ReFresh Milwaukee is the official Sustainability Plan for the City of Milwaukee. It provides a vision for community sustainability over the next 10 years and seeks to make Milwaukee a world class eco-city and the Fresh Coast Capital of North America. Refresh Milwaukee outlines strategies and targets in each of eight issue areas. The City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO) (formerly Office of Environmental Sustainability) is charged with implementing the plan in partnership with other city agencies and community partners. All residents, businesses, and community partners have a stake in helping to Refresh Milwaukee!

First published in July, 2013, ReFresh Milwaukee was granted approval by the Milwaukee Common Council in Council File #131035.



What makes ReFresh Milwaukee unique, and the recommendations quite poignant, is the fact that residents set the direction of this planning effort.

Mayor Tom Barrett

Milwaukee is already a national leader in environmental sustainability. ReFresh Milwaukee outlines the next steps in Milwaukee’s evolution to becoming a world class eco-city.

Sustainability Director Erick Shambarger