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Wisconsin: A Story of Restoration and Renewal

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on Monday, May 11, 2009 in WLA Blog Archive
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Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, WAPL's Thursday luncheon speakers, were delightful, and shared a lot of great information.They have launched their own business, Inn Serendipity, a bed and breakfast outside of Monroe, WI. It is completely powered by wind and sun, and breakfasts feature foods mostly from the farm's gardens, or other local "fair trade, sustainable and/or organic items."They also write books, such asECOpreneuring: Putting Purpose and the Planet Before ProfitsRural Renaissance: Renewing the Quest for the Good LifeEdible Earth: Savoring the Good Life with Vegetarian Recipes from Inn SerendipityRenewing the Countryside: WisconsinTo Be a Kid, To Be an Artist, and 4 other children's "photobooks"And that's not all they do in their passion and quest "to leave this planet a better place." They spoke to us about many things, but much focused on the ECOpreneurism movement, one of supporting the start of new (read "small") businesses that not only make money,...