Project North is about preserving the environment. We want to be on the cutting edge of sustainable festivals.
In support of that, attendees can expect to be immersed in environmentally conscious education and sustainable practices including: complying with a single-use plastic ban, using biodegradable food containers and utensils, properly disposing of food and drink waste to prepare for composting, refilling reusable water bottles, and much more.
2019 Sustainability Efforts
Featuring panel discussions with experts
on water, wildlife, and sustainable living
3:15-4:00pm - Wildlife Panel
What are the threats to wildlife in the Northwoods? How we can support a healthy environment for wildlife? Learn from local wildlife specialists: Randy Johnson (carnivore specialist), Curt Rollman (wildlife biologist)m Jamie Nack (uw-madison extension senior wildlife outreach specialist), and Jennifer Price Tack (wildlife research scientist).
1:15-2:00pm - Piscatorial Puzzle – What’s up with Walleye?
2:45-3:30pm - A Conversation: Crafting Regional Fiber Systems
When you look at the textiles in your home, do you know who made them or where they came from? In this conversation steward (shepherds, dyers and fiber artists) members of Three Rivers Fibershed will demystify what is going on in our contemporary textile systems and discuss what an alternative system could look like. They will talk about creating circular textile systems that work with the seasons and land in order to hold more connection and life with every textile we make. From planting community dye gardens to working with local farmers to mending our own clothes rather than buying new - join us to discuss how the future of textiles is in our hands!
5:45-6:15pm - Land Protection Panel
The Demo Tent will run throughout the weekend offering organizations and community members an opportunity to share their knowledge of environmental and sustainable practices with participants.
Featured Demonstrations are:
3:40-4:00pm - Seed Saving with Mike Haasl
4:10-4:30pm - Home Composting for Today with Deb Shaw
11:30-11:50am - Better gas mileage saves money and improves the planet with Drive Smart Wisconsin
12:00-12:20pm - How to cut down a tree with Mike Haasl
12:30-12:50pm - Creation Care and Faith with Myles Alexander, Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ
1:00-1:20pm - Better gas mileage saves money and improves the planet with Drive Smart Wisconsin
1:30-1:50pm - Why compost is important in our landscapes with Deb Shaw
2:00-2:20pm - Better gas mileage saves money and improves the planet with Drive Smart Wisconsin
2:30-2:50pm - Environmentalist Protest (Rob Ganson) and Nature Appreciation Poetry - read by Lisa Johnson and Judy Galati
3:30-3:50pm - Natural Lawn Care by Merlin Van Buren
Eco Booths are filled with sustainable businesses, organizations, and community members.
Featured 2022 Eco Booths include:
Northwoods Homesteading Club
GFWC Rhinelander Woman's Club
The Wisconsin Department of Tourism proudly recognizes Project North through the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation and environmental legacy, this program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. Throughout the festival, Project North will be promoting and using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.