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Milwaukee Green Map

As Milwaukee's first bioregional map of green resources, activities, people and practices, the Milwaukee Green Map serves as an important benchmark to recognizing current green practices and imagining future growth.
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1915 East Belleview Place
Milwaukee , WI 53211
Contact Person: Matthew Groshek/Milwaukee Green Map Project
Phone: 414/962-4888
Fax: 414/962-4418
E-Mail: edlmg@execpc.com
Website: http://www.wisconline.com/greenmap/milwaukee/

Detailed Information:
Milwaukee's Green Map locates and makes visible ecologically and environmentally significant sites throughout Milwaukee County. The map provides a single vision of resources by showing the connections between natural, built and cultural features which, when combined, establish Milwaukee's progress towards a more sustainable place. Milwaukee's Green Map shows eco-resources within our region. Milwaukee's Green Map uses a standardized set of more than 100 icons common to the Green Map System in use worldwide. Each icon represents one piece of a community. Categories include natural sites, renewable resources, and green economic development. Specific icons identify community gardens, recycling locations, greenways, landfills, and organic produce suppliers, to name a few. With the completion of this map, it is hoped that a benchmark will be set to understand where we are in relation to the efforts and effects of many people on our environment. As a visual tool, it shows at a glance where the community has placed its resources for a more livable and sustainable place. It also helps with imagining the future, as a device to look forward, consider and act in a manner which can shape where we live. Site specific in practice, it provides an opportunity for local partnerships, information sharing and cooperation to physically impact where and how we live. A project for the future, Milwaukee's Green Map can inspire us to become a positive force in changing where we live. It is a powerful tool for imagining a greener future for our home place.

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