2000 Award Winners

2000 Recognition Award Winners

City of West Allis

  • Planted over 300 trees.
  • Built a new energy efficient library and police station.
  • Purchased a new natural gas vehicle for their police department.
  • Adopted a Smart Growth “Development Infill” Strategy, which has become a corner stone of the City’s aggressive redevelopment initiatives. In 2000, their redevelopment activities included more than 13 different sites throughout the city.16

U.S. Postal Service Vehicle Maintenance Facility

  • Reduced VOC emissions by replacing solvent-based primer and topcoat paints with a water-based paint.
  • Participated in the Milwaukee County Transit System’s VanPool and ValuePass programs.
  • Regularly tested all vehicles serviced by the Milwaukee VMF for emissions.
  • Participated in “Careers on Wheels” elementary school program educating children on alternative fuels, vehicle maintenance and cleaner air.

Wisconsin Electric/Wisconsin Gas

  • Provided commuter benefits to over 300 employees, ranging from commuter value programs to special car-pool parking.
  • “Partner” sponsored Milwaukee Bikes to Work Week.
  • Provided secure bike racks and shower facilities for summer long bike commuting.
  • Signed the first Environmental Cooperative Agreement with the DNR to improve the environmental and economic performance of its Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, near Kenosha.

Honorable Mention

Wisconsin Paperboard Corporation

  • Voluntarily installed a new low-NOx boiler.
  • New boiler has about 1/7 the potential NOx emissions as compared to the old boiler, making it 85% cleaner.
  • This replacement serves as an excellent example of what the DNR is looking for in the Voluntary NOx Reductions Program, still under development.