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Help Create a Sustainable Community Tuesday, October 25: How To Build A Sustainable Community Find out what sustainable community development is and why we need it. Discover how sustainable community development can be driven from a grassroots level. Learn about the eco-municipality movement and see examples from Wisconsin’s Chequamegon Bay area. Where: Mid-State Technical College Auditorium, Wis. Rapids Campus, Building L When: Tuesday, October 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. (1-hour presentation followed by Q&A) Cost: Free! No registration necessary.

Wednesday, October 26: Creating Communities that Thrive This session gets down to the business of fostering sustainable behavior in our community by discussing local sustainability obstacles and opportunities. Participants will create a community vision for sustainable change by participating in a World Café format. Where: Hotel Mead When: Wednesday, October 26 from 8 a.m.-noon Cost: $15 — Includes full breakfast. Registration is necessary. Register online at or call 715.423.1830 to RSVP by October 21.

Your presenters: Larry MacDonald: Larry is mayor of Bayfield, WI, one of the nation’s first eco-municipalities. He’ll share examples of efforts that Bayfield has undertaken to reach their community preservation and sustainability goals.

Steve Sandstrom: Steve owns Pinehurst Inn in Bayfield, a Travel Green certified bed and breakfast. He serves as a Town of Bayfield supervisor and taught at Northland College while completing his Masters degree in Sustainable Community Development.

Sponsored by: Citizens for a Clean, Green & Welcoming Community and League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area

Creating a Sustainable Community