Port Washington, population ~12,000, is the seat of Ozaukee County and sits 30 miles up the coast from Milwaukee. Our city has its own swimming beach, harbor, and an adjacent, vibrant downtown. Port, as we call it, has long been a walkable and bikeable community, with the Ozaukee Interurban Trail, a pedestrian/cycling trail that runs the length of the county, running right through it. Part of the trail follows a steep, picturesque ravine, and we established the…
Regardless of rising energy costs or the validity of human impact on global temperature changes, local governments owe it to their taxpayers and local communities to build and maintain facilities with a focus on energy efficiency, sustainability, and environmental quality that reduces operational costs that are paid by taxpayers. As stewards of the City of Appleton’s facilities and real property, the Facilities, Grounds, and Construction Management Department is committed to managing our facilities with this focus.
La Crosse is a community bordered by rolling bluffs to the east and the mighty Mississippi River to the west. Our historic City features exciting new developments and modern conveniences. Economic growth has enlivened our stores, restaurants, and galleries. Located in Western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River, the La Crosse area is ideally located for business and industry, serving as the regional economic center of the tri-state area (WI, MN and IA).
In 2012, the City of Monona adopted a sustainability resolution to create a sustainability plan. This resolution has put Monona on the map for progressiveness in the state of Wisconsin. Already we can note benefits attributed to the resolution; for example, being approached by the WDNR to become one of ten Green Tier Legacy Communities.
In the 1980s, Fitchburg was a leading actor in community-wide recycling policies to reduce the demand on landfills and virgin materials. The City has taken actions to protect its waterways from urban storm water runoff and provided a number of high-quality bike trails for residents to enjoy its natural beauties and commute to work without a car. Sustainability has always been an important issue for Fitchburg.