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Tag: Sustainability

June 8, 2017 3:21 PM

Hundreds of people turned out last weekend to get an up-close view of the City’s newly-rebuilt, $10.5 million Operations Center to celebrate 135 years serving Madison! There were plenty of give aways,including high-efficiency shower heads, water bottles, and snacks including a … [read more]

May 16, 2017 11:00 AM

While I know they can be beautiful when you see a sea of yellow flowers waving in the breeze, they can also be very frustrating and once those flowers are gone, frankly a tad unsightly. We need to be patient though as the City of Madison has a no chemical policy. Although a little weed … [read more]

April 26, 2017 4:27 PM

It was great to join with Middleton Mayor Gurdip Brar this week to announce the launch of the MadiSUN Solar Group Buy program. It is a collaborative program that helps residents easily and affordably invest in solar electric systems on their homes. The announcement continues the steady … [read more]

October 27, 2016 10:00 AM

Madisonians love our lakes! From sitting at the Union Terrace to cheering on Ironman contestants, Madison's lakes connect us with one another and with the outdoors. The green leaves that provide us much needed shade in the summer also contribute to the "greening" of our lakes and rivers when … [read more]

April 15, 2016 4:17 PM

Madison’s annual compost bin and rain barrel sale will be held on May 7th this year! From 10 am to 2 pm at the Alliant Energy Center rain barrels with diverters and compost bins will be up for sale at a discounted rate. Those who pre-order before April 25th will save an additional $10. The … [read more]

February 10, 2016 2:41 PM

Please join Green Madison Thursday, February 25th from 6-8pm at the Central Library as they provide the opportunity for owners and property managers to network and learn more about how your buildings can save money and become more comfortable for your tenants. There will be a … [read more]

October 9, 2015 10:59 AM

Don’t forget to head over to the Monroe Street Festival this Saturday, October 10th! This year the long-running Monroe Street Festival will highlight a new initiative focused on green urbanism, including street design and overall infrastructure. The initiative, called “The Greening of Monroe … [read more]

July 27, 2015 3:38 PM

Those of you who ride Madison Metro may have noticed a new feature to the Ride Guide: public service ads encouraging all Madison residents to do their part to keep the earth clean. It all started when members of Brownie Troop 2464 emailed me to express their concerns about littering at bus … [read more]

April 27, 2015 3:10 PM

Lake View Elementary School had their annual gathering at Warner Park to celebrate Earth Day! Over the past twenty years, Lake View has planted two dozen trees with the City of Madison as part of their Arbor Day, Earth Day, and Global Youth Service Day celebrations. This year, a few lucky Lake … [read more]

January 14, 2015 11:12 AM

I am delighted to announce that the City of Madison has been selected to advance to the Semifinal round of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national competition that challenges us, along with other small- and medium-sized communities to develop and implement creative, sustainable, and … [read more]

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