Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on WI Climate Change

This is a nice overview of how the state was impacted by extreme weather events in 2012:  Climate Change is here, even if election skipped it.  To learn more about climate change in Wisconsin, visit the Wisconsin initiative on Climate Change Impacts.

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EPA removes “non-attainment” designation of 6 SE WI counties

On July 31, 2012 the US Environmental Protection Agency determined that Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Washington, and Waukesha Counties have attained the 1997 8-hour ozone standard and most of the region has also attained the 2008 8-hour ozone standard. This is important good news for manufacturers and point sources of ozone in those counties which […]

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New Refrigerator and Freezer Recycling

WI Focus on Energy has just announced a new program in which they will come to your house to pick up working, older refrigerators and freezers for recycling.  You will receive $30 for each appliance (limit 2 per customer per year).  This is a fantastic opportunity to get rid of appliances that are costing you […]

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Printable Air Quality Publication

“Fond du Lac County Action for Air Quality” is complete.  This publication describes all of the ways that air quality matters locally and includes notes about actions manufacturers and groups like the Asthma Coalition are taking to improve it.  If you would like hard copies of this publication, contact our office about how many you […]

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Waupun Library

Intern Finds Energy Savings for City of Waupun

The City of Waupun has the potential to save significantly on energy costs through some simple adjustments to facilities and employee actions, according to UW-Extension Pollution Prevention Intern Alysa Bradley who reported on her findings to the Common Council Tuesday night. “Lighting is an area where little adjustments would make a big difference all over […]

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Waupun Energy Walk

Waupun Director of Public Works Dick Flynn, UW-Extension Pollution Prevention Intern Alysa Bradley, Focus on Energy Advisor Jeff McCarthy, and I took a behind the scenes look at some of the municipal buildings in Waupun to learn more about lighting, utilities, and ways to reduce costs. Here’s the pictures of our June 22 tour.   […]

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DNR Changes AQ Updates

As of today, the Wisconsin DNR will no longer issue Air Quality Watches for ozone or particle pollution. Fond du Lac County UW-Extension will continue to alert subscribers of the Healthy Air, Healthy Us blog when air quality is forecast to be unhealthy for sensitive groups in our area (orange on the AQ index).

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Borrow a Watt Meter

Watt meters are now available for patrons to check out at most of the area libraries (see below).  A watt  meter monitors home energy usage. LIBRARY ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER (920) METERS AVAILABLE LENGTH OF CHECK OUT Brandon 117 E. Main St. 346-2350 1 2 weeks Campbellsport 220 S. Helena 533-8534 1 2 weeks Fond du […]

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Weatherization Assistance

Wisconsin residents who qualify for energy assistance can also apply for the Weatherization Program to make houses and apartments more energy-efficient and reduce utility costs. Learn more about the Wisconsin Weatherization Assistance Program administered in Fond du Lac County by ADVOCAP.

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