State Lead by Example


OSCE launched State Lead by Example as an implementation initiative, to ensure that all State of Wisconsin agencies are collaboratively working toward meeting statewide emissions goals, by setting a baseline and then tracking energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and setting reduction goals. 

Statewide goals currently include: 

  • Ensure the state is fulfilling the carbon reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord (26-28% below 2005 by 2025). 
  • Develop energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy standards for all new and existing state facilities, office buildings and complexes. 
  • Accelerate new and existing policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy deployment at the state level.​ 
This effort is supported by the recently published Governor's Task Force on Climate Change Report​ (Recommendation #11 - State Lead by Example).  

In addition to GHG reductions, this initiative will include: 
  • Energy consumption reduction
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Transitioning the fleet to clean fuels and zero-emission vehicles
  • Reducing solid waste
  • Reducing water consumption 

The project will identify and analyze available state agency data to help inform decision making and goal setting.