Appleton joins others in Green Tier program

From the Appleton post Crescent

APPLETON — Homebuilder and land developer Leon Church learned years ago business growth and savings, and green initiatives are closely tied together.

So Church, an Appleton resident and Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.’s board president, is pleased a newly formed group that includes the city and WECC is taking a fresh approach to environmental problems in the state. Some say its work could set future standards, potentially reduce the burden on taxpayers and serve as a model nationally.

state Department of Natural Resources’ popular Green Tier program.

Others joining the charter are Bayfield, Fitchburg, Middleton and Weston. Other Madison-based organizations are 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Municipal Environmental Group Water Division and Center on Wisconsin Strategies.