sustainable living http://wxpr.org en Youth Summit Focuses on Sustainability http://wxpr.org/post/youth-summit-focuses-sustainability <div><p>In spite of the snow, students from across the state gathered at UW Stevens Point’s Treehaven on Wednesday. &nbsp;The&nbsp;Youth Summit featured environmental project presentations and activities.&nbsp;</p></div><p>High school and middle schoolers gave presentations on topics ranging from threats to coral reefs to recycling and how to raise crickets.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>One student presented on how to make biodiesel as an alternative fuel.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“First you mix the heat, with the lye – 5 grams of lye, you need to use powdered lye instead of liquid lye…”</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:41:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 17045 at http://wxpr.org Energy Fair To Draw Thousands http://wxpr.org/post/energy-fair-draw-thousands <p>One of the region’s largest gatherings around renewable energy is coming to Wisconsin this weekend, just outside Stevens Point.&nbsp; It’s the Midwest Renewable Energy Fair. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ellie Jackson, events coordinator at the MREA, says she expects up to 20,000 people to descend on the small town of Custer.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:38:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3961 at http://wxpr.org Energy Fair To Draw Thousands