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Do You Want a More Sustainable Community?

Municpal Guide to Sustainable Planning

What is the Municipal Guide to Sustainable Planning?

The Municipal Guide to Sustainable Planning is a tool to assist communities with incorporating actionable elements of sustainability into their ongoing processes and municipal business planning. The goal of the Guide is to help communities measurably move forward with sustainability that builds resilience, is economically feasible, and is community beneficial.

What Does the Municipal Guide to Sustainable Planning Include?

Municipal Process

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Municipal Process Wheel

Sustainability Topics

Buildings in a town


Incorporating building efficiencies for energy cost savings.

People in Park

Natural Resource Conservation and Green Space Management

Environmental management and conservation for the benefit of the greater community.

Garbage Truck

Waste, Resources and Materials Management

Waste stream management and reduction techniques.

Architecture Model Sketching

Land Use Development
and Zoning

City planning for sustainable future growth.


Renewable Energy

Water Valve

Municipal Water and Stormwater Management

Bike Path

Roadways and Public Mobility


Sustainable Communities

Incorporating building efficiencies for energy cost savings.

Responsible use and recycling of potable, septic, and sewer water.

Multi-modes of commuting, safe crossings, and alternative transportation.

Community engagement and introducing opportunities for education.

Sustainability Topics

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The Waukesha County Green team received a grant from the Mosaic Momentum Initiative. This grant was awarded through the Mosaic environmental movement infrastructure grant slate, which is supporting 21 projects involving 91 organizations across 27 states working on clean air and water, a safe climate, and healthy and just communities.

Contact us to learn how you can start sustainable initiatives in your own community

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