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August 2, 2017
Chatter among Wisconsin’s business, media and political classes has sucked all the clean air out of the room in contemplating news that Taiwan-based electronics assembler Foxconn perhaps will build a gigantic factory in the state.
July 5, 2017
The ECO toolkit is a comprehensive guide on how to make your home, business, and neighborhood environmentally friendly and sustainable.  Just click the link below to access the toolkit
July 5, 2017
With his recent executive order, President Trump is trying to remove protections for millions of acres of our public lands and monuments.
manure pollution
July 5, 2017
The Wisconsin State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 226 yesterday – a big step towards passing this bill into law.
June 19, 2017
In late May, I sat down with Erick Shambarger, the Director of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Milwaukee’s Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO), to discuss the City’s ongoing effort to make MKE a world class Eco City.
June 14, 2017
Wisconsin Green Muslims is co-leading the Wisconsin Faith and Solar Initiative, an interfaith peer-learning solar program that demonstrates how solar energy can bring people of faith together to care for Earth -our common home- and save money to reinvest in their missions.  
June 14, 2017
“I am co-leading the ‘Faith, Environmental Justice and Solar’ initiative in Wisconsin, which is an interfaith peer learning solar program that brings people of faith together to care for Earth –our common home- and save money to reinvest in their missions.
Mayors in Support of Paris
June 5, 2017
(at the bottom of the article is a link where you can sign in support) Thursday, June 1st 2017 The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.
May 31, 2017
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS- COMPOST CRUSADER HAS A NEW BUILDING!                   Melissa Tashjian, president of Compost Crusader, and Matthew
bridge
May 30, 2017
While not as flashy as solar or wind technology, energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective and powerful tools for helping cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. The cheapest and cleanest power? The kind you don’t need to produce in the first place.
Fondy Park
May 30, 2017
A new green space is taking root in Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans this week to transform a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market into a storm water park and gathering space for local residents.
Milwaukee
May 30, 2017
The city of Milwaukee is already known as the Fresh Coast and aspires to lap up attention as a freshwater hub. Now it’s looking for a new name to cement its reputation as an area open to innovation and attractive to millennials.
Milwaukee
May 18, 2017
Donating is an easy way to put your unwanted items to GOOD use! Master list of donation/recycling opportunities in Milwaukee.        

Honoring the Water Congregation of the Great Spirit Water Ceremony - Milwaukee Water Commons

May 9, 2017
Honoring the Water Congregation of the Great Spirit Water Ceremony - Milwaukee Water Commons
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.
May 9, 2017
A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of the 47-acre former Milwaukee Solvay Coke Co. site, 311 E. Greenfield.  The site is primarily south of E. Greenfield Ave., along the Kinnickinnic River and roughly two blocks east of 1st St.