Community Resources

Monona hopes to empower residents with the knowledge, skills, tools, and attitudes to create a sustainable future. Click on one of the topics below to learn more on how you can integrate sustainability into your lifestyle!

Community Partners

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center (ALNC) is a great resource right in the City of Monona for families and community members to connect with nature both indoors and out. ALNC offers a wide variety of education programming including pre-school programs, summer camps, school field trips, scout and home-school programs, and teacher training workshops.

For more information on the Aldo Leopold Nature Center,click here

Aldo Leopold Nature Center

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 TerraCycle is a U.S. company that works with more than 100 major brands in the        United States and overseas to collect the used packaging from their products that is      typically difficult to recycle through municipal programs and otherwise destined for        landfills. It re-purposes that waste into new, innovative materials and products that are  available online at terracycle.com and through major retailers.

Winnequah Elementary School has partnered with TerraCycle to collect items such as chip bags, drink pouches, cereal bags, and hair care packaging. For each item they collect and send, the school is rewarded a number of points that are redeemable for a small cash reward. For a full list of items being collected, please click here.

Winnequah families can send these items to school with their children and now these same items can be dropped off at the Monona Public Library. Look for more drop-off sites throughout Monona in the near future.


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The Natural Step Monona

The Natural Step Monona is a grassroots organization made up of people working to make our lives and our community more sustainable - environmentally, economically, and socially - by using the Natural Step framework.

The Natural Step Monona has spearheaded the creation of the sustainability sections at the library as well as coordinated the Green Tuesdays and Thursdays program. To learn more about these programs and the Natural Step, please click here.

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Habitat ReStore

Working in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, the Habitat ReStore sells donated building materials to the general public for 50-90% off retail price. They accept new or gently used building materials, fixtures, tools, and supplies. For more information on Habitat ReStore, click here.


Green Tier Legacy Communities

The City of Monona has been a Green Tier Legacy Community since 2012. The Green Tier mission 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. To learn more about our Green Tier Legacy Program, click here.

The Children's Renewable Energy Booklet

This booklet provides kids of all ages with information on renewable energy and energy conservation that is paired with coloring pages, mazes, and fun word games to keep them entertained while they learn.

You can view or download the book here.