Contact us: 608-259-1000 or friends@1kfriends.org

Mission & Vision

Mission:

We promote land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.

Vision:

1000 Friends of Wisconsin was created in 1996 by a group of academics and environmentalists with the primary focus of promoting legislation that led to Wisconsin’s Smart Growth Comprehensive Planning Law.

Over the years we have continued to work to defend the law but also to expand our mission to the many issues that are associated with land use policies and activities that advance healthy communities, positive economic outcomes and environmental benefits in Wisconsin.

Our goal is to help people make the connection between sound land use and transportation decisions which lead to a healthier, cleaner environment. In addition to informing and educating both elected officials and citizens, one of our main objectives is to listen and respond to their concerns. We are committed to applying a racial equity lens to all our programming and operations.