Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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News and Updates


As a follow up to the Greening of Monroe Street a resolution was introduced by Alder Sara Eskrich at Common Council. Thanks to Sara, along with Jim Lorman from Edgewood College, for pulling together the resolution as we all work to achieve a vision for Monroe Street as a model for green urbanism.


Take a look at our pictures from The Greening of Monroe Street!


Wisconsin Environmental Initiative is participating in the Greening of Monroe Street at the 38th annual Monroe Street Festival! The event will take place Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. WEI has prepared a Media Advisory with more information.

"Greening Monroe Street is a new green urbanism initiative that will enable festival-goers to learn about innovative 'green' street design and infrastructure practices that could turn the Monroe Street area into a vibrant 'eco-district,' drawing people to visit local shops, boutiques and restaurants while preserving, highlighting and enhancing the area's exceptional natural and historic resources."

As part of the Greening of Monroe Street, WEI and others will feature ten stations dedicated to showcasing innovative approaches to green infrastructure and green-street design. Participants will receive a Monroe Street Green Passport, that is available for download.


Get ready for Jazz in the park this Saturday June 20th! WEI will be there working the Zero Waste in the Park program in order to cut down on waste through collections of compost and recyclable material! read more here


Mark your calendars for Jazz in the Park on June 20th sponsored by Monroe Street businesses. Be sure to stop by WEI's Zero Waste in the Park station. More info on the event here


Take a look at Monroe Street Green's latest layout.


The Wisconsin State Journal released an article about the continued sustainability practices at the Arbor House, a member of Monroe Street Green and owned by WEI Executive Director John Imes.


Look for this article, written by WEI's Executive Director John Imes, in the Summer Vilas Neighborhood newsletter and be on the lookout for the Monroe Street Green logo.


The Dudgeon-Monroe Neighborhood Association featured WEI's Monroe Street Green program in the spring 2014 edition of The Hornblower.


The Capital Times recently published an opinion article written by WEI Executive Director, John Imes. Imes discusses the sustainable practices of businesses on Monroe Street and their Monroe Street Green certification. Read more here.


Read more about the Monroe Street Green Program rollout in the press release.

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Monroe Street Green Businesses

Monroe Street Green Businesses implement various Green practices within their local businesses every day. Their commitment to sustainable business practices in order to benefit the community in many ways. 

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