Northland College’s Environmental Council has been very active in campus and local sustainability issues for the past 20 years. A joint collaboration among faculty, staff and students, they have been involved in such issues as:
- Building and Landscaping
- Waste and Compost
They also promote local opportunities relating to all of these, among other, topics.
If you are interested in food related topics, you may be interested in attending the next Northwest Wisconsin Regional Food Network (NWRFN) meeting. NWRFN is a grassroots group of community members, local farmers, and other volunteers working together to create a regional food system that connects consumers back to the land and provides locally produced, fresh and nutritious food to all segments of our community while preserving the region’s environment and sustaining the local economy for years to come.
Please bring information about your local food system development projects including community gardens, farmer co-ops, local food promotional events/initiatives, education outreach initiatives, cooking and food preservation strategies. A group discussion will focus on what can be done together by a regional group. Information will be shared about past and present NWRFN projects and initiatives, a statewide strategic planning process, and ways to get involved in this organization.
Community members are invited to participate in an information sharing and organizing meeting of the this Saturday, October 15th, from 10am-1pm at the Bayfield Inn, with a light local foods lunch at noon. Donations to help cover the costs of the ingredients and food preparation are welcome.