 53562

Work parties, restoration, birdwatching, hikes. environment marsh
1914 Monroe St., Madison, 53711
Creates Environmental Action Teams in neighborhoods, community groups and workplaces to encourage healthy and sustainable living. sustainability environment
Community Car
25 N. Pinckney, Ste 320, 53703
Car-sharing organization that provides hybrid cars, a pick-up, minivan, Mini Cooper and more. 14 cars at 13 pickup locations throughout the central city, near east and near west sides. transportation environment green
Community Groudworks
3601 Memorial Dr., Suite 4, 53704
Nonprofit centered on nature and local food. Develops, manages and stewards Troy Gardens, 26 acres of community gardens, a community-supported farm, youth gardens, handicapped accessible gardens, woodland and prairie restoration, nature trails and edible landscaping. Also sponsors the Capitol veggie garden. food garden environment conservation restoration
Friends of Lake Wingra
c/o Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Dr., 53711
Promotes a healthy Lake Wingra. Events include pontoon boat tours, vegetation restoration, cleanup. environment lakes
Friends of Starkweather Creek
PO Box 8442, 53708
Works for a healthy urban stream and to benefit the community through stewardship, education and advocacy. environment stream
Capitol Water Trails
3806 Atwood Ave., 53714
Trains volunteers and educates citizens in water stewardship, clears waterways for recreational navigation and drainage, improves waterways for fisheries and native habitat. Adopt-a-water-trail program volunteer environment waterways
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
133 S. Butler St., #320, 53703
Nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders to the state legislature and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that protect Wisconsin's public health and natural resources. advocacy environment
Gathering Waters Conservancy
211 S. Paterson St., Suite 270, 53703
Protects Wisconsin's land and water resources by strengthening the state land trust movement as a service center providing training, technical assistance and continuing education. Field trips, too. environment conservation
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County ReStore
East, 208 Cottage Grove Rd., 53716; West, 5906 Odana Rd., 53719
608-661-2813 for both
Building materials reuse and surplus center; material donations are accepted, for sale to the general public at reduced prices. Inventory viewable online. environment conservation reuse
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