Celebrating Local Sustainability

Join us as we continue the tradition of Coulee Partners for Sustainability in recognizing and celebrating organizations or individuals who have inspired sustainable action within our community.

In honor of the awards 10th year, the Sustainability Institute opened the nomination process to our supporters and community members. The Sustainability Institute Executive Board will vote on these nominations and winners will be announced in advance of the Inspiring Sustainability Awards event slated to occur in November.

Inspiring Sustainability Awards
Nov 10, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location is TBD


2010 CPS Recognition

Tom Thompson - For his contribution to the 2009 Earth Fair.
Jenn & John Parsneau - For Greenlacrosse.com

2011 CPS Recognition
Dorothy Lenard and Jai Johnson - For bringing The Natural Step philosophy to the La Crosse city and county. The city and county of La Crosse were the first to adopt resolutions to become Eco-municipalities in Wisconsin thanks to their efforts.

2012 CPS Recognition
Barb & Don Frank  - Recognized for their many years of commitment and service to preserve and protect the land and that surrounds the La Crosse community.
Chris Schneider  - Recognized for his efforts to educate the community about hybrid technology and founder of La Crosse Green Drinks.

2013 CPS Recognition
Guy Wolf  - Recognized in the Midwest as a tireless community organizer, activist, environmentalist and educator.
Hank Koch  - La Crosse County Director of Solid Waste Department that oversaw the first publicly owned solid waste disposal system to join Wisconsin innovative Green Tier program.

2014 CPS Recognition
Lee Rasch - For leadership at Western Technical College
Marilyn Pedretti - For her commitment to a sustainable lifestyle
Vicki Miller - For work on the Earth Fair, CPS, Hillview Urban Ag.

2015 CPS Recognition

Todd Hoffman, Garden Coordinator at the Kane Street Community Garden

Kevin Fisk, LaxPrints - Solar powered building and business

2016 CPS Recognition

Chuck Lee - For La Crosse River Marsh Coalition, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Biodiversity Task Force, CARS – Citizens Acting for Rail Safety

Josh & Mary Larson, owners of Full Circle Supply

2017 CPS Recognition

Alan Stankevitz - Daycreek.com - Cordwood building & living a more self-sufficient lifestyle / iwishicouldfly.com web site devoted to bird photography and cinematography

CARS – Citizens Acting for Rail Safety - Grassroots organization that works with citizens and public officials to achieve a rail transportation that respects health, safety, and quality-of-life.

Grow La Crosse - For school gardens & summer classes programming development

2018 SI Recognition

YMCA Food Forest

Empire Screen Printing - For their innovation green printing technology with UV light

2019 SI Recognition

Superior Fresh - For an industry leading aquaponics facility that uses state of the art technology and ecologically sound water conservation practices to provide the freshest and most healthy leafy greens and fish year-round.  

Kahya Fox - For her strong involvement in the Renew program, leading the Neighbor’s day event, and this year partnered with the Marsh clean up to expand outreach to volunteers in cleaning up our community. Kahya is a driving force of volunteerism in the La Crosse area.



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