We’re excited to be taking part in Yahara Bay Distillery’s Honey Festival this weekend. Stop by their location (6250 Nesbitt Road, No. 200, Fitchburg, WI 53719) between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to see not only us, but vendors of honey- and bee-derived products. The Wisconsin Honey Queen will even make an appearance! From the … More Join Us this Saturday at Yahara Bay Distillery’s Honey Festival
Every year I get an email from the Bee Informed Partnership. They’re asking for beekeepers to fill out a 20- to 30-minute survey on our practices and results in our bee yards. As far as I know, this is the most comprehensive and popular survey of beekeeping in the US, netting an estimated 11 percent … More Bee Informed Partnership Releases Study Results
I recently received a call from Patrick Stutz of Stutz Photography, asking if I would help him with an upcoming show. Yahara Bay Distillery in Madison is putting on a Preserve Festival to celebrate food and its preservation. You can see an article covering the festival from the Wisconsin State Journal and find more details … More The Honey Thief — Recent Work with Stutz Photography on Display at Yahara Bay Distillery
The Madison-based weekly, The Isthmus, published a story about the upcoming Sustainability Skill Share. We’re glad for the coverage! If you’ve been putting off signing up, now’s the time! Check out the whole article here: https://isthmus.com/arts/emphasis/low-technology-institute-sustainability-skill-share/
The institute will be on reduced staff until the end of March due to parental leave. Registration for the skill share remains open and functioning, however. Emails will be answered when possible. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
The Green New Deal (GND) has garnered support and opprobrium since it was published. While this plan at least acknowledges the problem of climate change and identifies the proper scale of our reaction, we can point to large gaps in the plan that must be remedied: All this construction while still limiting emissions? Who will … More Green New Deal: How About A “Low Tech New Deal”?
In addition to the nonbinding house resolution on the Green New Deal (GND), a document was circulated with more specific action items, which have caught media attention. This is where media outlets have gotten headlines such as “Green New Deal Wages War Against Air Travel, Cows,” and “Democrats’ Green New Deal Wants to Eliminate ‘Farting … More Green New Deal: Additional Details Document
The Green New Deal is ambitious. Net-zero emissions by 2030 is an enormous goal for a country that emits over 6.5 gigatons of carbon dioxide (equivalents) each year. Although this is down from our peak of over 7.4 Gt CO2 in 2007, this is only part of the 37 Gt CO2 emitted worldwide annually. Note … More Green New Deal: Net Zero?