Sustainability Plan

The Village's Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee is currently working on the development of a Sustainability Plan for the Village of McFarland. The creation of this plan is meant to contain a guiding vision, measurable objectives, and targeted strategies (plans of action) intended to help the Village practically implement ideas for operating more efficient and sustainable. The planning process will include opportunities for the public to participate in the creation of the plan through public meetings, focus groups, and a community survey.

TAKE THE SURVEY.  A Community Survey regarding the Sustainability Plan will be available May 3rd through May 27th.

Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee Meetings

The Ad-Hoc Sustainability Committee typically meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m.  Please visit the Agendas, Minutes, and Packets page for more information regarding upcoming meetings.

February 11, 2021 Public Visioning Meeting Presentation (PDF)

February 11, 2021 Public Visioning Meeting Results (PDF)

April 26, 2021 Village Board Presentation (PDF)

Wisconsin Green Tier Legacy Communities Program & Sustain Dane

On September 14, 2020, the Village Board adopted Resolution #2020-16 approving participation in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Green Tier Legacy Community Program. The mission of the Green Tier program is to help communities across the state of Wisconsin move continuously toward a sustainable future through initiatives that promote environmental stewardship, economic growth, public health, and social equity. Also in September the Village joined Sustain Dane. Sustain Dane’s mission is to inspire, connect, and support people to accelerate sustainable actions for community wellbeing. The missions of these organizations align with the purpose of the Sustainability Committee. Participation in these organizations provide motivation, structure, support, and educational resources to aid the Committee’s efforts to study ways to improve sustainability within the Village and to take on actions that may not otherwise happen without the support gained through these agencies. The Green Tier program also provides additional benefits to the Village including receiving prioritization in applying for certain DNR grants and streamlining in certain DNR permitting processes through gaining access to a DNR staff liaison.