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A Tradition of Sustainability

September 15, 2010 - 10:00am


Evansville, Wis., has a rich tradition of wind energy dating back to the 1800s. The city’s first manufacturer - Baker Manufacturing Company - built windmills for farm pumps.

When Evansville decided to build a new high school, planners continued this heritage by installing a wind turbine to provide the campus power.

The city’s spirit of sustainability lives on through a series of energy upgrades partially funded by a $133,000 Energy Efficiency Block Grant (EECGB) it received from Wisconsin’s Office of Energy Independence.

In the video below, find out how this small town is saving thousands of dollars annually and making plans for its energy future.  

The video was created by Jim Arwood, an independent producer and former director of Arizona’s State Energy Office. View more of Arwood’s videos here.