Rock the Green: The Water Council

This week we're talking to The Water Council, which describes itself as "a globally connected epicenter for freshwater research, innovation, education and business…

Rock the Green: Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

MMSD incorporates unique practices including methane gas recovery and the production of organic fertilizer from sewerage. We had a chance to talk to…

Rock The Green: Big Systems

This time we chatted with Joe Jones, president of Big Systems, a reseller of wide-format and 3-D printers, who donated the signage and…
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Rock The Green: Entertainment Plus Engagement for Sustainability

One of the most sustainable music events in the United States is scheduled to rock Milwaukee once again on Sept. 17, and TriplePundit…
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Harley Davidson’s LiveWire “Test Ride” Brings Electrics Closer to Mainstream

3p's Nick Aster takes a "spin" on Harley Davidson's new electric motorcycle....

How Baseball Could Usher in a Greener American Future

Major League Baseball broke the color barrier 7 years before The Supreme Court ruled in favor of desegregation. Today, MLB is stepping up…
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DreamBikes Teaches Job Skills and Boosts Bicycling in Urban Neighborhoods

DreamBikes started when John Burke, president of Trek BIcycle Company, suggested the idea and then donated the seed money to open the first…
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Iconic Milwaukee Brewing Company Rolls Out First “All Local” Beer

Lakefront Brewery recently started serving "Wisconsinite," what it describes as the first truly “local” beer in the U.S.

Johnson Controls Touts Environmental Leadership, Green Design in 2011

Johnson Controls, a $40 billion company with 162,000 employees across the globe, builds on its CSR track record with the release of its…
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Milwaukee a Model for Green and Local Businesses

Look past the macroeconomic statistics and Milwaukee has become a hub of entrepreneurship. 3p profiles a few trailblazing green and local businesses.
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Dispatch From Milwaukee: Successful Launch of “Green Builds Business” Entrepreneur Bootcamp

The American dream is being realized in Milwaukee. Local Hispanic business owners are designing and implementing green projects that will accelerate the restoration…

The Green Brewhaha: Sustainability at Lakefront Brewery

Sustainability at Lakefront Brewery: Our brewery donates all our spent mash to Growing Power; they compost it and turn it into organic fertilizer.…
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Rishi Tea’s Long Journey To Fair Trade Sourcing

Rishi Tea, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the first tea companies to embrace fair trade. Its founder, Joshua Kaiser, figured that…
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Vertical Farms Realized: Growing Power Launches 5 Story Expansion

Vertical farms have been theorized about for years in media and by entrepreneurs but until now, nothing big has gotten off the drawing…
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Bonterra Vineyards Partners with Growing Power to Boost Urban Farming

One non-profit that is making a difference for residents through urban farming is Growing Power, a non-profit that has sparked farms in Milwaukee…