Category: Green Tier Legacy Communities

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…

The Village of Bayside is a quiet, predominately residential community located on the shores of Lake Michigan. Just ten miles north of downtown Milwaukee, Bayside offers residents the opportunities of “big city” living while remaining a safe, family orientated place to live, work and play.

The City of Ashland, population 8,200, is nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior’s Chequamegon Bay and is the commercial hub of the Chequamegon Bay. The City boasts a unique mix of historic charm and modern convenience.

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.

Sheboygan is a lovely city situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Visitors and residents alike enjoy Sheboygan’s natural treasures, it’s scenic parks, well-planned recreational opportunities, exciting events, and world-class restaurants and accommodations.

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.

The City of Bayfield, WI, population 487, is pleased to be a pilot member of the Green Tier Legacy Communities program. This is an opportunity for us to voluntarily participate in a state-wide program to achieve environmental performance.

It was no accident that the City of Middleton was named the “Best Place to Live” in America in August 2007, seventh in 2005 and 4th in 2009 by Money Magazine/CNN, and an All-America City finalist by the National Civic League in 2010.

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