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Central Library green roof

Madison Central Library's rooftop features a green roof, solar panels and a small outdoor patio area. The library is hosting a public comment session Wednesday to come up with ideas on driving Madison to be a 100 percent renewable energy community.

Do you have ideas on how Madison can get to using 100 percent renewable energy and drop the carbon footprint to zero?

The city is holding a community discussion Wednesday night at the Central Library to toss around as many ideas as possible to look at how the city will be powered in the future.

The talkabout will start at 6 p.m. in Room 302 at the library, 201 W. Mifflin St.

27 Storm Track meteorologist Bob Lindmeier will be at the event, to share his thoughts on climate change and how it affects us locally, nationally and globally.

The event is part of the Madison 100 percent Renewable Energy Study.

Residents are also invited to submit their ideas online by taking part in a survey on sustainable and environmentally friendly ideas, at

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Bill Novak is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.