2020 - Local Victory

Green Bay Area Public School District Board passes clean energy resolution

In 2019, the City of Green Bay had already been committed to 100 percent clean energy. At that time, there was only one school district in the state committed to reaching the same goal.

That's when members of the Green Bay Area Public School District's board saw an opportunity to better serve their students, and entire community, by making their own commitment. The district had already made significant strides in reducing their carbon footprint and wanted to progress even further toward clean energy.

For six months, Wisconsin Conservation Voters worked hand-in-hand with the school board, GBAPSD administration, and the community to write a 100 percent clean energy resolution. It would become the most comprehensive clean energy resolution for a school district in the state.

Wisconsin Conservation Voters' members and activists jumped into action by contacting school board members to urge them to support the resolution. GBAPS voted unanimously to commit to 100 percent clean energy and carbon neutrality by 2050.