Sustainable Communities Network Quarterly Meeting Minutes – September 2014

Attendees: Ria Hull, Linda Stoll, Craig Moser, Catherine Neiswender, Roger Kanitz, Kathy Thunes, Dean Gazza, Mike VanDyke, Dick Gosse, Carol Kasimor, Elizabeth Schultz, Chris Miller and Jim Resick. Next meeting was set for Thursday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m., Platinum Flight Center at Outagamie County Airport, including tour of this green facility. Summary of Meeting […]

Town of Menasha Sustainability Success Tracking 2014-01-06

Plans Adopted Comprehensive Plan w/ sustainability issues addressed Park and Open Space Plan with trails/walkability addressed. Ordinances and Policies Adopted Sustainability Policy Green Procurement Policy Wind Power Ordinance. We have adopted our own Zoning Ordinance, which allows for more flexibility in regards to planning and building for sustainability. Construction Projects Completed Installation of a 28kW […]

Harmony with Nature Conference, Jan.25

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter will be holding our 18th Annual Conference Toward Harmony with Nature in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Doug Tallamy, nationally recognized environmental speaker and award winning author of Bringing Nature Home, giving the keynote presentation on “The Vital New Role […]

Sustainable Communities Network Quarterly Meeting Minutes – October 2013

October 3rd 2013 Transcribed by Roger Kanitz Attendees: Kathy Thunes ECWRPC, City of Menasha Roger Kanitz – City of Menasha, SCN Mike Van Dyke – Town of Menasha Dick Gosse – Out. County Supervisor Jerry Wittman – Out. County Facilities Carol Kasimor – City of Neenah John Conrad – Town of Greenville Agenda with comments […]

Zero Waste: Win! Win! Win!

Dr. Paul Connett, Ph D, presents on ZERO WASTE in Green Bay, Door County, & Fox Valley areas! Hosted by N.E.W. Zero Waste Coalition Sponsored by Door Property Owners Association and Clean Water Action Council of NE Wisconsin When and Where: Monday, Sept. 23, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., UWGB, Christie Theatre Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1:00 […]

Introduction to Sustainability

In this presentation Catherine Neiswender provides the viewer with an introductory overview of the Sustainability and encourages viewers to become more involved in understanding the topic and taking steps to improve our community! Her presentation is the introduction to the Wisconsin Sustainable Living video series, which is a presented by a partnership of Fox Valley […]

Storm Water 101

In this presentation Linda Stoll describes the basic issues regarding Storm Water Management as part of the Wisconsin Sustainable Living Video Series, which is a partnership of Fox Valley area sustainability groups. Go to to see other sustainability videos in this expanding video series.

Hybrid Vehicles: Are they worth it?

This presentation details the cost savings associated with the ownership of a hybrid vehicle when the overall ownership costs of insurance, maintenance, gas, and purchase price are evaluated on an apples-to-apples basis. Terry Hayes developed this evaluation process and presents it as part of the Wisconsin Sustainable Living video series, which is a partnership of […]

Back Yard Composting Basics

This presentation by Joseph Van Rossum occurred at the UW-Fox Valley and explains how to properly maintain an outdoor compost pile. Joe explains the benefits of composting as a part of the Wisconsin Sustainable Living video series, which is a partnership of Fox Valley area sustainability groups. Go to to see other presentations on […]

Tri-County Single Stream Recycling Facility

The Tri-County Single-Stream Recycling Facility is the result of a unique partnership between Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago Counties, to create a state of the art recycling facility that is publicly owned and operated. Under the Tri-County Partnership, Outagamie County operates the facility, while Brown and Winnebago Counties operate transfer stations that collect residential and business […]