What does it mean to live green or sustainably?
To people in Waupaca County, it means many things, from sustainable farming and beekeeping to solar energy.
These ideas of sustainable living are what make up the current exhibit at the Waupaca Area Public Library called “Living Green.”
Today, local farms, businesses and individuals are working to spread the word on the importance of buying locally and living in a sustainable way.
Businesses are using solar and renewable energy, while people are reusing materials and finding ways to make their homes more efficient. Raising chickens, gardening and canning are all ways Waupaca residents are “living green.”
The exhibit features local farms and families, tips for living sustainably at home and in ones backyard and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
Come generate power on an exercise bike and see how to make a light bulb glow or power a cellphone.
The Waupaca Area Public Library will host a program at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19 with author Bob Ramlow.
The program will take place in the lower-level meeting rooms.
Ramlow has been involved in renewable energy for more than 40 years and is a founding member of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.
He has taught workshops and classes throughout the United States and has co-authored the book “Solar Water Heating: A Comprehensive Guide to Solar Water and Space Heating Systems.”
He lives with his family in a zero-energy home near Amherst.
The exhibit is open during library hours and is free to the public.
For more information, contact Tracy Behrendt, exhibit room coordinator, at 715-258-4417.