Waukesha County Green Team
Wisconsin Urban Wood
Wisconsin Urban Wood (WUW) is committed to the social, economic, and ecological benefits of urban trees. WUW’s independent businesses and organizations are part of a 501c3 nonprofit network that reclaims urban trees for their highest and best uses–first for their environmental benefits as living healthy trees, and next for their wood after their growing years are over. We collaborate to divert quality logs from the chipper and landfill, or from being cut into firewood, and transform them into lumber, furniture, flooring, art, architecture, and other enduring wood goods.
Waukesha County Zero Waste
Zero Waste Waukesha County is a partnership with Wisconsin Environmental Action League [WEAL] to promote zero waste. “Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.
Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them..
The Sustainability Fair is an initiative of the Waukesha County Green Team to proactively develop a strong network of organizations, businesses, government and individuals around the necessity for sustainability in Waukesha County with the intent to maximize positive change. The Sustainability Fair, held biennially in August at Retzer Nature Center, is a fun interactive way for Waukesha County residents and families to learn about a wide variety of environmental topics and sustainable practices. Next Sustainability Fair will take place in August of 2021