Although Willy Street Co-op has pursued sustainability since it was established, we recognize that there is certainly room for improvement, and local organizations with the expertise to help us. Willy Street Co-op - East applied to participate in the MPower Business Champions program this year and, we were accepted. (See other Champions here.) Sustain Dane administers the MPower Champion program in partnership with the U.S. EPA, The City of Madison, MG&E, Rapid Improvement Associates, Campos Comprehensive Engineering, Focus On Energy, and others.
MPower Business Champions is the first program in South-Central Wisconsin that systematically ensures businesses go green effectively and efficiently. Over one year, the MPower Champion program moves businesses from intention to implementation; reducing their use of energy, water, transportation and waste through completed projects, ultimately saving money.
We will report on our progress we make through this program and with the help of our Sustainability Committee. For information about ways we strive for sustainability at each of our sites, please see our Sustainable Practices page.