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How to get involved with Green Madison?

 

 

Green Madison is a citywide effort to educate and inspire Madison residents to reduce energy use in their homes, businesses, and schools. As an added incentive, Madison is one of 50+ cities competing for a $5 MILLION prize from Georgetown University that will go to the city that makes the biggest reductions in energy use. Here’s how to get involved today:

  • All Madison residents are invited to take part in Cool Choices, a city-wide online sustainability game. Do you turn the lights off when leaving a room? Bike or walk instead of driving? Recycle on a regular basis? You’re invited to share the sustainable choices you’re making with fellow Madisonians in Cool Choices! Register, create a team, and play to save money, reduce energy use, and win prizes from Food Fight Restaurants, Colectivo Coffee, or even a 2016 CSA share!
  • Madison homeowners, did you know that energy efficiency improvements can cut utility bills by an average of $400 per year? During this competition you can host a house party to receive a free energy assessment, recommendations for practical improvements, and follow-up assistance applying for rebates on any energy efficiency improvements you’d like to make.
  • Madison landlords and tenants, Green Madison has a team of experts to highlight existing energy efficiency resources available for multifamily buildings! In partnership with Project Home and Focus on Energy, we are serving as a streamlined point-of-contact to help multifamily building owners with rebate programs, free energy assessments, contractor selection, and quality assurance. Project Home is a local nonprofit that provides energy-saving and health-and-safety improvements to make a long-term impact for residents, neighborhoods, and communities. Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program. Together, the Green Madison team can help reduce energy consumption in the City’s multifamily housing stock for years to come.

Visit http://greenmadison.org/get-involved/ to get involved with Green Madison today!

Teachers and educators can get involved through the Wisconsin K-12 Energy Education Program (KEEP). KEEP is supporting Green Madison by promoting a professional development opportunity for Madison-area teachers. Registration deadline for teachers is October 6, so act quickly! Benefits include: one FREE Graduate Credit with registration; knowledge about how you can make a difference by increasing energy efficiency in your school building; an invitation for successful program graduates to apply for a $100 mini-grant to put their plan into action! Contact Annie.Baker@uwsp.edu for more information or visit http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr-ap/KEEP/Documents/CourseFlyers/Flyer_Madison_634-Fall_2015.pdf

For Alders/city leaders: Green Madison is an effort to reduce energy consumption in the City of Madison and help our City become more sustainable so that future Madisonians can enjoy the same beautiful community that we do. What’s more, the City stands to win a whopping $5 million to put towards future sustainability efforts! As part of the Georgetown University Energy Prize, Madison is competing against communities around the nation to see who can reduce energy consumption the most through the end of 2016.

As a leader in our community, we hope you will take this opportunity to help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for our city. Please encourage your constituents, friends, and neighbors to take some of the following actions, and don’t forget to lead by example! You too can play Cool Choices and host an energy house party!

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Loving the green in a bottle of Basic H2!

Basic H2 is a bit of a miracle in a bottle!  From earth and people friendly to really economical, it's a product that you can feel really good about using!
 

If you're smart enough to have bought a home from Alvarado Real Estate Group, then you got one of these gems in your welcome bag because they think being green is pretty important too!  

Dr Forrest C. Shaklee introduced Basic H in 1960 (Basic H2 came in 2006 to make it even MORE green!), which was a product way before it's time.  At the time when many non-earth friendly products were being introduced because they "worked better", Dr. Shaklee created a product that not only worked as well or better than these products, but was also gentle to the earth as well as to the people exposed to it.  

Basic H2 is also so versatile, that it can be used in all areas of your house.  It is typically diluted into 3 strengths; windows/mirrors, general cleaning, and de-greasing for those harder jobs. Because Basic H2 is so concentrated, your small 16oz bottle will make 5,824 bottles of Windex!  Imagine how many plastic bottles and sprays are saved from recycling and landfill, and how much money you can save, literally thousands!!  And because Basic H2 is safe for your family and pets, you can be rest assured that everyone's health is better for it.  If anyone in your family has health issues such as allergies or asthma, Basic H2 is a great choice to help decrease any environmental impact that may be adding to the illness.

If you have any questions about Basic H2, or if you'd like to know more about some of Shaklee's other fantastically green and effective cleaners for dishwashing, laundry, and more, please contact Anke Johnson at 608-467-0008 or email coachanke@gmail.com.  Anke is passionate about helping to keep things green, one bottle at a time!

Cheers, Anke


Anke Johnson ~ Consultant and Coach for Healthy Living, Equestrian Confidence and Connected Riding Practitioner

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