Green Tier Legacy Communty: Egg Harbor, WI

Egg Harbor is making strides toward sustainability by becoming the first village to adopt the Green Tier Legacy Community Charter.

The GreenTier Legacy Communities Charter is a unique partnership between Wisconsin communities, non-profit organizations, and state agencies. We work together to assist communities in developing and implementing sustainability measures. Under the Charter, municipalities take actions and share information to achieve superior environmental stewardship by focusing on water resources management and/or sustainability practices. By collaborating, communities are able to move further, faster, toward reaching their sustainability goals.

Read more about Green Tier Legacy Communities here: GTLC

You can also watch this VIDEO to find out more.


Thrive Potluck Thursday Jan. 25th @ 6pm

Hello Thrive Friends!

We are really excited to get everyone together – it’s been awhile!! If you are coming to this meeting, please bring a dish to pass as this is a potluck!!

Things we plan to cover at the meeting…

*Thrive’s Mission Statement and 3 Pillars
*Update on what’s been happening in the past year
*Thrive stats based on survey’s you filled out last year
*Moving forward towards community action
*Call for Volunteers! If you want to get more involved with Thrive.

If you attend this event you can expect to meet some like-minded people, have great conversions, and eat ah-mazing food! Please share with your friends!

We hope you can make it as we are really starting to build momentum within Thrive! We are excited to really help Door County THRIVE in 2018. Please come to the:

Village of Egg Harbor’s

Bertschinger Community Center at

7860 State Highway 42, Egg Harbor

Thursday, January 25th at 6pm.



Insights from LNRP’s Executive Director

A few moments with Jim Kettler

Here is a great look at Lakeshore Natural Resources Partnerships (LNRP), an incredible organization in our region doing many things that parallel many of Thrive’s vision.

“Our work is very much defined by our mission, which you can see right at the top of our webpage: “Cultivating community and stewardship from the ledge to the lakeshore.” We look at enhancing the quality of life in the places where we work, live, and play. Our role is helping people realize that taking ownership over the stewardship of their backyards is critical to not only them, but their children, and their children’s children.”

-Jim Kettler, Executive Director LNRP

Check out this LINK for the entire interview.

2018 Winter Farmers Markets

Stay tuned for the updated 2018 list of growers and farmers markets!


September Events 2017

Grosbeaks Galore!

When:  Saturday, September 99:00-5:00 (check in at 8:15)

Where:  The Ridges Sanctuary,  Baileys Harbor

Learn how to make a small investment that will pay off BIG for migratory birds!

$10 member *FEE $13 non-member

Keynote Speaker Bill Volkert, Naturalist and Wildlife Educator A world traveler and birder, Bill worked at WDNR Horicon Marsh for 27 years. He appears frequently on WI Public Radio to share his knowledge of birds.

TO REGISTER: Visit  or email or call 920.839.2802 x 110

 What do birds need for food, shelter, roosting? Tips for rural property or city backyard  Native trees—how to plant and care for them  How to eliminate hazards to birds on your property  Why is Lake Michigan important for migration?  Migratory birds in fall, winter, spring — where do they go and what do they need?  And much, much more!

*Fee includes: – coffee, tea & snacks – excellent speakers – indoor program – field trips – door prizes Lunch on your own

Door County Tree Planting!

WhenSeptember 8-10

The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) is partnering with Door County businesses, four Door and Kewaunee County Rotary clubs and the Northern Door Children’s Center in a three-day tree-planting project.

CCCDC, with the generous support of two donors and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, will provide 500 evergreen trees – white and red pine, white spruce and arborvitae or cedar for the project.

Please email Katie or call 920.279.3648

Earth Care: A Moral Imperative

When:  Saturday, September 169:00-3:00 pm

Where:  Calvary United Methodist Church, 4650 County E, Egg Harbor

(just east of Highway 42)

A $15 per person charge will cover lunch and snacks

Space is limited, and advance registration is required: Visit CCCDC for info.

Door County Sustainability Fair

When:  Saturday, September 2310:00-4:00 pm

Where:  Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay

Exhibitors and vendors will mob the grounds at Crossroads demonstrating the many ways we can live more gently upon the planet and create a resilient and progressive community.

For more info visit the Facebook Page HERE.

Saturday, Sept. 23rd: 10A-4P


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Door County Sustainability Fair

2017 Sustainability Fair Workshops

10:15AM Jason Fuller & Lori Jorgensen Carbon Cycle Consulting Lecture Hall
11:00AM Coleen Bins Corn Husk Dolls Lower Level Learning Center
NOON Elizabeth Moriarty Natural Fermentation & Wild Brew Soda Lab
1:00PM Crossroads Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Front Garden
2:00PM Coleen Bins Corn Husk Dolls Lower Level Learning Center
3:00PM Elizabeth Moriarty Natural Fermentation & Wild Brew Soda Lab


ALL DAY John Hippensteel SOLAR Demonstration Parking Lot
ALL DAY Wild Ones What is a native plant? Front Garden
ALL DAY Steven Umentum Enviroscape Demo Lobby of Main Building
ALL DAY Climate Change Coalition 1.  The Onion Earth

2.  Air Quality

3.  Palm Oil

4.  Be the Change

Lobby of Main Building
3:00 Climate Change Coalition Movie: A Time to Choose Lower Level Learning Center

Click HERE for the detailed Workshop Schedule