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Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

Sustainability Leaders Collaborative


2019 Sustainable Leaders Collaborative meeting

In 2019 Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced the Sustainability Leaders Collaborative (SLC), a partnership of cities, towns and villages across the county focused on climate change.

The idea was for communities to work together on efforts to reduce emissions as well as resiliency initiatives.


Initially, the SLC members identified four issues upon which to focus their efforts:

  1. Solar development
  2. Renewable fuel usage for municipal fleets
  3. Energy efficiency and sustainability for facilities 
  4. Green infrastructure to manage run-off from heavy rain events

Since forming in 2019, SLC members have collaborated on these four topics as well as other efforts. In 2020 SLC hosted an event for fleet managers to explore electric and RNG vehicle options, for example. Local fleet officials met in August 2020 to discuss clean energy vehicles

The goal of SLC is to facilitate collaboration, enabling all Dane County communities to achieve their sustainability goals more easily.

In 2021 the SLC expanded to include school district officials. 

Going forward, the SLC will continue to hold virtual events on topics of interest to local communities. If you are part of a local government and have a topic you would like to see addressed, let us know.


Resources for SLC Members

By sharing resources, SLC members make it easier for all Dane County communities to achieve their sustainability goals.

Useful resources for SLC participants include:

If you are part of a local government and want to participate in future SLC efforts, please let us know so we can add you to our distribution list.

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