Category Archives: Meetings

SASY Neighborhood Annual Meeting

Join us this Thursday at the SASY Annual Meeting. Sustainable Atwood will be there with a table of info to share about our current projects: Urban Wood, Solar, Metro Commute Card, and a new project, the Atwood Tool Library!

SASY Annual Meeting
Thurs, April 3, 2014
Goodman Community Center

Here’s more info on SASY meeting:

SASY Streets: Public Meeting About Our Neighborhood Streets 2/20/2014

Cover Photo
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago Street in Fellowship Hall (basement). Enter through the back door on Atwood Ave. Handicap accessible entrance in front on Winnebago St.

This meeting is to identify current problems and potential solutions for improved pedestrian, bicycle, bus and car movements around our neighborhood.Driving in Madison and nationwide has been in decline for over nine years, while bicycles, pedestrians and metro use have been increasing and the bicycle path is occasionally at over-capacity. Is it time to rethink how we use our streets?

Streets and parking use half of most cities land base. How can we make the most of these shared spaces in our neighborhood? Do you have concerns about traffic speeds or children’s safety in front of your home? What do you like about traffic flow within our Schenk-Atwood neighborhood streets and what would you like to see changed?

The Schenk-Atwood-Starkweather-Yahara (SASY) Neighborhood Association is holding a public meeting to collect your ideas for enhancing the public spaces comprising our neighborhood streets. We will present visual samples of innovative solutions other communities have used to solve transportation issues and collect your ideas for our neighborhood solutions.

The cover photo is a NYC street makeover using only paint and planters. Many cities around the world are employing such tactics. They are cheap, fast and effective. We will be showcasing such outside-the-box solutions other communities have utilized for brainstorming purposes — to get us opened up to be thinking a little differently and wider about what is possible and what we might want to do here. We are a neighborhood — along with Wil-Mar and other surrounding neighborhoods — with the most creatives and innovators in one place in the entire state. Let’s utilize that. We all have thoughts and ideas on how to make things better.

Please add your ideas, drawings and photos to this Facebook event page and come to the meeting to tell and show us all.

For more information, visit or contact Donna Magdalina, SASYNA Transportation Committee Chair:

The Clean Bin Project

November 20, 2012

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Hawthorne Library

2707 E Washington Ave Madison, WI 53704

“The Clean Bin Project is about a regular couple and their quest to answer the question ‘Is it possible to live completely waste free?’ Partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a comedic battle to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least amount of garbage in an entire year. Their light-hearted competition is set against a compelling examination of the sobering problem of waste in our ‘throw-away’ society. Featuring interviews with renowned artist and TED lecturer Chris Jordan, and marine pollution expert Captain Charles Moore, The Clean Bin Project presents the serious topic of waste reduction with optimism, humor, and inspiration for individual action.”

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Special SA meeting Thurs, April 7

Several SA members have been looking at Madison’s latest Sustainability Plan and would like to invite you to talk about it before the public hearings April 11 and 12 (see below).

So we have planned a special SA meeting 7pm an Thursday, April 7 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 2165 Linden Ave. This will be held instead of the usual Tuesday meeting for April 5, as that is election day (PLEASE VOTE!). Hope you can make it!

The plan can be viewed here:

There is also a survey here:

There will be two Public Hearings on the draft plan:

  • April 11 at 5:30pm
  • April 13 at 5:30pm

Both meetings are in Room 300 of the Madison Municipal Building.

Special Guest 3/15 meeting

Tuesday, 3/15 Sustainable Atwood meeting

6:30pm – 7pm: long deferred vote on membership proposal.. see details below

7pm: special guest Heather Gates from The Natural Step Monona
Join us or send questions to


*Proposed SA membership model up for vote*

  • yearly membership offered and open to all; out of neighborhood –> “friends” or “supporters”
  • sliding scale, starting at $10, no one turned away
  • yearly
  • renewable
  • starting as soon as we can get it together
  • possible membership cards
  • possible decals for business windows
  • eventually discounts to members at local businesses a la bike benefits
  • membership info to go into an online directory
    • eventually 3 kinds of directories (or three kinds of entries): indiv members, businesses, organizations
    • entities in neighborhood indicated by a *
    • members can opt in or out of appearing in directory
    • eventually might be a place to offer services, expertise
    • online sign-up
    • in-person sign-up

reasons for membership:

  • publicity
  • community building
  • sharing of expertise info
  • support of local businesses


Sustainable Atwood
Special event: Heather Gates from The Natural Step Monona
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30pm
Zion Lutheran Church
2165 Linden Ave, lower level (come in Atwood Ave side)

3/15: Guest speaker Heather Gates

Heather Gates, from The Natural Step Monona, will be speaking at the Tuesday, March 15th Sustainable Atwood meeting.

Ms. Gates will discuss the growth and evolution of the Natural Step Monona group, including projects and their considerations about membership, board, bylaws and tax-exempt status.

Please join us.

Tuesday, March 15, 6:30pm
Zion Lutheran Church
2165 Linden Ave, lower level (come in Atwood Ave side)