Monday, February 12, 2007

Milwaukee County Could Go Greener

Milwaukee County's Board of Supervisors will take the its first formal step Tuesday towards making green, sustainable programming a foundation of official county policy.

Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic will introduce a resolution to set the county on a greener path, and will also discuss it at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow at the Pulaski Park Indoor Pool Lobby, 2701 S. 16th St. For you out-of-towners, that's on Milwaukee's south side.

News of Dimitrijevic's effort is being circulated, among others, by the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, and a group about which you may not be aware - - the Milwaukee County Conservation Coalition, or MCCC.

That's one of the grassroots organizations that helped prevent the Milwaukee lakefront from becoming a parking for the USS Des Moines.

The MCCC also works on park system improvements and other land conservation initiatives in Milwaukee County- - activities that also go on tirelessly statewide through local preservation and volunteer activities that rarely get adequate publicity or appreciation.

Now here's where the alphabet soup of Milwaukee environmental organizations' names and acronyms gets a little confusing: MCCC is a partner in something called the Milwaukee Environmental Consortion, or MEC.

Best advice: Check out the MEC here and use it for more information about MCCC and all the issues these groups are pursuing.

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