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Well-being Projects Supporting our Community

Notes of well-being from our communities.

We believe that any community project worth doing is too big for one organization to tackle alone. That’s why Wello focuses on being the glue that brings our community together to create a well-being movement where the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. So, anywhere you see Wello in action, know we are not working alone. We are supported by subject experts, community advocates and seasoned non-profits across Greater Green Bay with their diverse perspectives and strengths.

GB Parks Rx

GB Parks Rx Community Story GB Parks Rx is a local, clinically based collaborative effort between the City of Green Bay, Prevea Health, Wello and the Wisconsin Beverage Association helping to prevent and reduce childhood obesity and encourage healthy lifestyles through increased connections to parks and recreation. Participants in the program fill out activity logs to document their activity and those logs can be…

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Well on Wheels

Well on Wheels Community Story Well On Wheels is a joint project between Wello and WE BIKE, etc. to explore the ties between well-being efforts in Green Bay and those blossoming across the country.  As our friends Tracy and Peter Flucke tackle a 5-month, 7000 mile cross-country tandem bike ride, Wello is following their progress, finding inspiration in the communities…

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Green Bay's Broadway Farmer's Market

Farmers’ Markets for All!

Farmers’ Markets for All! Community Story Wello brought together the partners and resources necessary for low-income individuals to use food assistance dollars (SNAP) at Green Bay farmers Markets. Each year, this initiative increases access to fresh, local foods for an estimated 2,000 low-income community members and generates more than $26,000 for local farmers. This program ensures all community members have…

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindfulness in the Classroom Community Story Stress and anxiety in our children and teens is increasing at an alarming rate.  Wello’s a system-level, capacity-building approach is helping schools implement mindfulness tools to support the social and emotional health of students.  With support from Leadership Green Bay in 2018, a Mindfulness Room was established at Washington Middle School (WMS) to build…

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3 people posing by a bike in Green Bay

Active, Accessible and Safe Community

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 the Fox River Trail accessible…

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

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 Bay Active Communities Alliance, a…

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Steps Toward a Walkable Green Bay

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, prioritizes infrastructure, and will provide…

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Tons of Local Produce on Lunch Trays

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 County school districts to prepare…

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Year Round Access to the Fox River Trail

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 by Wello. By utilizing a…

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Everybody On the 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 has huge long-term potential for…

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Schools as Food Systems

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 system. In Ashwaubenon, hyper-local food…

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Farm to School: Innovative Learning

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 works directly with school food…

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Equity and Inclusion at the Market

Equity and Inclusion at the Market Community Story In 2017, Wello partnered with the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County (ADRC) to connect aging and disabled populations to their local farmers markets. A Community Connector spent time engaging in small group education sessions and one-on-one chats at local senior housing centers. They educated seniors and individuals with disabilities…

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