The City of Milwaukee has launched ReFresh Milwaukee

ReFresh Milwaukee is a citywide strategic plan to develop a sound environmental, economic and social sustainable future for the community. The plan aims to implement sustainable projects and encourage citizens and businesses to engage in solutions that are economically, environmentally, and socially smart for our community.

Read the full plan:

(Clicking on the cover will take you to interactive. cross-platform reader.  If you would like to download the PDF click here or on the link below the cover)


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What’s Next? Take Action.

  • Click on the Resources Tab and find out how to connect to sustainable programs and opportunities.
  • Check back here often as this website will be continually updated with resources and reports on our progress.
  • Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Sign up for e-notify.
  • If you are doing something sustainable in Milwaukee send us a photo or a story and post to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the tag #ReFreshMKE.  We want to know. Thank You for your support to #ReFreshMKE
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You are Invited to ReFresh Milwaukee


You Are Invited…

We would like to invite you to ReFresh Milwaukee. Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability Directory, Matt Howard, will present to the public ReFresh Milwaukee: A Vision for Community Sustainability. We hope you can attend.

ReFresh Milwaukee: Fresh Coast, Fresh Ideas

When: Tuesday, July 16   9 – 10 am

Where: Erie Street Plaza (located at south end of Erie Street in Historic Third Ward by the Hoan Bridge)

After nearly 18 months of community outreach, discussion and planning, the Milwaukee Green Team, appointed by Mayor Barrett, has created a citywide strategic vision and plan for making Milwaukee a more economic, environmental, and socially sustainable place to call home. It is a plan of fresh ideas, catalytic projects, cross-cutting actions and community revitalization that is designed to engage residents and businesses and continue to ReFresh Milwaukee. Come learn about the Sustainability Plan, and how you can help make Milwaukee an even better place to live, work and play!

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Milwaukee 2013 Sustainability Plan

Vision Statement: Milwaukee’s Sustainability Plan will create an alignment of economic and environmental interests that improve Milwaukee’s quality of life, benefiting residents, businesses and our natural environment through embracing smart, achievable sustainability principles. As a result, Milwaukee will be the Fresh Coast Capital of North America.

Why a Sustainability Plan? The purpose of the City of Milwaukee Sustainability Plan is to provide a community and City endorsed strategic vision for Milwaukee’s sustainable economic development for the next 5-10 years. The Plan will document the vision, goals, targets and specific actions that the City of Milwaukee and its community partners will undertake in order to ensure that both current residents and future generations can attain and enjoy a higher quality of life.

The Plan will incorporate “triple bottom-line” accounting so that Milwaukee’s residents, businesses and environment benefit from implementation (i.e., people, planet and profits). The planning effort will utilize the 2005 Green Team Report as a foundation for Plan development as well as utilize the Natural Step for Communities and ICLEI STAR Communities Index as methodologies.

For more on the City of Milwaukee’s Sustainability Planning process, click here

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