in chronological order
Doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy shopping and one-on-one demonstrations at exhibit booths throughout the day.
All Day: Sustain Dane Booth 144
smART = Sustainability + Madison + ART
Help create the prototype smART community mural, designed to engage Madison neighborhoods in envisioning a sustainable, just and healthy future. In unveiling this major community art initiative at Isthmus Green Day, Sustain Dane needs your hearts and hands to make it a reality. Sustain Dane thinks smART has the potential to bring together people in ways that strengthen the social fabric right where we all live.
All Day: Lakeside Commons
Habitat ReStore Salvaged Art Show
Browse a selection of art made from repurposed materials, just a taste of what is on view at the 2014 Habitat ReStore Salvaged Art Show, now through June 1 at the Artisan Gallery in Paoli. This show not only keeps materials out of the landfill, it also raises funds to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Dane County.
All Day: Lakeside Commons
Giant Jenga with The Mix 105.1
You know you want to try your hand at a lifesize version of the beloved table-top game. Do it!
10:30 a.m.: MGE/Edgewood College Stage
New Green Challenge / El Desafio de Vivir Verde
with MGE's Annette Miller and Mario Garcia Sierra
MGE's The New Green Challenge / El Desafio de Vivir Verde engages communities of color with environmentally friendly living. Participating households adopt a six-month sustainability program to save energy, save water, compost, recycle, and enjoy healthy, local foods. This presentation will share insights and results.
10:30 a.m.: Green Living Stage
Harness the Power of the Sun
with Full Spectrum Solar's Burke O'Neal
Solar power is hot in Wisconsin. Master electrician Burke O'Neal, director of Full Spectrum Solar, presents a talk on the latest technology to harness the sun's energy, what sites work for a reliable solar installation, and cost-benefit aspects of embracing solar energy for your home or business.
10:45 a.m.: Healthy lifestyle stage
Vegetable Triage with FairShares CSA Coalition
with FairShare Executive Director Chris Brockel
Once you sign up for a Community Supported Agricultre share, you may be pleasantly overwhelmed with the variety of vegetables, some you may not even know exist! Or maybe the bounty at your local farmer's market was just too good to resist. FairShare CSA Coalition Chris Brockel will help you avoid veggie guilt by sharing simple ways to organize your produce to get the most value out of your CSA membership, including what to do with each vegetable, which ones to eat first, and which ones really have a longer storage life. Don't waste a single leafy green!
11:00 a.m.: MGE/Edgewood College Stage
Access to Life: Sustainability as a Living Principle
Discussion with Shalini Kantayya
Eco-activist and filmmaker Shalini Kantayya discusses how she can live sustainably even as she continues to travel the globe, filming life experiences and learning about the world's limited resources through the lens of her camera.
11:15 a.m.: Green Living Stage
Homeowner's Holy Grail: Comfort and Lower Utility Costs
with TDS Home Performance's Steve Pipson
Understanding how a house operates is the first step to a more comfortable, safe and energy-efficient home. Building Performance Institute analyst Steve Pipson helps you discover opportunities for home improvement, and shares insights on home projects that can pay big dividends.
11:45 a.m.: Healthy lifestyle stage
The Power and Beauty in Natural Burial
with Kevin W. Corrado,
Natural Path Sanctuary
Learn more about natural burials with Kevin Corrado, LCSW, LCS, the coordinator at Natural Path Sanctuary, Dane County's first naural green cemetery. Corrado takes what can be a gloomy topic and turns it into a lively conversation about the healing power, simplicity and beauty of natural burials.
12:00 p.m.: Isthmus Green Day Main Stage
Shalini Kantayya: Keynote
Shalini Kantayya is a Brooklyn, NY-based eco-activist and filmmaker. Her prophetic film, A Drop of Life, explored an apocolyptic fight for water rights. Her next film, Chasing the Sun, examines the clean energy economy in the U.S.
12:15 p.m.: MGE/Edgewood College Stage
Investing from the Heart
with David McClellan, Calvert Investment
David McClellan discusses values-oriented investing, and how working with financial advisors who share your ideals for using money to achieve personal and global goals can be a rewarding experience.
12:30 p.m.: Green Living Stage
Saving the Monarchs and Gardening for Pollinators
with Frank Hassler, Good Oak Ecological Services
Once abundant, the iconic monarch butterflies are now on a precipitous decline. Frank Hassler of Good Oak Ecological Services will talk about the complex environmental issues behind the loss of butterflies, bees and many other pollinators, and what we can do in our own backyards to help prevent further extinction.
