In 2021, Clean Green Action began its 14th 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 – This event, which is organized by different area townships (e.g. Rome, Grant, Grand Rapids, Seneca), allows people to drop off useful items for others to have for free. Holding this event is pandemic dependent. Check with your local township for dates.
Recycling Rangers– This activity will continue to provide recycling containers and volunteers at local community events.
Climate Crisis – Information will be disseminated via our webpage, Facebook page, and emails to motivate citizens to take action to address our climate crisis.
Sustainable Wisconsin Rapids – This involves working with Wisconsin Rapids officials and the Mayoral Council on Sustainability to move the city towards becoming a sustainable community.
Bird City – In 2020 the Bird City designation for Wisconsin Rapids was renewed with continued work on a woodlot project behind Lincoln High School, support for the Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival on April 17, and a possible event at Lake Wazeecha in conjunction 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!
Prairie Chicken Festival - Clean Green Action and Bird City Wisconsin Rapids provide manpower and assistance to organize and promote this festival in Wood County. Learn more at their Facebook page.
Booth at local/area fairs – When possible, we attempt to have a presence at events like the Grand Affair.
Monarch Encouragement - The mission of the Monarch Encouragement project is to encourage and support the expansion of pollinator habitat in south Wood County. This collaborative effort between municipalities, the county and local organizations promotes pollinator gardens through education and action. Learn more at their Facebook page.
Environmentally Themed Little Free Library - This little free library would be located at a Monarch Waystation and be supplied with nature-themed materials to to inspire readers to embrace their outdoor surroundings.
Nonpartisan legislative committee – This committee keeps the group abreast of pending legislation and policies that impact the environment.
Webpage Update – Better use of our webpage will be made to provide useful informative content related to our projects and mission.
School Connections - Clean Green Action will review its opportunities to support environmental education.
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.