Waukesha County Green Team
Partner Projects and Memberships
Member - Midwest Renewable Energy Association
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, they work to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events. The WCGT partners with the MREA on promoting the installation of solar energy through Solar Group Buying for residents and businesses.
Member - RE-AMP Network
The mission of the RE-AMP Network is to set collective strategy and enable collaboration on climate solutions in the Midwest. Our North Star Goal is to equitably eliminate greenhouse gas emissions in the Midwest by 2050.
Member - Waukesha County Creation Care Network
The Waukesha County Creation Care Network supports, mentors, and inspires Creation Care teams in Faith Communities through sharing resources, programs and ideas.
Member - Wild Ones Menomonee River Area
Wild Ones promotes environmentally friendly, sound landscaping to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration, and establishment of native plant communities.
Member - Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council’s (WSBC) mission is to advance sustainable principles and practices forward through the power of business. They support businesses and sustainability professionals through an array of programming, education, resources and tools and are a catalyst for businesses looking to integrate sustainability into the fabric of their organization.
Member - 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.
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
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.
Waukesha County 4-H
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H creates a supportive environment for diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential. The WCGT is proud to partner with 4-H in providing programming support.