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Wisconsin community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Focus on Energy, statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy - Wikipedia: Solar power in Wisconsin

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]


List of bike trails in Wisconsin
Oak Leaf Trail: The Oak Leaf Trail (formerly 76 Bike Trail) is a paved 108-mile (174 km) multi-use recreational trail which encircles Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Clearly marked trail segments connect all of the major parks in the Milwaukee County Park System with a "ribbon of green."

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

Urban Ecology Center


List of nature centers in Wisconsin
Urban Ecology Center, nonprofit organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their mission is to educate the Milwaukee community about the environment, conservation, sustainability, and other issues related to urban ecology, as well as to preserve and protect the natural areas in the city. The organization is headquartered in the Riverside Park neighborhood. There are two other branches: the Washington Park branch which opened in 2007 and the Menomonee Valley branch which opened in 2012.

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: List of hiking trails in Wisconsin

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]


Allied Community Co-op is the first Mutual Aid Network pilot site. It’s where some of the organization’s fundamental ideas were born. Located in a food desert with little infrastructure (no school, grocery store, library, or neighborhood center), the Allied Co-op is working to bring a food buying club and a cooperatively-owned grocery store to the neighborhood.

The Social Justice Center, a multi-stakeholder nonprofit building in Madison's affluent East Side, is a convening partner in exploring Madison's second Mutual Aid Network pilot, which will be an inter-city partnership connecting Allied Co-op and many other local stakeholders in a network of resource-sharing and exchange initiative designed to create more equitable distribution of existing resources across the city. [1]

Urban sustainability[edit | edit source]

Walnut Way Conservation Corp, 501(c)(3) nonprofit neighborhood organization, Milwaukee

Resources[edit | edit source]

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

The cities of Wisconsin have been active in increasing the availability of legislative information on the internet, thereby providing for greater government transparency. Currently three of the five most populous cities in Wisconsin provide their constituents with internet-based access of all public records directly from the cities’ databases. Wisconsin cities started to make this a priority after Milwaukee began doing so, on their page, in 2001. One such city, Madison, has been named the Number 1 digital city by the Center for Digital Government in consecutive years. [2]

Energy Profile for Wisconsin, Economic, environmental, and energy data

Community resources[edit | edit source]

News and comment[edit | edit source]


Community-Led Commercial Hub Is Transforming Milwaukee’s Poorest Neighborhood, Nov 9 [3]

Growing Power grows fish, veggies, and community with aquaponic farm, January 6 [4]

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Wikipedia: Wisconsin

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