Tackling Barriers to Green Infrastructure: An Audit of Municipal Codes and Ordinances

The University of Wisconsin Seagrant Institute has released an auditing tool for municipalities to utilize in order to analyze codes and ordinances and their ability to create green infrastructure. Green infrastructure can be vital in stormwater management and provides both beautification and other benefits once installed. The webpage may be found here and the workbook here. If […]

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 arch.systems/ecos 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 arch.systems/ecos 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 […]

Rain Garden Talk

This presentation highlights both the importance and ease with which rain gardens and rain barrels can be installed in your yard. Join Donna and Kristin as they discuss what the benefits of reducing rain water run-off from your yard are. The end of their presentation lists a number of resources that you can link to […]