1:00 p.m.: Healthy lifestyle stage
with Karen Parker, Body-Works Therapeutics
Join in and learn -- or just watch! -- as as Karen Parker of Body-Works Therapeutics demonstrates a yoga routine, and describes what parts of the body are being strengthened, opened and toned with each pose.
1:00 p.m.: Isthmus Green Day Children's area
Victor Castro: Are You Sure It's Trash?
Build Sustainable Sculptures from the Stuff You Might Otherwise Throw Away
Victor Castro, aka TetraPAKMAN, is the artist-in-residence at Madison Public Library's Bubbler makerspace. Join him at this special event to create sculptures right on the spot. Children of all ages are invited to bring clean and dry materials, such as mushrooms trays, plastic dairy tubs and other plastic containers, plastic caps, snack bags, Tetra Paks and more, and find the inspiration to turn these mundane devils into sustainable art.
1:30 p.m.: MGE/Edgewood College Stage
Latinos and the Environment: Securing Healthy and Sustainable Cities
with Armando Ibarra, Paula Tran Inzeo and Mario Garcia Sierra
Join a discussion about how the Latino community plays a vital role in building healthy and sustainable communities, and what the implications of this activism are in local and national politics and economics.
1:30 p.m.: Green Living Stage
The Clean Clear Waters Challenge!
with John Imes, Wisconsin Environmental Initiative
You can play an important role improving water quality in the Great Lake region by implementing best practices in landscaping and lawn care. Unnecessary run-off causes soil erosion and often contains contaminants such as motor oil and grease, pesticides, fertilizers and deicing salt, all of which can be harmful to waterways. Learn about the construction of the first certified Clean Clear Waters home, which captures 100% of rooftop run-off with rainwater recovery and native landscaping features, and showcases advanced erosion control and stormwater management.
2:00 p.m.: Isthmus Green Day Main Stage
Naomi Davis: Keynote
Naomi Davis is a celebrated environmentalist, activist and urban theorist, based in Chicago. Davis is also the founder of Blacks in Green (blacksingreen.org), a leading advocacy group for green economic development in communities of color. BIG's inspirational vision is nothing less than self-sustaining black communities everywhere, and world peace through home economics.
2:00 p.m.: Healthy lifestyle stage
Worms Can Eat Your Garbage!
Build Your Own Worm Compost Bin with Jessi Claringbole, Madison Environmental Group / EnAct
Composting keeps waste out of landfills and is a great way to teach kids about natural habitats and life cycles. In this hands-on demonstration, Madison Environmental Group / EnAct provides all the materials you need and guides you through building your own fully functional worm composting bin.
2:30 p.m.: Green Living Stage
Sustainable Landscaping: Beauty Today, Green Tomorrow
with John J. Gishnock III, Formecology
Join John J. Gishnock, landscape architect and ecological designer with Formecology, LLC, to learn how you can create a personal outdoor environment tailored to your individual aesthetic style that is also environmentally beneficial. Gishnock explores a variety of design, installation and care techniques that highlight the countless advantages of green oriented landscaping.
3:00 p.m.: Isthmus Green Day Main Stage
Community Conversation: Sustainability as a Tool for Equity
with Kathryne Auerback, Jim Lorman, Annette Miller, Naomi Davis and Torry Winn
Join in a moderated discussion to explore how sustainability initiatives can help advance inclusion and equity in our communities. After a short introduction by Kathryne Auerback and Jim Lorman (Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership Program) and brief comments by panelists (Annette Miller, Naomi Davis, and Torry Winn), the audience will be invited to join the conversation.
3:30 p.m.: Green Living Stage
Bury Me, Naturally!
with Jonas A. Zahn, Northwoods Casket Company
Jonas Zahn, president of Northwoods Casket Co., discusses the myriad environmental impacts of contemporary funerals -- cemeteries, caskets, embalming, cremation, burial vaults, and more -- and invites you to consider different options when planning for end-of-life memorials. Learn about compromises and trade-offs, as Zahn shares different perspectives on biodegradability, local sourcing, toxicity and carbon lifecycle assessment.
5:00 p.m.: That's it! Thank you for coming!
