Green & Healthy Schools Grant
Green & Healthy Schools Grant
/ May 10, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Press Release “Making Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools” Receives Wisconsin Environmental Education Board Grant Madison, WI – May 10, 2013 – The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB) has awarded Cool Choices a $10,000 grant for its Making Cool Choices in Green & Healthy Schools program. Cool Choices, a nonprofit promoting environmentally sustainable practices,…

Talk About Results!
Talk About Results!
/ April 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

How much do people save just by changing their behavior? Do savings persist after the game? Whenever we talk about our employee engagement efforts people ask about outcomes. That’s great! Cool Choices believes changing practices helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions – so we have a responsibility to prove it. The Energy Center of Wisconsin recently…

The Convincers
The Convincers
/ October 4, 2012 0 COMMENTS

“I convinced my family to carpool.” “I got my dad to start recycling.” Cool Choices is in the midst of an amazing partnership with some marvelous teachers at Waunakee High School.  The teachers—along with students on their green team—are leading an effort to change commuting habits at the high school.  And, along the way, they…

Using Stories to Achieve Sustainability
/ February 23, 2012 0 COMMENTS

And then, while we were in the other room there was this big THUMP and three clowns… We communicate in stories.  We tell stories that help us make sense of the world.  Our stories reflect our perspectives and also our priorities.  Some of the people you know can make every story funny; for others all…

Hold a Potluck the Environmentally Sustainable Way!
/ January 19, 2012 0 COMMENTS

Cool Choices presents opportunities for individuals to use their own imagination and offer innovative ways to be more environmentally sustainable.  Integrating opportunities to be creative into our games is a fun way to keep sustainability efforts fresh.  In MyEnvision, the game we are playing currently with Gundersen Lutheran Health System, the team at one regional…