Aronia Berries in Wisconsin 

Unlocking the Potential of a Remarkable Fruit  Nestled among the picturesque rolling hills of southwestern Wisconsin, just outside Blanchardville, lies Barham Gardens. Kim and Roberta Barham live on this small homestead farm where they tend around 1,000 aronia berry plants. At first glance, these unassuming shrubs could easily go unnoticed by the casual observer. But

Climate Cash: How Wisconsin can make the most of historic federal funds

  2023 could mark a turning point in Wisconsin’s fight against climate change This year, historic federal funding measures could begin making a major impact on top environmental concerns for Wisconsin. Beyond widely anticipated consumer rebates and tax incentives, the state itself is set to receive billions of dollars to address climate change, support sustainable

Q & A with Energy Program Manager Ciaran Gallagher  

Clean Wisconsin has a new Energy Manager! A recent graduate of the Energy and Resources Ph.D. program at UW-Madison, Dr. Ciaran Gallagher specialized in energy analysis and policy. Ciaran’s research interests lie at the intersections of climate change mitigation, air pollution, public health, and environmental justice. We sat down with Ciaran to learn about vision

Q & A with Resilient Communities Program Director Nancy Retana  

  Nancy Retana is Clean Wisconsin’s new Resilient Communities Program Director. As Clean Wisconsin builds on the success of the Resilient Communities work in Milwaukee and expands to other communities across Wisconsin, we talked with Nancy about her vision for the future of the program.    Welcome to Clean Wisconsin, Nancy! What are you most

Wind and solar emerge as cheapest options for powering Wisconsin

The days when wind and solar energy could be dismissed as “too expensive” are in the past. Welcome to the future. The numbers are clear – harvesting energy from the sun and wind is cheaper than generating energy from coal and gas. Unfortunately, public perception still suffers from the outdated opinion that renewable energy is

Clean and Healthy Buildings: Plugging in to a safe, sustainable future

Buildings use a lot of energy, especially in Wisconsin. Cold winters, old homes, and outdated appliances cause our buildings to be incredibly energy intensive. In fact, over half of our state’s total energy use is going to the building sector. At this scale, the type of energy we use in buildings can significantly affect our