Local Sustainability Resources

Milwaukee has several different resources to help residents learn more about sustainability and live more sustainably. There are also several opportunities to get more involved in the greater Milwaukee area. Here is a list to help get you started.

Higher Education Resources

 

National Sustainability Resources

Here are a few examples of national agencies and organizations that are working to create a more sustainable future.

Catholic Resources

Catholic groups and organizations, along with all other major religions, are getting more involved in the sustainability movement. Here a few resources and addresses that help show the connection between the Church and sustainability movement.

Green web sites

There are thousands of Web sites devoted to all things "green," and it can be hard to choose between them all. Here is a list of some popular web sites offering insight on sustainable business, lifestyle, technology, and will also keep you up-to-date on all things green.

Just for fun

Pope Francis on UN World Environment Day 2013

Dear brothers and sisters, good morning!

Today I want to focus on the issue of the environment, which I have already spoken of on several occasions. Today we also mark World Environment Day, sponsored by the United Nations, which sends a strong reminder of the need to eliminate the waste and disposal of food.

When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it (cf. 2:15). And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? Are we truly cultivating and caring for creation? Or are we exploiting and neglecting it? The verb "to cultivate" reminds me of the care that the farmer has for his land so that it bear fruit, and it is shared: how much attention, passion and dedication! Cultivating and caring for creation is God’s indication given to each one of us not only at the beginning of history; it is part of His project; it means nurturing the world with responsibility and transforming it into a garden, a habitable place for everyone... 

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