Community Events in 2020:


Every Day is Earth Day Festival

“What Can I Do to Help Our Mother Earth?” 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

We are looking for individual volunteers and participation from eco-friendly organizations to help make this a successful Festival. If interested, please follow this link to fill the form, save and email to David LaLuzerne at herbtv62@gmail.com

◊ Tuesday, April 21st – Eco-film festival at Kress Pavilion. Details to come.

◊ Wednesday, April 22nd: 6pm – Earth Day! 5XP at Bjorklunden. An artistic event inspired by the Earth.  More details to come.

◊ Friday, April 24th: 6pm – Round Table in the Great Hall (Kress Pavilion) .  Join the conversation with the panel, and meet others interested in earth-friendly living.  Socializing at 6pm, event begins at 6:30pm. Reception to follow.

◊ Saturday, April 25th: 10am to 4pm – Open House in the Great Hall (Kress Pavilion) with exhibitors from TBA.  Learn more about the Green organizations, businesses, non-profits, and other resources we have in Door County. Food for Purchase by TBA

The Steering Committee includes representatives from various organizations: Climate Change Coalition Door County, Sustain Door, Door County Thrive, Clean Water Action Council, Door County Environmental Council, Forest Recovery Project, and the Stella Maris On Care for Our Common Home Committee.  The Village of Egg Harbor Green Tier Committee is excited to present the festival at the Kress Pavilion.

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Spring Tree Planting

Climate Change Coalition of Door County


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7th Annual Climate Forum

Climate Change Coalition of Door County

May 9th, 2020


Stone Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, WI

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3 Green Tier Legacy Communities in Door County!!

  1. Egg Harbor became the first Green Tier Community in Door County in 2017! If you would like to share your thoughts regarding Green Tier initiatives in Egg Harbor, please take our survey here.

  2. Ephraim signed on in 2019 Ephraim Green Newsletter – Summer 2019

  3. Gibraltar recently became the 28th Green Tier Legacy Community in the state of Wisconsin.

What is the Green Tier Legacy program? It’s a unique partnership between Wisconsin communities, non-profit organizations, and state agencies focused on advancing sustainable practices. Members work together to share information and work towards sustainable practices. The mission of the Charter is to assist municipalities to move faster and to go further with their sustainability goals.


Encourage your community to sign the Green Tier Resolution:



“Going Green in Egg Harbor” 


Reflecting on 2019

2019 Events!


To grow into a thriving network of thinkers & do-ers who can add to the vitality of our already abundant peninsula. We aim to empower each other by bringing the best of ourselves into collaborations that will serve the greater good.



Dandelion Dinner Love!

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…especially David Laluzerne (herbalist, planning & head chef), The Dandelion Culture (decor, inspiration & planning), The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion for hosting, our wonderful attendees and all of the foragers and volunteers who helped to make this a great success!!!
Read more about the event in an article HERE.

Dandelion Dinner

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Fundraiser hosted by Door County Thrive.

Door County Thrive, in partnership with local herbalist David Laluzerne and The Dandelion Culture are holding a Dandelion Dinner June 13, 5-8 pm at The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The hors d’oeuvres and wine, along with dandelion lore, will be served at 5:30pm, with dinner beginning at 6:00pm. The menu includes: dandelion pesto on cracker with smoked fish, dandelion wine, ramp and potato soup, dandelion loaf with bacon, dandelion greens with fresh thyme and cherry balsamic vinegar. We will finish with dandelion blossom cake, roasted dandelion root tea served along with some dandelion wisdoms for a healthy life.

The cost is $40 per person, with reservations required. The dinner will be limited to 30 people. The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion is located at 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209.

There are three ways to make reservations. By There are three ways to make reservations. By Phone: Call Angela at 920-868-5088. In Person or By Mail: Angela Lensch Gallery, 7653 State Highway 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 (Open Daily 10a-5p, Closed Wednesday).

