Cashton has a growing commitment to sustainability and a healthy environment.
Cashton has a tradition of household recycling and over the years, that has increased into larger scale efforts to build environmental sustainability into the fabric of the community. Programs like these contribute to the overall health and well-being of a community.
Wind Energies – Renewable Resource
Cashton is home to two large scale wind turbines for Wisconsin’s first community wind project. The $11 million renewable energy project is a collaborative effort of the Village of Cashton, Gundersen Health System (Envision) and Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers. Electricity generated from Cashton’s two commercial-scale turbines flow into the Cashton power grid. Through a renewable energy contract with the Upper Midwest Municipal Power Agency, the two companies will buy back energy to offset their footprints.
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers, in partnership with local townships, has sponsored a community wide electronics recycling event, designed for safe and environmentally sound e-recycling.
Paper Shred Event
The Bank of Cashton has sponsored a community wide paper shred event. This provides an opportunity for safe disposal of personally identifying information, helping to protect from identity thieves and efficiently recycling reams of paper.
Medication Recycling at Scenic Bluffs
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers maintains a permanent medication drop-box for public use. The drop-box, which is one of four in Monroe County, is available to the public during normal business hours at Scenic Bluffs in Cashton. Here, the community can discard unwanted medications, keeping them safe from the hands of others, as well as keeping water supplies clean.
Bank of Cashton
The Bank of Cashton is powered by geothermal energy and has an upstairs terrace, highlighting a green roof.
The region is home to several multi-acre solar farms, contributing energy to the local energy grid.