Built Environment

Built Environment

May 18, 2017
Donating is an easy way to put your unwanted items to GOOD use! Master list of donation/recycling opportunities in Milwaukee.        
May 9, 2017
Water as a risk needs to be understood and managed to ensure the security of people’s habitats and livelihoods. Historical development pathways are often not appropriate for planning future urban water systems, considering the uncertainties of climate change and rapid population growth.
February 14, 2017
Preserve Our Parks applauds the Milwaukee Art Museum Board along with Executive Director Dan Keegan, Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, and the County Executive on their recently announced agreement to sell O'Donnell Park and the Art Museum facilities to the Milwaukee Art Museum.  The de
February 14, 2017
Alarmed by the number of building projects once planned for Milwaukee's lakefront, POP spearheaded opposition and succeeded in quashing several of them.  The projects lacked coordination and there was myopia about the paving, parking, car congestion and visual mishmash they'd produce -- not
February 14, 2017
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February 14, 2017
Badly needed is a dedicated funding source that can't be raided to help cover state-mandated expenses and rising costs of other County programs. Two remedies are being discussed: A half-percent sales tax assessment, like the one for the Miller Park stadium, and
February 13, 2017
The weather has been unseasonably warm so far this month, which maybe isn't a bad thing.  It just means that we haven't had a chance to do the traditional things we'd be doing in January like playing in snow.  Still, there's plenty to do.
February 13, 2017
There is a new book about Milwaukee Parks that was released just last November on Amazon.  The book is titled 101 Things to do in Milwaukee Parks the unofficial guide to greenspaces in and around Milwaukee.  It was writen by Barbara Ali, a local resident and Park People B
February 13, 2017
It's been kind of disappointing with the low amount of snowfall we've had this month.  Even the ice rinks have been unusable in the parks. Frankly, it looks a little more like spring out there right now.

Community Garden Profile: Community Hands Garden

February 8, 2017
Groundwork Milwaukee interviews Cynthia Adams-Burrell, garden leader of Community Hands Garden on 24th and Keefe ave

MUG Garden profiles: Washington Heights Community Garden

February 8, 2017
Groundwork Milwaukee's Antoine Carter interviews Fred James, gardener at the Washington Heights garden in 51st and Lloyd on Milwaukee's North side
February 1, 2017
I was at Doctors Park last week before we had new snow. With water everywhere from snowmelt, I'm sure it is very slippery now, on the stairs and ramps.  Be sure to bring your hiking poles or wear yaktrax (I'm including the link in case you're new to Wisconsin winters).
December 13, 2016
“To give 100,000 rides in one year to our  customers who use mobility devices is a huge vote of confidence in our ability meet their travel needs,” says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
December 1, 2016
Even with the increase, riding transit is still a great way to save money. According to a November report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), people who ride public transit instead of driving save more than $800 a month. 2017 MCTS Fares

Young Farmers Test Their Tastebuds

February 25, 2016
Groundwork Milwaukee's Junior Young Farmers Program offers elementary and middle school aged youth an opportunity to learn gardening skills from readings and experiential based education.
February 18, 2016
by Kieth Crum
June 3, 2017

Come join the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union in our mission to preserve and improve Milwaukee’s transit service. Our monthly meetings are open to everyone. Meetings are typically held on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00am at the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium at 1845 N. Farwell Av.

June 15, 2017

The Green Schools Conference provides inspirational examples of work being done around the Milwaukee-area to our "green" schools, and connects attendees with the resources to get it done!

June 17, 2017

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) officially announced that Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Tesla JB Straubel will take to The Energy Fair’s main stage at 6:00pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 to deliver his keynote address in celebration of The 28th Annual Energy Fair.