Sustainability

Welcome!


The goal of the city’s sustainability initiatives is to “meet community needs and aspirations and best optimize the unique nature of the community without compromising the well-being of future generations.” 

The climate crisis poses an immense threat to our present and future. We cannot and will not wait to combat it. In this fight, sustainability across all sectors of our city is of the utmost importance. As stated in Middleton’s Comprehensive plan, “Middleton will respond to disruptive changes in our climate, ecological, and social systems in ways that connect us to an emerging future rather than by reacting against the patterns of the past – which can mean perpetuating systems that are not sustainable (structural racism, ecological destruction, and profit-oriented decision-making that does not protect people’s and the environment’s well-being).” We must understand and act upon the intersectionality of sustainability by promoting healthy community, protecting our natural environment, improving accessibility, addressing systemic and practiced inequities, and amplifying the voices of marginalized communities in pursuit of lasting environmental, social, and economic justice.

The Middleton Sustainability Committee meets once a month (typically on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm) and is charged with making policy recommendations to the Middleton Common Council pertaining to environmental sustainability. The committee also organizes community events, such as the Clean & Green Middleton recycling event and the LED lightbulb exchange event. Please feel free to peruse the links on this page and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.

Kelly Hilyard, MLA 
khilyard@cityofmiddleton.us
Sustainability Coordinator
Staff liaison to the Sustainability Committee

Awards and Achievements

​Plans and Resolutions

The Middleton Sustainability Committee is excited to share the draft "Sustainable City Plan" for review and comment by the public. This is the first update of the plan since it was originally published in 2010.

The new plan focuses on actions that the Sustainability Committee and city staff can take over the next three years to move Middleton closer to achieving the goals of Resolution 2018-32, “Resolution to Address Global Warming through Clean Energy.” Most of the actions in the draft plan are from the Green City chapter of the 2021 Comprehensive Plan.

We’re asking the public to provide feedback on the draft plan throughout the month of June 2022. Middleton residents are welcome to attend one of our public input sessions: June 23 at the Library, lower-level meeting room at 6:30pm and/or June 27 virtually via zoom.us at 6:30pm. Meeting ID: 843 5263 0400   Passcode: 502162

We’re also accepting feedback through an online poll using Polco until June 30, 2022. Polco Survey Link

The deadline for submitting comments is June 30. The Sustainability Committee will review the comments received at our meeting on July 18 and present a final version to the Common Council for approval in August.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to review the Sustainable City Plan. Please contact Kelly Hilyard, Middleton Sustainability Coordinator, if you have any questions. khilyard@cityofmiddleton.us



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Sustainability Pictured Around Middleton


Powerful 5MW solar garden at Middleton Municipal Airport