Chad Hopper, Isthmus Sales Manager
AAC Life Principles
7836 Mineral Point Rd.
Defines the five factors for healthy living with a team of wellness experts, with the goal of changing your life in eight weeks.
Advanced Purification Technologies
PO Box 103
Provides products that help support earth-friendly lifestyles by reducing waste and saving energy.
AHT Wisconsin Windows
71 S. Main St.
Provides custom windows, patio doors, and entry doors.
Alliance for Animals and the Environment
PO Box 1632
Protects animal rights and the environment.
204 S. Century Ave.
Natural health center committed to delivering the highest quality healthcare to families in the Madison area.
Arc of Life Chiropractic
648 S. Gammon Rd.
Specializes in chiropractic neurology and functional medicine.
Blue River Chiropractic
346 Junction Rd.
Enables all people -- from newborn infants to seniors, wellness fanatics to ordinary folks -- to experience active and pain-free lives.
1 S. Pinckney St.
Specializes in working with women and families interested in socially responsible investing.
1704 Roberts Ct.
Small, nature-centered, rustic residential camp near Richland Center, for children 7-15 years. Offers archery woodworking, swimming, hiking, creek-walks, gardening, animal care and more, to learn new skills, and boost confidence and independence.
3029 University Ave.
Features fine furniture, jewelry, leather handbags, toys, dinnerware, candles, table linens and other household goods, including many eco-friendly items.
6320 Monona Dr.
Provides interior and exterior painting services in residential and commercial locations.
Champion Windows and Sun Rooms of Madison
5321 Voges Rd.
Builds and installs quality windows, roofing, siding, sun-rooms and entry doors. More than 60 years of experience.
Clean Lakes Alliance
8020 Excelsior Dr.
Devoted to improving the water quality of the lakes, streams, and wetlands in the Yahara River watershed.
634 West Main St.
608.251.7020 ext 23
Seeks to protect and preserve Wisconsin's air and water by being the leading voice for environmental protection.
3601 Memorial Dr.
Connects people to nature and local food through hands-on education, teaching gardening, urban farming, healthful eating, and care of natural areas at Troy Gardens.
The Conscious Carnivore
3236 University Ave.
Advocates respect for every animal on four feet or two. Features locally sourced meat that is healthfully raised and humanely treated.
Dane Buy Local
6300 Enterprise Lane
Locally owned and independent businesses who join with community groups and citizens to preserve a healthy and resilient economy in the Madison region.
Divine Body and Style Organic Salon & Spa
5440 Willow Rd.
Provides salon and spa services using natural, organic and eco-friendly professional products. BOOTH 317
Dogless Dog Hair
400 Stone Terrace,
Uses recycled dog hair to protect gardens from pests.
3036 Seneca Rd.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Creates artisan stained glass windows, fused glass, frit paintings, glass dishes and more. Every piece is unique.
East-West Healing Arts Institute
6425 Normandy Lane
Holistic healthcare services and comprehensive training for massage therapy certificates.
3430 Quam Dr.
Original up-cycled fashion design.
Edgewood College Sustainability Leadership
1255 Deming Way
A program designed for those interested in gaining the knowledge, skills and resources to become change agents for sustainability at local and global levels.
1914 Monroe St.
Provides support, education, and resources about sustainability to help people build community and live a greener life.
EV Powers Hybrid Battery Service and Repair
612 John Adams St.
Sauk City, WI
The Madison area's first independent shop focused solely on hybrid cars and batteries. More than 10 years of experience.
Fair Share CSA Coalition
303 S. Paterson St.
Suite 1B, Madison
Community-supported agriculture group supports and connects farmers and eaters with resources, tools, ideas and inspiration to eat fresh, seasonal food from local family farms.
Focus on Energy
1 S. Pinckney St.
Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program.
210 Cemetery Rd.
Environmentally beneficial and regionally inspired landscaping, with full-service design, installation and care, in both residential and commercial settings. BOOTH 121
Full Spectrum Solar
1240 E. Washington Ave.
Designs and installs solar energy systems for homeowners and businesses throughout Madison and southern Wisconsin.
The Garden Party Wisconsin
W5688 Tamarack Trail
Natural soybean aromatherapy candles.
Getting There Village
1370 Westminster St.
St Paul, MN
Promotes green living, offers DIY projects including seed germination, raises chickens and encourages volunteers. Accepts donations for projects that coincide with your own goals of "Getting There."
