Environmental Collaboration Office

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Welcome to the Environmental Collaboration Office

UPDATE: Due to health concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, the Environmental Collaboration Office is currently closed. ECO team members are working remotely and may be contacted by email,  found here


The Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) strives to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city on America's Fresh Coast. ECO develops practical and racially equitable solutions that improve people’s lives and the economy while working to protect and restore the natural ecosystems that support our long-term prosperity.

We collaborate with the community, develop global partnerships, offer award-winning programs, and implement the City’s Refresh Milwaukee sustainability plan. ECO is now working closely with the City-County Task Force on Climate and Economic Equity to develop the forthcoming Climate and Equity Plan.

ReFresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan

In 2013, Milwaukee adopted the ReFresh Milwaukee Sustainability Plan, 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. 

 

Milwaukee Shines Eco city of MilwaukeeMilwaukee Shines is Milwaukee's solar energy program. Milwaukee Shines provides information for home and business owners, resources for solar industry professionals, runs solar group buy programs in the City and partners with Summit Credit Union to offer solar loans up to $20,000.

Water Centric City Eco city of Milwaukee

The Water Centric City Initiative showcases Milwaukee's global leadership in managing our natural water resources in a sustainable and resilient way. The initiative advances seven principles through innovation, collaboration, and education.

HOME GR/OWN Eco city of Milwaukee

HOME GR/OWN transforms neighborhoods by converting vacant lots into pocket parks, orchards, and gardens that create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and increase access to healthy, local food, promoting neighborhood cohesion and placemaking.

 

ME2 Milwaukee Energy Efficiency Eco city of Milwaukee

Now with Updated Bonus Incentives!! Meprovides affordable financing up to $15,000 for energy saving improvements like new insulation, furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters, air conditioners, and now, windows! With Me2 financing through our partner, Summit Credit Union, you can redirect some of the money you spend on high energy bills into home improvements that will keep you and your family comfortable year round.

Peace Financing Eco city of Milwaukee

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing helps commercial property owners affordably finance building upgrades like heating and cooling systems, lighting, controls, renewable energy and water efficiency upgrades.  Payments are collected through a voluntary municipal special charge that is  paid back through the property tax system and is attached to the property, not the owner.

Better Building Challenge Eco city of Milwaukee

Milwaukee is working to cut energy use 20% over a decade in municipal buildings and participating commercial buildings. The expanded Better Buildings Challenge provides comprehensive energy efficiency services to commercial building owners.

City of Milwaukee Sustainability Director Erick Shambarger

@Erick Shambarger
Sustainability Director

Biography


 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 603, Milwaukee, WI 53202 


 Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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