Sustainability Fair

They have just formed, and are looking for people from the Northwoods interested in homesteading.

Mike Hassl of the Rhinelander area says he came up with the idea for the Northwoods Homesteading Club a few months ago and is president.

He says he first reached out to gauge interest at the Sustainability Fair held at Nicolet College....

"....I met an amazing number of people who had wonderful discussions about all kinds of homesteading topics and got 37 email addresses, so that started our mailing list and it began right there...."

The 7th annual Sustainability Fair is being held on Earth Day, this Saturday , at Nicolet College Lakeside Center in Rhinelander. The Fair is from noon to 7:30 p.m.


Lets hear from Ann Eshelman from Rhinelander, one of the organizers of the Sustainability Fair, to be held this Friday at the Newbold town hall.

The Fair is held each Earth Day to highlight how people in the Northwoods come together to support a sustainable environment and economy....

Ann Eshelman says the event will also feature many young people from area schools. The website for more information is here.

Jim W.

Wednesday is the 45th annual Earth Day and the same day is the 6th annual Sustainability Fair.

This year the Fair has a new location but organizers say it still focuses on celebrating  services and practices that are good for the Earth.

Spokesperson Marc DeBrock says the effort began as a way to show how all of us can do things that's better long term...

'...just have a place where people can engage in discussion on a local level here. What you can do in your lives to be more sustainable...."

Sustainability Fair to Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 15, 2014
Joshua Mayer /

Earth Day is April 22nd, and organizers are gearing up for the fourth annual Sustainability Fair in Rhinelander.

Co-chair Ann Eshelman says it’s going to be the biggest one yet, with about 30 exhibitors ranging from green contractors to local farms.  

“It’s a wide variety of exhibitors.  We have people in the construction business, we have people in the gardening business, we have people in the retail business.  And we also have a lot of organizations that are conveying information about their sustainability mission.”