Sustainable Communities
Capacity Center

Economic DevelopmentPlanning & Land UseEco-MunicipalityEnergy
Climate ChangeAgriculture & Natural ResourcesConsumer ChoicesCommunity Stories




The Sustainability Team develops and maintains a University of Wisconsin - Extension (UWEX) institutional framework for understanding and promoting sustainability across all program areas and divisions. The Team engages in both internal capacity building and strategic external educational programming.

University of Wisconsin - Extension
Sustainability Team
Capacity Center

Featured Resources




Toward a Sustainable Community:
A Toolkit for Local Government
Volume 2



Toward a Sustainable Community:
A Toolkit for Local Government
Volume 1



Building a More Sustainable Future in Wisconsin:
Findings and Recommendations from the

2010 Sustainable Communities Public Policy Forum

The University of  Wisconsin - Extension Sustainability Team established and maintains this website to provide resources for local governments, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals interesting in building their capacity to engage in sustainable community development. While the site focuses on community-based sustainability efforts in Wisconsin, and eco-municipalities in particular, it also provides other resources in the areas of economic development, planning and land use, energy and climate change, agriculture and natural resources, consumer choices, and community stories. The site’s Tool Box provides additional resources related to a range of topics and efforts connected to community sustainability.

Archived News Items


Return to Capacity Center

Tool Box



Sustainability Team Information


Contact Sustainability Team:



This site hosted at the University of Wisconsin - Superior