Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability

Environment
6:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Jobs Central to New Orchard in Milwaukee's Harambee Neighborhood

Sabrina Louise Davis leads a work team at All People's garden.
Credit S Bence

As an orchard comes to life on 1st and Locust Street in Milwaukee, community and city partners focus on jobs for adults.

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Environment
10:13 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Milwaukee Considers Using Abandoned Basements to Hold Storm Water

Rather than just filling in former basements, the city wants to create covered spaces that could hold and absorb storm water.

Planners want to funnel storm water into basements of razed houses. The spaces would be filled in, yet hold water, when the sewer system is overrun.

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Environment
6:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

New Milwaukee Ordinance Could Help Bring A Community Garden to An Empty Lot Near You

Credit S Bence

Milwaukee residents can already raise hens and honey. Now a proposed zoning ordinance lays out how community gardeners can use empty lots to grow fruits and vegetables.

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Environment
3:03 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Milwaukee Shines in Retrofitting Buildings to Become Energy Efficient

30,000 square foot green roof and solar panels sit a top of Milwaukee's Central Library.
Todd Weiler, City of Milwaukee

The U.S. Department of Energy applauded Milwaukee recently for its energy-saving initiatives.

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Environment
10:27 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Yelp Teams Up to Promote Milwaukee's Sustainability Plan

Stone Creek owner Eric Resch shared his take on operating sustainably Monday morning at new cafe in Walker's Point

The City of Milwaukee released its sustainability plan - called ReFresh MKE - in July; now it is looking for ways to bring it to life. The online networking site Yelp is partnering with the City to get the word out through a series of events this week, running Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11.

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Environment
10:00 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Milwaukee Aims for Sustainable Future

Members of the Green Team sporting Refresh MKE tshirts, helped craft the city's sustainability plan.

A crowd gathered Tuesday in a small plaza where the Milwaukee and Menomonee Rivers meet to celebrate the city's first sustainability plan.

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