A citizen advisory committee of the Wauwatosa Common Council devoted to sustainability. Green Neighbor – Wauwatosa was inspired by this group’s Community Energy Efficiency subcommittee (led by John Bahr). The Committee’s recommendations to the Common Council were endorsed by a vote of 11-1 on 2/15/2011. Recommendation 7 includes, “Expand community outreach on energy issues. Continue the development of a home-based energy efficiency program for city residents.” On 10/6/2020, the Council unanimously adopted the Committee’s proposed “Energy Resolution” which calls for “municipal and community carbon neutrality by 2050.”
Supporters of renewable energy in Wisconsin, Renew are fiscal sponsors of Green Neighbor – Wauwatosa.
Our local farmers market, a great place to go for local, often organic produce and a terrific sense of community.
Wauwatosa has a strong structure of over 20 independent neighborhood associations, supported by a Neighborhood Association Council (NAC). Green Neighbor – Wauwatosa seeks to support these associations, especially as they focus on sustainability.
EcoChallenge.org (formerly Northwest Earth Institute)
Excellent books designed for group discussion.
Wisconsin’s utility-funded organization to promote energy conservation and renewable energy.� Their web has many resources, including information on Focus cash incentives for efficient appliances and renewables.