Every Day Is Earth Day Festival

The Earth Week Door County Steering Committee announces the inaugural Every Day Is Earth Day Festival.  Scheduled for April 26-28, this is a three-day celebration of the people, organizations and businesses that respect, preserve and protect our Green earth-care culture in Door County and beyond with a weekend of resource exchange, an environmentally focused open house, speakers, demonstrations, films and activities for kids and adults.

The 2019 festival theme is:

“Making your Life Earth Friendly”

Friday, April 26

6 PM:

Green Door Legacy Round Table – Housing, Living and Thriving GREEB in Door County – think globally, act locally. The Round Table, moderated by Myles Dannhausen Jr. of the Pulse will focus on green building and how to implement green practices in your homestead. Our experts include: Virge Temme, Amber Beard and Mariah Goode.

8 PM:

Festival Reception – Stay after the Round Table for snacks, drinks, music and karaoke in the Great Hall. The reception is graciously sponsored by: Kick Ash, Door Artisan Cheese, Shipwrecked Brewing, Hatch Distilling

Saturday, April 27th

10 AM- 4 PM:

Open House in the Great Hall with exhibitors from: Book Nook Gardens,  Celebrate Water, The Clearing, Climate Change Coalition, Cool Choices, David Kellems, Door County Land Trust, Door County Master Gardeners, Door County North, Door County Thrive, Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEODC), Greens N Grains, Green Tier Legacy, Lake Michigan Wind & Sun, Menominee Rebuilders, NatureWise, Newport Wilderness Society, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Stella Maris Parish, Sustain Door, and Wild Ones.

Food for Purchase by: Waseda Farms and Greens N Grains

The day will be full of Talks in the Living Room, Workshops in the Business Center, Films in the History Room and Hands On Activities in the Makers Space, Suitable for Kids 🙂 

Check the Kress Website for a details! https://kresspavilion.org/ededfest/

Sunday, April 28

6 PM: 5XP – An Artistic Reflection on the Earth

Art will unfold in the late afternoon, come for the sunset and stay for a medley of Green messages of appreciation and inspiration from the artistic worlds from: Prose, Poetry, Photography, Performance Art and Praise to produce an artistic, musical and meditative reflection on the Earth, our common home.

Master of Ceremonies: David Lea

Movie: “The Man Who Planted Trees”

Poetry/prose readers: Lauren Bremer, Ethan Farnham, Cynthia Johnson, Wayne Kudick, June Nirschl, Tom Toerpe, and Karen Wilson

Performance artists/music: Sara Bong – pianist and Beth Chafey-Hon – violinist

Photography: Heather Frykman

The evening will end with refreshments, conversation and a sunset over Green Bay.

Saturday, May 4

Climate Change Coalition of Door County Tree Planting

Mink River Nature Conservancy, Ellison Bay

The Steering Committee includes representatives from various organizations: Climate Change Coalition Door County, Sustain Door, Door County Thrive, Clean Water Action Council, Door County Environmental Council, Forest Recovery Project, and the Stella Maris On Care for Our Common Home Committee.  The Village of Egg Harbor Green Tier Committee is excited to present the festival at the Kress Pavilion.

Community Seed Swap & Potluck 4/24/19



Door County Thrive will hold their second annual Community Seed Swap and Potluck April 24, 6pm at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. A seed swap is a chance for the community to come together to share and trade seeds. This year DC Thrive is very excited to be partnering with the Village of Egg Harbor’s Green Tier Team and the ‘new’ Egg Harbor Seed Library!

This event is open to families, gardeners, farmers and anyone else who wants to network and surround themselves with like-minded people. This event is also a potluck, so please bring a potluck item and don’t forget to bring your own plates, blows and utensils.

Whether you’re just starting your very first garden or are a seasoned gardener/farmer, you will walk away with some new knowledge, contacts and inspiration. If you have plans or knowledge you’d like to share, please bring it. You will have the opportunity to chat with people individually or in groups about types of seeds, growing techniques, seed harvesting, etc.

