Sustainable Monona 

Mission Statement

Sustainability in everything we do. 

The City of Monona is a leader in environmental sustainability, and believes that a commitment to the environment is crucial to having a flourishing community. Having sustainability in mind while supporting the ecological, economic, and social needs of our community ensures that we will not deplete or minimize the resources of future generations.

  1. Clean Energy
  2. Recycling
  3. Forestry Fund
  4. Bike Friendly Community

Monona Is on the Move to Clean Energy!

Monona residents are eligible for the 2021 Dane County Solar Group Buy

Monona residents interested in solar arrays for their homes are eligible for a group buy option through Legacy Solar Co-op this year. Participating in a group buy can help reduce solar costs and simplify the process for residents! To learn more about it, consider attending the Dane County Solar Group Buy webinar on April 13, 2021. DCGB flyer Opens in new window

Monona’s Sustainability Committee wants to help residents learn more about how they can be more energy efficient and invest in clean energy. Check out the flyer below for more information about programs that can help you save energy and money!Clean Energy Campaign Insert JPEG Opens in new window
Interested in solar energy for your home?

In 2021, Dane County residents are eligible for two different Solar Group Buy options. One is with MadiSUN and the other is through Legacy Solar Co-op. Group buys often allow homeowners to get better solar rates, and can make the process easier! Learn more about both programs here.

2020 Sustainability Dashboard

Each year, the City analyzes its energy, water, transportation and waste data to track progress towards goals like those outlined in the 100% Clean Energy Resolution. Check out the 2020 Dashboard below to see how the city made progress last year. 

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2019 Sustainability Dashboard

2018  Sustainability Dashboard

Projects

Sustainability Champions

The Sustainability Committee, Monona Community Media and students from MG21 collaborated to record stories from Monona resident who have taken on sustainable projects in their homes. Featured projects include solar panels, home energy audits, and event a LEED Platinum certified home! Explore them all on the Sustainability Champions story map. 

Leaf Management: Adopt a Storm Drain Project
Degrading leaves, left unattended during the fall season, produce phosphorous that contaminates our lakes. Preventing leaves from entering our storm drains keeps our water cleaner and healthier. To adopt your storm drain, visit our web page!

100% Clean Energy Resolution
In March 2019, the City Council approved a resolution to pursue 100% clean energy to satisfy all municipal and community demand by 2040 and 2050, respectively. The resolution addresses issues of climate change and resiliency, along with the economic benefits of transitioning to renewables.