Sustainability Board

Sustainability Board

Sustainability Board

The City of Menasha is committed to sustainability measures that protect the environment, save money, and improve our quality of life here in Menasha. 

In November of 2007 the Common Council had the vision to pass a resolution supporting the Eco-Municipality Concept and created a Sustainability Board to provide guidance to implementation of sustainablity and energy effiecency measures.  Menasha Utilities has numerous programs to assist our residents to become more energy efficent and provide access to reneuable energy.

Fox Cities communities including Menasha share best practices and opportunites to improve sustainability at the Sustainable Communities Network.

The Sustainability Board meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m., Agendas and Minutes are available on the city website.
   

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Replaced over 200 streetlights with indution ligthing in 2010 reducing energy use 97,840Kwh annually

Also in 2010 the City received a grant to replace an aging boiler/condensor in the Public Protection Facility saving 4,440 therms of natural gas and 40,840 kWh of electricity per year

In 2012, NMFR was awarded Silver LEED certification from U.S. Green Building Council for Station 36.  The station was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoory environmental quality.

In 2015 the City embarked on a three year program to replace 812 street lights with LED fixtures.  When complete in early 2017, the projce will save 506,500 kWh annually.




In 2012 the Sustainability board began sponsoring a spring and fall electronics recycling drive. Over the 10 events 146,714 lbs of electronics were diverted from landfills.

In 2016 the City implemented increased curbside recycling pickups to 18 annually.  As a result of the increased pickups recycling increased 11% per household on average to 424 lbs on average per household. 
Menasha has been a Tree City for over 30 years recognizing the environmental, social, and increased property values urban forestry programs have on a community.  Menasha has planted over 1,000 new trees over the last 8 years. 

In 2016 the City embarked on updating its stormwater planning to reduce suspended solids and phospherous.  The planning document offers options to improve stormwater quality in the coming decades.



 

 

 

 

 
Sustainability Board
Ed Kassel
Roger Kanitz
Jeanine Knapp
Linda Stoll (Chair)
Kathy Thunes