Good Oak Ecological Services
205 Walter St.
Seeks to improve the natural environment for the benefit of people and the community.
1302 Mendota St.
Seeks to build better communities by providing employment, housing and support to people with disabilities and other challenges. Earns revenue to carry out its mission in an environmentally stable manner.
Greenhouse Painting Company
13 Kurt Dr.
Offers a socially responsible alternative for painting your home that respects family, environment and community.
208 Cottage Grove Rd.
Supports Habitat for Humanity of Dane County's home building program, keeps valuable materials out of landfills, and provides a local source of low-cost building materials.
Home Savings Bank
2 S. Carroll St.
Offers free checking and innovative green banking options, with a commitment to sustainability since 1895.
101 King St.
Free weekly devoted to local news, issues, arts, food & drink, and other features, along with its website, TheDailyPage.com, and mobile site, m.Isthmus.com. Publishes Isthmus Dining and Isthmus Annual Manual. Produces community events including Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest, Isthmus Green Day, Isthmus a la Carts, and Isthmus Paddle & Portage.
LeafFilter Gutter Protection
1595 Georgetown Rd.
Suite G, Hudson, OH 44236
Produces gutter filters to keep leaves, shingle grit and other debris from collecting in your rain barrels; ideal for rain water harvesting.
Mad City Windows
5020 Voges Rd.
Home improvement services.
Mad Urban Bees
2010 Vahlen St.
Offers raw, small-batch honey -- never blended or heat-treated -- from beehives hosted in backyards and on rooftops throughout the Madison area.
Shorewood Hills, WI
Bike-sharing system designed for short trips features a convenient, economical way to commute, with 35 stations and 350 bikes throughout Madison.
Madison School & Community Recreation
3802 Regent St.
MSCR provides a wide range of public recreation programs for Madison residents of all ages, year round, as part of the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Madison Traffic Garden
Dedicated to building resilient communities that incorporate agriculture, economic development and cultural activities, as well as bicycle safety education.
P.O. Box 1231
Offers information about solar power, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicle charging stations, and Green Power Tomorrow, a program to offset 100% of your carbon dioxide emissions from electricity use.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
7558 Beer Rd.
Promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.
Midwest Solar Power
405 Bordner Dr.
Designs and installs solar electric systems in homes and businesses.
The Mix 105.1
7601 Ganser Way
Supports the community with an environmental outreach program that offers several projects a month. You can participate and make a difference.
Moogi the Maker
1820 E. Beverly Rd.
Moogi makes fun things, including eco-conscious terrariums, always with humor in mind.
Natural Awakenings Madison
PO Box 3394,
Free monthly magazine with articles and information on events, products and services relevant to the local wellness and green-living community.
Natural Path Sanctuary
2299 Spring Rose Rd.
Dane County's first natural/green cemetery is at the Farley Center, outside of Verona. Natural Path creates a family-focused burial experience enhancing meaningful memories to support a sustainable legacy.
330 Femrite Dr.
Founded by the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Nature Net is a group of not-for-profit centers, offering experiential, place-based environmental education to the schoolchildren, teachers, and families of Southern Wisconsin.
314 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Promotes living a healthy lifestyle with information on nutrition, fitness, personal growth, wellness, relaxation, and organic and green living via a monthly magazine and website.
Northwoods Casket Company
1214 North Center St.
Beaver Dam, WI
Builds sustainable and affordable wood caskets with Wisconsin grown lumber, planting 100 trees locally for every casket made.
1008 S. Fourth St.
The Norwex microfiber cleaning system seeks to improve the quality of life by reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.
Oil of the Olive
2701 Monroe St.
Offers an expansive variety of olive oils from artisan producers worldwide, as well as authentic balsamic vinegars, gourmet food products, seasonings and spices, and culinary accessories, all aimed at encouraging the healthy side of Mediterranean cooking.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave.
Sixteen acres of outdoor gardens featuring stunning landscapes and Midwest-hardy plants, free and open daily.
4501 Helgensen Dr.
Promotes earth-friendly, water-wise and organic gardening practices to grow healthy food for the mind, body, and soul.
PO Box 32
Cross Plains, WI
Purveyors of premium beauty products featuring hand-crafted formulas with no synthetic chemicals, all manufactured, filled and shipped from Cross Plains.
