Waukesha County Green Team

Promoting Sustainability in Waukesha County 
One Community at a Time 

The Waukesha County Green Team promotes environmental and economic sustainability in Waukesha County communities through education, communication, and local action. We are guided by The Natural Step Framework.

We sponsor educational forums, networking events, and projects to conserve Waukesha County resources and to build a sustainable future – one community at a time.

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The Waukesha County Green Team’s

Permaculture & Gardening Group presents

Healthy Soils

by Sandy Syburg, President Purple Cow Organics

Thursday, October 29, 2015  6:30 – 8:00 pm

Waukesha State Bank,
Hwy 67 and Corporate Center Drive (just north of I-94)
Oconomowoc, WI

A $5 donation is suggested at the event to support

Waukesha County Green Team education outreach.

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Plowshare Center of Waukesha explores
Lester R. Brown’s book

World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse.

September 12 & 26, October 10 & 24,  10:30 am –noon

The book study will be an opportunity for participants to share their concerns and connections with the natural environment and to examine its relationship with the world economy.

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NuGenesis hosts public cooking, gardening and nutrition classes where participants learn how to grow, cook and understand the health benefits of specific foods.

As a nonprofit, public health organization, our mission is to share the delight of cooking and gardening, while instilling a practical understanding of health and nutrition, in order to change behaviors and improve overall wellness. 

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has invited Waukesha County residents to be part of Milwaukee’s East Side Solar Group Buy program.

MREA hosted a Solar "Group Buy" information session at the Delafield Public Library on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:30 pm. We learned how to take advantage of record-low pricing on solar installations for your home, business, or farm by joining community members in this group purchasing opportunity. The general manager from the "group buy" installer, Arch Electric Inc. answered questions. Click on image on left for more information and links.

MREA partners with municipalities and community groups to coordinate neighborhood solar group buy programs in the City of Milwaukee and throughout Southeastern Wisconsin. A solar group buy is a tool for community members to use their collective buying power to save on the total cost of going solar. The advantage of a group buy is the power of volume purchasing, which can significantly reduce the upfront cost - the more participants, the greater the savings on materials. 

In partnership with the City of Milwaukee's Milwaukee Shines program, solar group buys have been completed in several neighborhoods, including Washington Heights, Layton Boulevard West, Bayview and Riverwest. Since 2013, more than 68 home and business owners have installed new solar electric and solar hot water systems resulting in 238 kW of  clean, renewable energy. More info

midwest renewable energy association

Virtual Solar Power Hour - A virtual presention of what you missed at the Delafield Library

Grow Solar - A Midwest Partnership to Move Markets

Arch Electric

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants


Waukesha County Distributes Nearly $1.5 Million to Municipalities for Recycling
Twenty five municipalities will receive checks this spring totaling nearly $1.5 million as partners in the Waukesha County Recycling Program and for delivering their recyclables to the County Materials Recycling Facility (MRF).  The $1.5 million in dividend payments to municipalities is intended to provide tax relief by helping to offset their residential recycling collection costs.  The dividends vary for each participating municipality based on the individual program costs, tons of recyclables and recycling rate.

How Does Your Municipality Rate?

Municipality          Tons          Tons          Recycling
 (2014)               Recycled    Landfilled        Rate

V. Big Bend                    99                  451               18%
V. Chenequa                 45                  313               13%
V. Dousman                 178                 569                24%
V. Eagle                        152                 700                18%
V. Elm Grove                364              2,208               14%
V. Hartland                    726             1,947                27%
V. Lac La Belle              47                  284                14%
V. Merton                       286                 742                28%
V. Nashotah                   59                  347                14%
V. Oconomowoc Lake  56                  285                16%
V. Pewaukee                425              1,628                21%
V. Summit                      329              1,719               16%
V. Wales                         221                652                25%
T. Brookfield                  318              1,995               14%
T. Delafield                    556              2,889               16%
T. Lisbon                        577              4,134               12%
T. Merton*                      494              2,026                20%
T. Oconomowoc           565              2,853                17%
T. Waukesha                 763              2,454                24%
C. Brookfield               2,566           11,840               18%
C. Delafield                    312             2,309                12%
C. New Berlin             3,428            10,321               25%
C. Oconomowoc           940              4,785               16%
C. Pewaukee                 809              4,815               14%
C. Waukesha              4,478            15,974              22%

        Total:                  18,790            78,183              18%

*Municipality does not have municipal contract.

Thanks to the rain barrel artists,
presenters, volunteers, and bidders who 
participated in Project Rainway 2015!

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Working together, we can create a sustainable future. 
"We envision a future when Waukesha County is a vibrant green community - A reality to be created and shared by everyone"

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WhenWhere  Board/Volunteer Opportunities MeetingMon, Oct 5 2015      6:30pm – 8:00pmMontessori School building(former church)601 N. University Dr. in Waukesha

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Waukesha County Green Team 

Monthly Meeting
Mon Oct 5
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Montessori School building
(former church)
601 N. University Dr. Waukesha
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