Wisconsin communities tell their stories

More than 25 Wisconsin communities have declared themselves to be “ecomunicipalities”, embracing sustainability principles intended to guide them to make decisions which build community, provide for people’s needs, and at the same time, safeguard the natural systems on which we depend. At the level of city, county and region, people have come together to talk about the […]

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Whose job is it, anyway?

It’s funny how things bump into each other. Conversations I’ve had recently took me back to Hällefors, Sweden. A number of these conversations were sparked by a newspaper article in the Wausau Daily Herald. It was not only the content of the article that started some grumbling, also that the newspaper reported on an event that they created.

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Moving from steel to meals

…the town inhabitants watched as their steel mill was dismantled, piece by piece, to be shipped to China. Loss of the mill started a massive exodus.
The community started a conversation about their future which involved all sectors: elected, business, schools, youth, public entities. But how to move this forward?

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