Madison, Wisconsin and several other progressive municipalities in the state are coordinating their efforts through the North American Eco-Municipality Movement to help cities and towns throughout Wisconsin embrace sustainability strategically.

In 2006, Sustain Dane and 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, the two local non-profits, arranged for The Natural Step Canada to provide sustainability training for senior City of Madison employees. The training involved Sustainability: Step by Natural Step, our award-winning eLearning course followed by two in-person workshops with assigned homework in between.

These workshops led to the development of ten pilot projects to implement The Natural Step Framework into City operations. The Mayor of Madison is highly committed and once the initial projects have been completed, the City will identify new projects for the future.

For more on Madison or the North American Eco-Municipality Movement, read the case studies.