Urban Counter-Pose & Strategies of Concealment

When controversy erupts over Art Stop utility boxes democracy is in trouble. Since the controversy emerged    Alderman Zielinski is now endorsing strategies of concealment. Are they brown or rusty hue? Should they stay? Should they go?  Some local residents believe the utility boxes are in integral part of the Urban Counter-Pose Project, and thus, … Read moreUrban Counter-Pose & Strategies of Concealment

Team Vanster called to haul giant lumber planks

Around 3:30 on Monday afternoon, Team Vanster was summoned to the West Allis Home Depot. A two man construction team needed an enclosed vehicle to haul several 2×12’s as well as some 8ft wooden posts. Instead of renting a home depot truck with an open-ended cab, the men called on the Vanster. Citing “these Home … Read moreTeam Vanster called to haul giant lumber planks

Re this that and the other

There is much discussion around the importance of recycling in Milwaukee. Campaigns like “Recycle for Good” keep the idea of recycling fresh in our minds. “Recycle for Good” keeps the public informed. Using leaflets and flyers to express the virtues of recycling and resource conservation. Promoting the re-use of material goods, from cardboard to paper, … Read moreRe this that and the other

"Buying less junk" not part of Milwaukee's future

“Buying less junk” conspicuously absent from 109 page Sustainability document. Some speculate that the private sector has been steering the Green Team away from curbing commerce (aka-buying less junk) in favor of the secret “stakeholders”. B. Vanster performed a manual word search to verify the speculation. The prominent words or phrases most notable to, and … Read more"Buying less junk" not part of Milwaukee's future

Pay-as-you-throw WI

Pay-as-you-throw curbside waste services are increasing in popularity. Many municipalities who have moved away from fixed or flat fees are seeing success with the PAYT model. Both cities and residents have enjoyed lower costs under the pay-as-you-throw system.  Municipalities are seeing an increase in recycling revenue. Residents are benefiting from a decrease in disposal costs. … Read morePay-as-you-throw WI

Glossy Dumpster Controversy

Tempers flared after Industry Titans lock horns over Glossy Dumpster Controversy. In an attempt to one-up its rivals Sourcery Dumpster Service of Milwaukee decided to clean up its Dumpster Containers in hopes of cleaning up its image. Meanwhile, rivals Mis-managed Advantage and Disposal Violi refused to accept the disparaging monicker. As one anonymous source put … Read moreGlossy Dumpster Controversy

Velspresso de la curb

Rolling cafe phenom, Velspresso has been a hit in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. The novel Milwaukee start-up has added a trendy twist to traditional cafe service. Combining the art of the cart with a new market for custom curbside coffee.Velspresso’s curbside bicycle service eliminates the cafe’ altogether, and brings convenient caffeine access to business consumers and … Read moreVelspresso de la curb