Have you ever wondered what sustainability projects and policies are already available to residents of Ashland? Take a look at this brochure that covers many easy and accessible ways to become more resource efficient.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the City, please email call 715-682-7041.If you would like to be more involved in City sustainability initiatives, get involved in our Sustainability Committee! Contact us to volunteer.

View more information on Citizen Sustainability (PDF).

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Farmer’s Market

Help us welcome back the Farmer’s Market to Chapple Ave for their 2020 season!

Market hours are 8AM until Noon every Saturday morning from June 13th until October 17th.

Also follow their Facebook page for updates.

25 x 25 Plan

In 2018 the City of Ashland recently partnered with the Northland College's Center for Rural Communities to create an energy independence plan. The 25 x 25 Plan's goal is to obtain 25% of the city's energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. 

Sustainability Updates

  • City Council voted to approve the purchase of 10kW of capacity from the Xcel Solar*Connect program. The production generated from this subscription will benefit the new fire station and produce 8% of their overall electricity needs
  • The Parks and Recreation Department recently received a grant to install public bike fix-it stations around town! Keep your eyes open for these in the coming months!
  • Site design for the new Police Station is being discussed with great stress on
    the sustainability aspects of the building. There is a push from both Mayor Lewis and Police Chief Jim Gregoire to incorporate solar panels and other energy reduction strategies.
  • Sustainability Committee! This committee will work to prioritize sustainability projects and initiatives, and organize workshops and educational resources.
  • City Council in discussion to participate in Xcel’s Solar*Connect Program
  • The city has distributed new mosaic trash and recycling cans picturing aspects of living in Ashland and near Lake Superior
  • Ashland’s Commuter Bicycle and Pedestrian Action Plan
  • Sol Smart Silver Designation
  • Sustainability Survey Results 2017 (PDF)
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Sol Smart

The City of Ashland is a Silver designated Sol Smart community. View the City’s Solar Statement (PDF) for more information about this partnership.

How You Help Make Ashland More Sustainable

How to Build Your Own Garden
Wisconsin produce calendar