Renew It Acrylic Bath Systems
3145 County Road HB
Madison's bath-liner specialist installs tub and wall liners, showers, walk-through tub inserts, as well as completing whole bath remodels.
W4192 Bristol Rd.
Makes natural and organic milk, butter and ice cream.
Scott Savage Consulting
583 D'Onofrio Dr.
Provides executive coaching, team and leadership development as well as organizational facilitation.
2622 Park Place
Offers green cleaning and skin care, organic supplements, and weight-management products.
Sierra Club: Four Lakes Group
4700 Allis Ave.
The local branch of the Sierra Club -- America's oldest grassroots environmental organization -- representing over 4,500 members in Southwest Wisconsin.
5901 Odana Rd.
Offers the Midwest's largest selection of hybrid vehicles, including Toyota Prius, Camry, Highlander and Avalon.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
513 W. Verona Ave.
Serves neighbors in need through donated goods sold at six local thrift stores. Now, “eCycle with St. Vinny's,” aims at responsibly recycling electronic waste.
222 S Hamilton St. #12
Connects world trends with local interests to create innovative new programs and projects that enable a more comprehensive approach to sustainability.
TDS Home Performance
1431 Northern Ct.
More than just an energy audit, TDS Home Performance evaluations are aimed at maximizing system performance so your home will be more comfortable and energy efficient.
1 South Blackhawk Ave. Madison
Dedicated to achieving a reduction in atmospheric CO2 below 350 parts per million by working locally in concert with a powerful global movement.
Triple M 105.5
7601 Ganser Way
Supports the community with the Triple M Green Team, an environmental outreach program that offers several projects each month, You can participate and make a difference.
Wisconsin Environmental Initiative (WEI)
16 N. Carroll St.
Works to improve the quality of life in Wisconsin through initiatives that promote responsible business practices, sound environmental policies, green building, and water stewardship.
Whimsy J Designs
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Creates clothing, three-dimensional pieces, collages, and many other kinds of happy, playful art.
1627 Fritz Rd.
Creates recipes and infused grapeseed oils, herb blends, and sauces for simple, healthy cooking without preservatives, food dyes, MSG, high-fructose corn syrup, or GMOs. Low in sodium and sugar, and peanut free. BOOTH 551
Wisconsin Development News
P.O. Box 930234
A single source for economic development news for Greater Madison, Milwaukee and beyond.
415 E Church St.
Craft brews soda with real ingredients, sweetened with local honey and brewed with herbs, spices, fresh citrus and local fruit juice.
1877 West Main St.
Sun Prairie, WI
The newest member of the Zimbrick Family is Chevrolet, featuring the eco-friendly, all-electric Volt. Visit Zimbrick for great deals and reliable service.
5330 High Crossing Blvd.
Zimbrick Nissan is the highest ranked local Nissan dealer in customer satisfaction. This is the place to check out the 2013 and 2014 electric Nissan Leaf.
Zimbrick's smart center Madison
2300 Rimrock Rd.
Eco-friendly smart cars offer a greener way to drive in style, with all-electric drive. Zimbrick's smart center is Madison's authorized dealer for smart cars and reliable service.
Courtney Lovas, Isthmus Events Coordinator
Phone: 608-251-5627 x 122
Isthmus Green Day celebrates sustainability and healthy living by bringing speakers, businesses and organizations to this all-day expo, where they connect with an active and interested audience of all ages.
Now in its seventh year, Isthmus Green Day attracts thousands of visitors who engage with more than 100 exhibitors to learn about ways to be greener at home, at the office, on the road, and in life.
Presentations and breakout sessions feature alternative energy, food and nutrition, green investing, green building and home improvements, healthcare, and more.
Isthmus Green Day is sponsored by MGE, Clean Lakes Alliance, The Century House, Calvert Investments, Edgewood College, Mad City Windows...
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center is on John Nolen Drive on the shore of Lake Monona in downtown Madison, two blocks from the Capitol Square.
Monona Terrace ramp is accessible via East Wilson Street and the eastbound lanes of John Nolen Drive.
Madison Metro has regular stops nearby. Visit Madison Metro Transit website for apps and information.
The Capital City bike path runs along Lake Monona along John Nolen Drive directly to Monona Terrace
For event information, press materials or media inquiries, or any other questions, please contact:
Janell Palmer, Isthmus Marketing & Events Manager
Phone: 608-251-5627 x 152
Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.
101 King Street
Madison WI 53703