Quest at Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference April 20

Fifth Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference

QUEST Wisconsin will take part in the 5th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference on April 20, 2011.  We’ll have special screenings of three QUEST stories followed by
Q&A time with reporters and guest experts:

Innovation in food systems: Urban farming
1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Innovation in building: Leopold Legacy Center
1:20 PM & 2:20 PM

Innovation in energy: Park Falls Bio-refinery
1:40 PM & 2:40 PM

Find us in room 1260 of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison, WI.  See the conference program for other events. Registration for the conference is $25.

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Innovation in Food Systems: Will Allen

Pioneering urban farmer Will Allen innovates with “aquaponics” and ways to get fresh produce into Milwaukee’s inner city.

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Innovation in building: Aldo Leopold Legacy Center

See how a mix of high-tech solutions and old fashioned practicality combine to meet Aldo Leopold’s vision of living on a piece of land without spoiling it.

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Innovation in energy: Bio-refinery

A Wisconsin paper mill powers its facility by burning its waste wood and looks to a new process that uses the wood as a fuel source and creates a by-product of usable biodiesel.

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Climate Wisconsin: Birkebeiner

Follow John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward, WI. Having skied every “Birkie” since it started in 1973, John shares his experience and how the race is being threatened by climate change in this multimedia video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.

More stories and educational resources available at climatewisconsin.org.

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