Dane County government, local governments, local businesses and residents have made investments in cost-effective job-creating clean energy and land conservation projects.
Now you can learn more about these projects in one interactive location--our clean energy map!
These projects are great examples of how, as County Executive Joe Parisi likes to say, "in Dane County, we get things done." We don't just talk about climate action; we make change happen.
The interactive map includes solar, wind, and biogas installations as well as land conservation projects. The various projects identified on the map deliver multiple benefits. These projects:
Perhaps most important, these projects set an example for others by showing what is possible. The solar system on a local school might inspire a private business to explore solar for their own facility, for example. That's the aim here--we want you to see what others are doing so that you are inspired to take action as well. We hope our map will inspire more entities to explore the benefits of clean energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
We are working to expand this map to showcase clean energy projects implemented by local governments, businesses and other entities. If you have a project that we should know about, please let us know.
Because the County has done a lot, it was no small task to collect information about all of the County's completed projects and create the initial map. Maeve Christlieb, a McFarland High School student and intern at the Office of Energy & Climate Change, spent more than six months working with Dane County staff to document projects, collect photos and create the map. We are very grateful to Maeve for all of her efforts!
Maeve is a high school senior at McFarland High School. An avid golf and soccer player, she plans to attend college and major in Environmental Science. Maeve worked with Dane County staff to create the interactive clean energy map.