Sustainability

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 don’t hesitate to email Sustainability or 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 the Farmer’s Market to Pearson Plaza for their 2018 season!

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 is working with the Center for Rural Communities at Northland College to provide an update on progress for the 25×25 Plan - a resolution for the City to obtain 25% renewable energy by 2025
  • 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 (PDF)
Ashland Farmers Market
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Empty Bike Rack
Plan Overview Poster
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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