Community-Based Education about the Environment
Citizens can apply an environmental stewardship perspective to any community development activity.
In Wisconsin, environmental stewardship is routinely ranked as a top education need whenever county leaders are asked to prioritize local issues. Elaine’s initiatives to strengthen Wisconsin adult’s understanding, appreciation, and skills included a biannual ENVIRONMENT catalog of short courses for adults; a multi-year Household Hazardous Waste community collection initiative; and resources to help communities inventory and analyze local environmental concerns: Community Environmental Assessment, Indoor Air Quality, and Healthy Homes. The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program was also initiated as part of this content area.
Competitive and invited national initiatives include Agua Pura; an EPA/USDA partnership study; and CES YES, a youth environmental stewardship initiative.
Initiatives in detail