University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability Team members.
Additional information about the team member can be found on the
Sustainability Team Information page.
Municipal Energy Planning: An Energy Efficiency Workbook
This workbook provides a step-by-step guide for developing an energy
efficiency (or energy conservation) plan for municipal governments.
It was prepared by University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
faculty serving on the statewide Energy Conservation and
Sustainability Teams to address an educational need of elected
officials and municipal staff to improve the energy efficiency of
their facilities and operations. The workbook provides includes
instruction on the following topics:
By using this
workbook as a guide and following the steps outlined in each of its
sections, any municipality should be able to develop a usable energy
- Getting started
- Assessing current energy use and identifying energy issues
- Evaluating the potential for municipal energy efficiency and conservation
- Developing energy goals and evaluating options
- Developing action plan
Climate Change Handbook: A Citizenís Guide
to Thoughtful Action
Information about climate change for average American households. This handbook provides climate science basics, the roles that lifestyle and population play, the significance of carbon footprints, and an overview of
the current climate situation. A detailed carbon counter is attached to the guide. Adaptation examples include food, water, shelter, transportation, recreation, citizen science activities and careers. Mitigation focuses on effectively engaging with local government.
study on Xcel Energy's bayfront plant in Ashland, Wisconsin and biomass combustion.
Case study on bio-energy project in Kaukauna, Wisconsin using manure as
study on innovative farm in St Croix County, Wisconsin.
study on dairy farm manufacturing straight veggie oil for
Western Wisconsin Renewable Energy Survey Report
UW Extension surveyed 150 public institutions in western
Wisconsin to determine the demand for "Green Power".
Sustainable Community: A Toolkit for Local Government
by Sherrie Gruder, Anna Haines, Jerry Hembd, Lisa MacKinnon, Jane
Silberstein (January 2007)
Toward a Sustainable Community: A Toolkit for Local Government,
Resources and References Live Links
by Sherrie Gruder, Anna Haines, Jerry Hembd, Lisa MacKinnon,
Jane Silberstein (March 2007)
Countryside - Wisconsin: Stories of Sustainable Living,
Working and Playing
by Jim Doyle, Jerry Hembd, and Jody Padgham (October 2007)
Building a Green Capital City: The Natural Step to Madisonís
Sustainable Design and Energy Future
Gruder, ACEEE Proceedings, 2008 Summer Study on
Energy Efficiency in Buildings
This paper details how the City of Madison uses The Natural Step
process in a comprehensive approach toward sustainable energy in
its buildings, operations, infrastructure and fleet, development
and transportation planning.
A four-page fact sheet, authored by UW-Extension
Sustainability Team members Kelly Cain and Sherrie Gruder,
that outlines the main features of Sustainable Community
Development (SCD). SCD focuses on strengthening the local
economy while recognizing the interconnections of community
health, environment, and quality of life.
Sustainability: Science, Practice & Policy
This is an open access e-Journal published by Proquest.
International Journal of Green Economics
addresses all aspects of Green Economics, aiming to
encourage economic change and positioning Green Economics at
the centre of the Economics disciplines. Green Economic
theories, policies, tools, instruments and metrics are
developed to facilitate a change to the current economic
models for the benefit of the widest number of people and
the planet as a whole.
IJGE focuses particularly on resource management, meeting
peoples' needs and the impact and effects of international
trends and how to increase social justice. This is a
subscription-based journal, prices are available at the web
Ecology and Science
A journal of integrative science for resilience and
sustainability. Free subscription.
What is Green Economics?
This article by Brian Milani is posted on the Urban Habitat
website and provides an overview of green economics.
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