Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center
Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. Our staff research the issues, educate the public, and win tangible results.
Investigating problems and crafting solutions.
Clean energy future. Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center has developed a strong policy case for the state to pursue a clean energy future. Through a series of research reports, the organization has documented the state’s untapped potential to generate energy from wind, solar and clean biomass, along with using energy more efficiently. We have educated more than 50,000 citizens in the last three years through our large-scale citizen outreach efforts. In addition, we organized a series of town hall meetings to educate citizens and policy-makers about the potential Wisconsin has to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and pursue a clean energy future.
Educating the public and making our voices heard
Clean water. Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center is playing a leading role educating Wisconsinites about the threat of runoff pollution and the policy solutions needed to address it. In 2009, the organization issued a series of fact sheets documenting runoff pollution from residential lawns and golf courses. The state subsequently adopted a new law aimed at addressing the problem. Currently, we are running a large-scale citizen outreach campaign knocking on doors throughout the state educating citizens about the ways that pollution from agriculture, sewers and roads harms lakes and streams through algae blooms, sediment and weeds.
The Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center would like to thank the RE-AMP Strategic Action Fund, the Brico Fund and the Energy Foundation for supporting our work in fiscal year 2011.
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Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center gratefully accepts bequests, beneficiary designations of IRAs and life insurance, and gifts of securities to support our work. Your gift will assure that we can continue to protect Wisconsin's air, water and open space for future generations.