Archive for January 2019

Active, Accessible and Safe Community

3 people posing by a bike in Green Bay

Active, Accessible and Safe Community Community Story Wello received the WI Active Together designation in January of 2019 in recognition of our work to grow an active, connected community for residents of all ages and abilities and commitment to continue. Highlights of this work that led to the designation include mediating an agreement to make…

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One small stretch of road, one giant leap for well-being

two kids biking on trail

One small stretch of road, one giant leap for well-being Community Story Once a relative backroad, in less than a decade Hoffman Road has transformed into an important thruway to the new residential, retail and dining developments on the east side.  And not just for cars. Safety concerns began to surface to the Greater Green…

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Steps Toward a Walkable Green Bay

mother and two sons corssing street on cross walk

Steps Toward a Walkable Green Bay Community Story After helping identify and apply for state-level funds to support the creation of a Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS) Safe Routes to School Program, Wello participated in the development of the City of Green Bay’s Bike/Pedestrian Plan. This major step forward ensures future bike/pedestrian safety,…

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Tons of Local Produce on Lunch Trays

Boy with apple during school lunch hour

Tons of Local Produce on Lunch Trays Community Story Wello secured grant funding from the USDA to purchase a Robot Coupe for Green Bay Are Public Schools, with the goal of increasing capacity to process local, fresh produce. The Robot Coupe resulted in two bulk processing events that brought together food service staff across Brown…

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Year Round Access to the Fox River Trail

woman and man running on a snowy trail in the winter

Year Round Access to the Fox River Trail Community Story In January 2017, Brown County, the cities of Green Bay and De Pere and the Village of Allouez passed a collaborative agreement to make the Fox River Trail accessible year-round by removing snow in the winter months as a result of an advocacy campaign led…

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Everybody On the Bus!

women on a city bus

Everybody On the Bus! Community Story Based on our belief that a thriving public transit system is essential for active living and equitable prosperity, Wello assisted in the creation of a collaborative agreement between Green Bay Metro Transit and Green Bay Area Public Schools to allow students to ride city busses free of charge. This…

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Schools as Food Systems

4 children in a school garden showing off carrots

Schools as Food Systems Community Story Spurred on by classroom lessons and inspired by local family farms with new growing methods, a whole generation of students is learning the critical importance of sustainable food systems. And an increasing number of our area schools are embracing available tools to become active participants through the school food…

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Farm to School: Innovative Learning

young girl eating lunch

Farm to School: Innovative Learning Community Story Since 2011, Wello’s evidence-based Farm to School initiative has impacted the health and well-being of more than 40,000 Brown County students. Classroom Farm to School lessons and school gardens empower children to make healthier food choices and be more active. In addition, Wello’s Farm to School Task Force…

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Well-Being & Nutrition: Local Food Resolutions

two women gardening

This month at Wello, our focus in on nutrition, which is one of the pillars that support physical  well-being. However, instead of adding our voices to the plethora of pundits advocating this or that diet plan, we’re zooming out a bit to look at the common thread that connects all of these diet patterns.  Despite…

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Resolve to Make 2019 a WINning Year

3 women showing 'w' with hands to show "Wello"

Happy New Year! We here at Wello are a little bored with making the same old New Year’s Resolutions to eat right, move more, spend less time on our screens, so on and so forth.  While personal resolutions are great, our organization is all about putting the “we” back in well-being, so it’s our New…

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