Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series

Produced by the Wisconsin Green Tier Legacy Communities Charter, League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Counties Association. Support is provided by UW-Extension’s Regional Natural Resources Education Program and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series – Upcoming:

  • April 20, 2017: Demographic information and smart cities – Register
    • Presenter – Matt Kures
  • May 18, 2017: La Crosse County Landfill
    • Presenter – Randy Nedrelo, Deputy Director/Special Waste Manager – La Crosse County Solid Waste Department
  • June 15, 2017: Active Living
    • Presenter – Julia Stanley
  • July 20, 2017: Update on WPP Grant
    • Presenter – TBD
  • August 17, 2017: Building the right transportation future for our communities
    • Presenter – Ashwat Narayanan, Transportation Policy Director – 1000 Friends
  • September 21, 2017: Bayfield Electric Community Solar (lessons learned)
    • Presenters – Bill Baily and Gayle Chatfield
  • October 19, 2017: Phosphorous reduction
    • Presenter – Roger Bannerman
  • November 16, 2017: Madison Community Engagement, “Green Madison, Cool Choice”
    • Presenter – TBD
  • December 15, 2017: Sustainable Ice and Snow Removal
    • Presenter – Paul Woodard, Public Works Director

Sustainable Strategies Webinar Series – Archives:

  • PACE Financing
    • Presenters – Jason Stringer, Program Planning Consultant Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC)
  • Technical Support for Municipal Compost Facilities 
    • Presenters – Casey Lamensky,  Solid Waste Coordinator WDNR, Jon Reisenbuechler, Operations Manager Manitowoc County Recycling Center, Mark Walter, Business Development Manager Brown County Port & Resources Recovery Department
  • Building a Bicycle Friendly Community: Fitchburg’s 3 Ingredients for Creating a Successful Local and Regional Bicycling Program and Culture
    • PresentersFitchburg Mayor Steve Arnold & Transportation Project Engineer Ahnaray Bizjak, P.E. 
    • The presentation covered embracing the Bicycle Friendly America program, established by the League of American Bicyclists. Generating momentum for premium local and regional bicycle infrastructure through regional cooperation and local engagement of businesses, residents and chambers of commerce. Investing in a bicycle and pedestrian plan to establish a community vision, identify strengths and weaknesses, and guide policy decisions and opportunities for an enhanced network for bicycle transportation.
  • Putting Wetlands to Work for Your Community: a Model Wetland Conservation Ordinance
    • Presenters – Kyle Magyera, Local Government Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA)
    • The amount, location, and condition of local wetlands affect the public health, safety, and welfare of virtually every community. To help local governments exercise more control over activities that can destroy local wetlands and alter wetland hydrology and habitat, the Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) has developed and released a model Wetland Conservation Ordinance (WCO). The webinar explains the benefits of enacting portions or the entire model ordinance, and describes how citizens can support locally-led wetland protection efforts.
  • Putting Sustainability to Work in your Comprehensive Plan
    • Presenters- City of La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat, & Rebecca Roberts, Land Use Specialist
    • Presentation detailed how to integrate sustainability into comprehensive plans, providing options for developing and updating comprehensive plans; with examples from Wisconsin communities that are advancing sustainability through local planning initiatives. Also covered La Crosse’s journey to integrate sustainability into local planning, prioritizing and funding projects, forging partnerships with the county and non-governmental organizations, and continuously advancing plans through implementation and monitoring.
  • Art, Place and Sustainability
    • Presenter – Karin Wolf, Madison Arts Program Administrator.
    • Presentation included three case studies of artists working in public spaces to advance the goals of environmental sustainability.
  • How Anchor Institutions can build Healthier and more Sustainable Communities
    • Presenters – Ned Noel, Associate Planner, City of Eau Claire, WI and Sara Carstens, Director of Community Engagement and Wellness, Mayo Clinic Health System.
    • Presentation covered how a local government, the City of Eau Claire’s Planning, Parks, and Public Health departments, and a local hospital, Mayo Clinic Health System NW WI Region are working together to improve and transform community health.
  • Expanding Corporate Sustainability in to the Community
    • Presenters – Ed Kapitz, Director of Operations at the Oconomowoc Facility
  • Wisconsin’s Multi-Discharger Phosphorus Variance
    • Presenters – Adrian Stocks, Chief, Water Quality WDNR
  • Storm water management and holistic approaches
    • Presenters – Paul Kent, Stafford, Rosenbaum LLP
  • Urban Wildlife
    • Presenters – Professor David Drake, UW-Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
    • Presenters – Maleesa Johnson, Director, Marathon County Solid Waste Dept.
  • Asset Management
    • Presenters – Claudia Haack, Sustainable Infrastructure Manager, Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District
  • Sustainable Food Systems – The Farm to Table Movement: Connecting good fresh, seasonal, local, organic food, health, the environment, and our economy.
  • EAB – Managing the Forest before, during and after the Invasion
    • Presenters – Brian Wahl, Urban Forester


Webinars from the UW-Extension Regional Natural Resources Program

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