Category Archives: Sustainability

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)

Clean, Green Wisconsin Rally, April 23

Saturday, April 23, 1-3pm
Capitol Square

  • Clean Air
  • Clean Water
  • Clean Earth
  • Clean Food
  • Clean Jobs
  • Clean Government

We will be inviting speakers from advocate organizations in Wisconsin and asking them to bring their ideas and activities to the rally.

Clean, Green Wisconsin will be a great opportunity for attendees to meet one another and act on their enthusiasm to keep the momentum going.

You can help right now by indicating your interest in any of the following:

  • Being a parade marshal
  • Providing ideas for chants/slogans
  • Writing press releases and doing media interviews to get the word out
  • Distributing posters and flyers in your neighborhood, church, school and local businesses
  • Inviting your friends and their families to attend the rally
  • Playing music, especially drums, to kick off the rally and start the parade

We also need an artist to make six simplified drawings of: wind turbines, the Capitol building, a flying eagle, grazing dairy cows, an apple orchard and a fish jumping up out of the water to place on the rally symbol: the state of Wisconsin colored green, with all Wisconsin’s lakes and major rivers in blue.

Email Margaret W with your area(s) of interest or any questions.

More information will be forthcoming.