A clean environment for everyone

Everyone has the right to clean water, breathable air, and a healthy community. We’re committed to equity and inclusion.

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Welcome to Clean Wisconsin

We work to protect Wisconsin’s clean water, clean air, and natural heritage by:

  • Impacting Policy: Our policy experts work with local and state leaders to drive environmental policy changes
  • Taking Legal Action: For more than five decades, our attorneys have been defending Wisconsin’s environment through strong, effective litigation.
  • Leading with Science: Our science department keeps Clean Wisconsin on the forefront of environmental issues confronting our state.
  • Uplifting Your Voice: With an active membership and action advocacy base 20,000-strong, we keep you connected to information and opportunities to make your voice heard on critical environmental issues.
  • Engaging Communities: Our Milwaukee Program is creating change through hands-on education, outreach, and local policy work.
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Wisconsin gets first ever standards for PFAS as EPA warns the “forever chemicals” pose far greater risk than once thought

After years of work from the Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Health Services, along with tireless advocacy from families and communities across
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Opposing a new methane gas plant in Marathon County

The plant would increase greenhouse gas emissions in Wisconsin by 491,000 tons every year. The science is clear: Now is the time to end our
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Podcast

Communicating climate change

Despite all the science proving the climate crisis is real, many people are reluctant to take action, or even care. In this episode, we break
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Together we can protect the places we love

Your generosity makes Wisconsin a better place to live, work and play. In the last year, financial support from our members and corporate sponsors has helped Clean Wisconsin achieve a number of victories that will help build a cleaner, healthier environment for everyone.

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Your gift will ensure we can continue working on your behalf to protect clean air, clean water and the special places we cherish, now and for future generations. Clean Wisconsin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.

Become a Member

We couldn’t do this work without the help of supporters like you. Join the thousands of other people who give to Clean Wisconsin to help continue this work for clean air, clean water, future generations and the places we love.

Take Action

Make your voice heard on critical environmental issues and help protect Wisconsin’s water, air and natural heritage. Sign up for our Action Network and we’ll send you regular updates with opportunities to contact state and federal decision-makers.

Events

Clean Wisconsin hosts in-person and virtual events throughout the year, including Epicurean Evening and the Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Series.

Protecting Wisconsin’s Environment – Together

For more than 50 years, Clean Wisconsin has been working to preserve and protect Wisconsin’s clean water, clean air and natural heritage. Everyone deserves to live in a healthy community. Together, we can protect the places we love.

PFAS Pollution in Wisconsin

Everyone should be able to eat the fish they catch and drink the water flowing from their taps. But in Dane County and dozens of other communities across the state, PFAS contamination is putting our waterways at risk. These chemicals surround us – in carpeting and upholstery, clothes, shoes, firefighting foam, fast food wrappers, ski wax, non-stick pots and pans, and the list goes on. Clean Wisconsin is pushing for meaningful progress at all levels.

Wisconsin’s First Solar Neighborhood

A look inside the first and so-far *only* net-zero electricity solar neighborhood in the state of Wisconsin! All of these New Berlin, Wis. homes are certified through Focus on Energy’s New Home Certification Program. But there is so much more work to be done. We need more state & federal investment to make solar more accessible and affordable for everyone. Now is the time to fight the climate crisis and build a clean energy future.

Vicious Cycle: The Struggle for Clean Water

More than two-thirds of Wisconsinites use groundwater as their drinking water source, but what happens if that water is contaminated? Over 80,000 private wells across the state are contaminated with high levels of nitrates, limiting resident’s access to clean drinking water and putting their health at risk. Homeowners, like Steven Shoemaker and Elisabeth Minich, are then on the hook for thousands of dollars to try and clean the water, but they say it should not be their responsibility.

“Saving the World” at Bare Bones Brew

What can going solar do for a small business? Bare Bones Brewery in Oshkosh found out after they installed solar panels four years ago.

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We’ve got a responsibility to leave our water, air, and natural resources in a better place for our kids than we found it.

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