Announcing Point Back to the Land's Can't Miss Summer Events

Nestled in central Wisconsin, the Stevens Point community has a plethora of sustainable farms, eateries, art, breweries, businesses, art organizations and outdoor fun opportunities. Come explore the area during a series of weekend trips and tours hosted as part of the Point Back to the Land summer event kickoff. 

The Point Back to the Land event series offers a variety of eight can’t miss weekend trips focused on unique sustainability practices throughout the Stevens Point area from May 20 to July 2. Tour sustainable homes, farms, and businesses; explore the outdoors; attend festivals and farmers markets; take advantage of deals offered by local eateries, craft breweries, and distillery; and rest up at local Travel Green Wisconsin lodging, including B&B’s, camping, hotels, and more.

Suggested weekend itineraries will guide you on your sustainable weekend journey, making sure you don’t miss any of the exciting features Point has to offer. 

•      Container and Straw Bale Gardening

•      Sustainability at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

•      You Can Farm – Lowland Bison Ranch Tour

•      The Energy Fair – Clean Energy and Sustainable Living

•      Homegrown Pizza

Visit to start planning your weekend getaway to this leading sustainable living area in Wisconsin. Point Back to the Land partners with sustainability leaders in the region, Central Rivers Farmshed, the MREA, the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, the Stevens Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Wisconsin Public Radio.


MREA reaches 800 Minnesotans through free solar sessions!

The MREA would like to thank the almost 800 people who came out to one of our 25 Solar Power Hours held throughout the state of Minnesota within the last few months. So far the Power Pack program has yielded over 150 site assessments, and the number of solar installs being reported is growing every day. We would especially like to thank our partners: The Center for Energy and the Environment, The Neighborhood Energy Connection, The Clean Energy Resource Teams, The Great Plains Institute, and The Department of Energy. Also thanks to our installers: All Energy Solar, Solarized, Juhl Energy, Cedar Creek Energy, Solar Connection, and Zenergy.

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