This is DC Thrive’s biggest event of the year! It is a free event and open to the public. For more information visit doorcountythrive.org. The Kress Pavilion is located at 7845 Church St, Egg Harbor, WI 54209 kresspavilion.org – 920.868.3334 ext. 3.

TREE PLANTING! May 4, 2019


Tree Planting Collaborations Celebrate Earth Day

For more information: Katie Krouse, 920.279.3648

Here’s an item for your next round of Door County Nature Trivia: How many trees have the Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) and partner organizations planted in the county since 2016? The answer is an astonishing 10,000-plus.

For the fourth year in a row, the CCCDC, the Forest Recovery Project (FRP) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will join with area high school students to celebrate Earth Day with tree plantings around the county between April 22 and May 4. TNC will supply the trees for the plantings and will also provide two planting sites. Students from Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay will be at TNC’s Mink River property, and Sevastopol students will plant at Shivering Sands Preserve. Seth Wilson, a science teacher at Sturgeon Bay High School, has offered his acreage as a fourth site, for Southern Door students.

This year’s series of plantings will conclude on May 4 at Mink River beginning at 10 AM. The event is open to the public, and all are welcome. No experience planting trees? Don’t worry. Representatives from TNC, FRP and CCCDC will be on hand to provide some expert advice and assistance.

Please join us with your family! Details about time and place will appear on CCCDC’s website (www.climatechangedoorcounty.org), on posters throughout the county and in news releases.

TNC, FRP and CCCDC began these annual tree plantings in 2016 as one of the most effective ways to help the environment. Trees provide essential habitat, clear pollution from the air, prevent soil erosion, protect groundwater, and reduce energy consumption through windbreaks and shading. They are the lungs of the Earth, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which life depends. It’s this ability to separate and sequester carbon dioxide that makes them such an efficient way to tackle the climate impact of carbon dioxide produced, in large part, by burning fossil fuels.


The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is a non-partisan organization that through education, outreach and civil dialogue increases public understanding of climate change and its many detrimental impacts at home and around the world. Your donation for the Climate Change Coalition to our fiscal agent, Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, is tax-deductible as allowed by law. Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership is a 501(c)(3) organization.

http//climatechangedoorcounty.com • climatechange.doorcounty@gmail.com

Here is the link to a printable flyer: Tree planting 2019 NR 1

SLO Event Photo’s & Info

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The SLO Farmer’s Co-Op CSA Event was a huge success!! We’d like to send out a special thank you to the SLO Farmer’s Co-op, Flying Tractor Farms, Village of Egg Harbor – Green Tier Team for helping to make this great event happen.

If you missed the event, check out their website for more info and to sign up for their CSA program! They have great box options, special orders and one time orders as well: www.slofarmersco-op.com/

For more information reach out at 920-750-8686 or info@slofarmersco-op.com.


Thank you to everyone who came out to our Winter Gratitude Potluck last week!! What a great turnout we had. It was so wonderful to see all of your beautiful faces!! We had so much fun gathering; sharing knowledge and food and warmth. It was a night of giving on so many levels! Over 20 people went home with amazing gift certificates to Thriving business in the area!!


Special Thank You to ALL our donors of the gift certificates – Thank you so much, you are all so generous and Thank You for supporting DC Thrive!! Click on the name of the business to find out more about more about these wonderful THRIVE businesses.

Brilliant Marketing Communication

Carol Hackbardt – Water Filter Bottle

Creators Helper, Dennis “Rocky” King – Native American Energy Healing

Dancin on the Door

The Dandelion Culture

Door County Kayak Tours

Door County Yoga

Get Real Cafe

Greens N Grains Natural Food Store & Café in Door County

Healthy Way Market

Heirloom Cafe & Provisions

Junction Center Yoga Studio in Door County


Mi Casa Door County

Morgan Meadows – Artist Guild Cert & Reiki

Parador – Egg Harbor, WI

Roots Inn & Kitchen

Salon Fibonacci

Waseda Farms

We would also like to THANK the Village of Egg Harbor’s Green Tier partnership for help us bring great programs and potlucks to our Door County community.