Welcome to Coulee Partners for Sustainability

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Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS) is a group of La Crosse, Wisconsin area residents who are interested in promoting lifestyles that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just. We support the proposition that society must meet its current needs, but that it must not diminish the ability of future generations to meet their needs. CPS formed in the spring of 2007 and is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

We support use of the Natural Step Framework as a way to achieve sustainable lifestyles. This framework was adopted by the City and County of La Crosse in 2007. In 2009, both the City and County adopted sustainability master plans that will help our local governments and communities start implementing this framework. Other municipalities in Wisconsin have also recently adopted the Natural Step framework.

The Natural Step framework includes these objectives:

  • Reduce dependence on fossil fuels, metals, and minerals.
  • Reduce production of manufactured substances that accumulate in nature.
  • Reduce encroachment upon nature.
  • Meet human needs fairly and efficiently.

CPS members will be engaged in various community activities, including:

  • Educating the community about sustainable lifestyles.
  • Fostering and show-casing sustainable business practices.
  • Promoting the availability and use of locally grown foods.
  • Supporting formation of networks and neighborhood groups that adopt sustainable practices.

Find sustainability related events on our Sustainability Calendar.


NEW!  Map of Sustainability Related Locations in the La Crosse Area

Map of sustainability locations in the La Crosse, WI areaCoulee Partners for Sustainability has worked with former UW-La Crosse student and City of La Crosse intern Jayme Stone (thanks for all of your hard work Jayme!) to create a map of sustainability related locations in the La Crosse area. The Kane Street Garden, UW-L’s Centennial Hall and the Myrick Hixon EcoPark are just a few of the locations highlighted with short descriptions in this two-page PDF document. Download your own PDF copy of the La Crosse sustainability locations map today!


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Coulee Partners for Sustainability is a Northwest Earth Institute Partner