Sustain Dane

is the sustainability organization

of Dane County.

Now Happening

Sustain Dane Summit

This year our theme is Decade to Deliver. 2020 marks the beginning of a decade where we must accelerate our actions to deliver results on holistic sustainability: a healthy environment, a just economy, and social wellbeing for all. Our program of meaningful speakers and conversations with participants will focus on global solutions and local actions we can take to create a more thriving, equitable, and resilient community. 

Winter is Alive!

Call for Artists

Winter is Alive! is a multi-disciplinary project fusing art and inspiration to celebrate a future where we collaborate to increase environmental stewardship, to reduce climate change, and to create inclusive communities where people and nature thrive together. Program will take place from February 12 to March 7, 2021. Proposals due December 7. The project will follow Public Health’s Forward Dane plan for a COVID-19 safe plan. Art will be installed and available for viewing independently and at a social distance from others. There will be no planned gathering or events. A virtual component will allow participation remotely as well. Proposals due December 7.

Upcoming Programs

Dec 08
Green Team Roundtable
StartingBlock Madison - 821 East Washington Avenue 3rd floor POP Room, Madison, WI 53703

Sustainability Stories

Congratulations! Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) recognized Mark Richardson, President at Unfinished Business, CEO at GigBlender, and Sustain Dane board member, with the 2020 Liesel Blockstein Community Leadership Award. Joie Zhang, Architectural Associate at Flad Architects and Sustain Dane intern, received a CSW Backyard Hero Award.

TetraPAKMAN is a local Madison artist who facilitates community-powered collaborative art projects to address environmental and climate change issues. His latest project “WAKE UP!” visualized the data of the Keeling Curve,  the scientific documentation of rising CO2 levels over time, onto bedsheets because of their significance as a place of rest and dreaming. 

Celebrate Plastic Free July, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution. Plastics make up a considerable portion of our waste streams and by taking individual and community action, we can make a difference in the amount of waste we produce.