Relocate to Wisconsin : Happy 40th Birthday Earth Day !

Happy 40th Birthday Earth Day !

 We have many things to be proud of in Wisconsin....and one them is celebrated today. The late Senator Gaylord Nelson was the founder of earth day  and began the tradition of Earth Day 40 years ago today ...before it was popular to be green !

   Senator Nelson was a beloved public servant serving the state of Wisconsin as a state senator and governor before serving 18 years in the US Senate.  You could find him every year at the state fair shaking handsGaylord Nelson and listening intently to his constituents as he greeted them outside the floral exhibit building.

     Earth Day and Senator Nelson gave a voice to the barely whispered 40 years ago....and now we can never do enough to preserve, protect and enhance our natural surroundings.  Upcycle, recycle...words that were are foreigh language at the inception of Earth Day.

     There are many activities all weekend throughout southeastern Wisconsin...the Milwaukee Journal highlights these for your enjoyment and education:

Friday, April 22

Earth Day Full Moon Night Hike: See the earth in the light of the moon. Pre-register. Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. Bristol. 8-9 p.m. $5. (262) 857-8008,

Upcycle: Repurpose old magazines into beautiful centerpieces. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Free with regular admission. (414) 390-5437,

Earth Day Celebration: Join the Rock the Green and the city of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability for the third annual Earth Day Celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The City Center, 735 N. Water St., Milwaukee. The event will provide opportunities to learn about the city's sustainability plans, Rock the Green and other organizations.

Saturday, April 23

Earthday Workday: Spend the morning working with naturalists to improve the shoreline and wetlands at Schlitz Audubon. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (414) 352-2880,

Earth Day Service Fest: Bring the family and participate in activities that promote the health of our community and planet. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. FREE. Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 Hwy Y, Saukville. Pre-register. (262) 375-2715.

Earth Week Finale: Participate in several free events, including bird watching, planetarium shows, activities, games, papermaking and more. Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha. 5 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. (262) 970-6680,

eRecycling Drive: IndependenceFirst will host an e-cycle drive in the Pettit National Ice Center parking lot. Bring your computers, appliances, cellphones, TVs and other electrical equipment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 500 S. 84th St.,

Hank Aaron State Trail: Help clean up the trail by collecting and removing trash and debris. Sign-in locations are at Miller Park near Klement's Sausage House and at Stormwater Park across from Palermos Pizza. Contact Melissa Cook at or (414) 263-8559.

Earth Day of Service: The three branches of the Urban Ecology Center are hosting various activities and events, including hikes and community lunches. Each is free. (414) 344-5460,

Milwaukee Riverkeepers at Havenwoods: Be a part of the 20th annual clean up of Lincoln Creek. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee. (414) 527-0232,

Sunday, April 24

West Allis Earth Day Event: This free, family-friendly event features a Re-Creation Station Kid's area, with sidewalk chalks, bubbles, face painting and a balloon artist. Get your bike tuned-up, learn about rain barrels and more. West Allis City Hall Art Gallery, 7525 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.


 Earth Day needs to be every day....become more conscious of ways you can participate and incorporate into your lifestyle.  Think about the appliances you purchase...the garden you grow...the things you upcycle and recycle...Celebrate with a grateful green attitude.

       Amen and Women.


Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 11 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • April 22 2016 01:53AM


Sally: This is a good list of Earth Day activities in your area. We all should get out and do something to help this weekend.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally. He had a vision and his vision is challenged all the time in this world, as we do a lot to damage our earth.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) almost 2 years ago

So much happening in Wisconsin to honor Earth Day.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally. So much more that can be done! Then again, we are only 40 years in! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker (Wayne M Martin) almost 2 years ago

Good morning Sally. Thank you for sharing the information. Have a good day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally and David.  I hope we all start paying attention to our Earth and start taking better care of it.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 2 years ago

This is a very nice list of activities to share with area residents.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend!

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 2 years ago

That's interesting. We all know about earth day now. Senator Nelson was way ahead of his time.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David when I saw 40th birthday in the title I though I was going to get to wish one of you a happy birthday

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sally.  Without China, India, the old USSR, etc. doing the right thing by Earth it is an exercise in futility.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 2 years ago

Sally and David

There is a full schedule of Earth Day events in Wisconsin.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 2 years ago