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Milwaukee's Green Team Keeps City on Sustainable Path


In honor of the upcoming Earth Day, we hear about the City of Milwaukee’s sustainability program. Matt Howard is the Director of Environmental Sustainability for the City of Milwaukee. Dennis Grzezinski is senior staff counsel for Midwest Environmental Associates and one of the 14 members of the city’s Green Team. They spoke with Susan Bence.

The city marks Earth Day with a street party outside City Hall beginning at 11:00 this morning. To stay up to date on Milwaukee’s emerging sustainability plan, Matt Howard urges residents to check out this website and to learn just when the first public meetings will be held.

Susan Bence entered broadcasting in an untraditional way. After years of avid public radio listening, Susan returned to school and earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She interned for WUWM News and worked with the Lake Effect team, before being hired full-time as a WUWM News reporter / producer.