Tag Archives: Co-Op

Art for the Community and a Community for Artists

Downtown Stevens Point is home to a unique art gallery called Q Artists Cooperative. Typical art galleries invite artists to display their work there, and the gallery then receives a percentage of any sales the artist makes. In a cooperative, every artist is part owner. This cooperative business style allows Q Gallery to carry out its mission statement: to create ... Read More »

Sustainable Living in Stevens Point: Vote With Your Dollar

A crucial component of living sustainably is reducing the amount of waste produced. In 2013, the EPA estimated that the average person produces 4.4 pounds of waste per day. There has been a great deal of emphasis put on recycling and composting, and while these are helpful strategies, it is equally important to consider consuming less. This could be through ... Read More »

UWSP Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month and the Office of Sustainability has put together a calendar of local events to help the community celebrate. Claire Gorman, junior health promotions and wellness major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is the student special events coordinators for the Office of Sustainability. She has been helping to compile the events listed in the calendar ... Read More »

Community Gathers at Local Food Fair

A local food movement was proven to be alive when hundreds gathered at the Stevens Point Area Senior High School on Feb. 5, for the Local Food Fair hosted by Central Rivers Farmshed. The high school’s main foyer was packed shortly after doors opened, with attendants snaking their way through the busy walkways.  Fifteen farmers and 28 businesses and organizations participated in this free event held ... Read More »