In 2021, a Little Free Library was constructed and and now resides at Growing Friends Community Garden.
In 2023, Clean Green Action began its 16th year of working on projects that focus on sustainability and reducing impact on the environment. This year, we're taking on these projects:
Choose to Reuse Starter Resource – The purpose of this project is to disseminate information to towns and cities on the benefits of a Choose to Reuse program and assist them with setting it up.
Recycling Rangers– This activity will continue to provide recycling containers and volunteers at local community events.
Sustainable Wisconsin Rapids – This involves working with Wisconsin Rapids officials to form a Sustainability Committee and to move the city towards becoming a sustainable community.
Bird City – In 2023, the Bird City designation for Wisconsin Rapids will be renewed with continued work on a woodlot project behind Lincoln High School, support for the Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival on April 16, and winter and summer events in conjuntion with the Kiwanis Youth Outdoor Day.
Climate Awareness Book Club – This book club is aimed at choosing, reading, and discussing books or reports about climate change and sustainability in order to educate ourselves and to help find constructive ways to address the issues while also addressing our own anxieties about the overwhelming nature of the problem.
Highway Clean Up – We clean our adopted stretch of highway twice each year. It's an opportunity to build community and volunteers are always welcomed!
Booth at local/area fairs – When possible, we attempt to have a presence at events like the Grand Affair.
Monarch Encouragement- This collaborative effort between municipalities, the county and local organizations promotes pollinator gardens through education and action. Learn more at their Facebook page.
Birdability - CGA members would contribute to the Birdability Map by conducting Birdability Site Reviews for state wildlife areas and trails in our area.
Central Wisconsin Sustainability Calendar – The goal of this project is for the CGA website to include a calendar of CGA meetings and events as well as those of other environmental organizations in our area.
Recruitment and Outreach - The purpose of this project is to look ahead and plan for successors to the Board membership and officers to fill vacant positions. This would be accomplished through recruitment of new members and getting them actively involved in the organization.
Recyclopedia Update - This document needs to be updated in digital format and be available on the CGA webpage as well as city, township, and the county webpages. Information in the document would include local resources and links to other recycling outlets.
Recycling and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) Presentations – A presentation on recycling would help to answer people’s questions on what can and can not be recycled, and it would assist people in doing a better job of recycling. A presentation on the IRA would educate the public, elected officials, and leaders of non-profit organizations on how they can take advantage of the clean energy benefits of the IRA.
The success of our ongoing and new projects depends upon our selfless volunteers. With more help, our chances of success will improve. If you are interested in joining our group and helping out on one or more of these projects, please attend our meetings which occur at 4 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month (except for June, July and August) at McMillan Library and via Zoom during COVID. To get the Zoom link, email firstname.lastname@example.org.