Skip to content

Posts by Wello

Everybody On the Bus!

Everybody On the Bus! Community Story Based on our belief that a thriving public transit system is essential for active living and equitable prosperity, Wello assisted in the creation of a collaborative agreement between Green Bay Metro Transit and Green Bay Area Public Schools to allow students to ride city busses free of charge. This…

Read More

Schools as Food Systems

Schools as Food Systems Community Story Spurred on by classroom lessons and inspired by local family farms with new growing methods, a whole generation of students is learning the critical importance of sustainable food systems. And an increasing number of our area schools are embracing available tools to become active participants through the school food…

Read More

Farm to School: Innovative Learning

Farm to School: Innovative Learning Community Story Since 2011, Wello’s evidence-based Farm to School initiative has impacted the health and well-being of more than 40,000 Brown County students. Classroom Farm to School lessons and school gardens empower children to make healthier food choices and be more active. In addition, Wello’s Farm to School Task Force…

Read More

Well-Being & Nutrition: Local Food Resolutions

two women gardening

This month at Wello, our focus in on nutrition, which is one of the pillars that support physical  well-being. However, instead of adding our voices to the plethora of pundits advocating this or that diet plan, we’re zooming out a bit to look at the common thread that connects all of these diet patterns.  Despite…

Read More

Resolve to Make 2019 a WINning Year

3 women showing 'w' with hands to show "Wello"

Happy New Year! We here at Wello are a little bored with making the same old New Year’s Resolutions to eat right, move more, spend less time on our screens, so on and so forth.  While personal resolutions are great, our organization is all about putting the “we” back in well-being, so it’s our New…

Read More

Stretching and Breathing in Brown County

Yoga at Brown County Court House

Last night I had the opportunity to teach yoga within the rotunda of the Brown County Courthouse.  The event was sponsored by the Current Young Professionals Network as part of their Discover Greater Green Bay Series.  To be honest, I was a little nervous about the venue. Government buildings can feel austere and drafty…maybe not…

Read More

Some Cool Data about Gratitude

Down town Green Bay

This time of year there’s always a spate of articles featuring the physical and mental health benefits of gratitude.  But what if you don’t feel grateful?  Is it genetic or what? A matter of a sunny disposition?   Well, this year, researchers at the think tank Civic Science decided to take a look at factors…

Read More

First Snow, Here We Go! Winter WINS for Well-Being

snow by fire hydrant

Ho ho ho…look out below!  When snow fell on the runners at the Door County Fall 50 earlier this Fall, we should have seen it coming.   Autumn was a chilly one, folks, and if this week’s flakes are any harbinger, Old Man Winter has got some weather in store for us.   So let’s show…

Read More

Equity at the Markets

Payment at Green Bay farmer's market

This week, as we continue to celebrate the power of “we” to build well-being, our spotlight falls on the collaborative work that Wello (started under the name Live54218) has undertaken with community partners to make it possible for FoodShare users to shop at local Farmers Markets.   Farmers markets enhance community well-being by connecting people to…

Read More

Equity and Inclusion at the Market

Equity and Inclusion at the Market Community Story In 2017, Wello partnered with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County (ADRC) to connect aging and disabled populations to their local farmers markets. A Community Connector spent time engaging in small group education sessions and one-on-one chats at local senior housing centers. They educated…

Read More