Environment


CLEAN GREEN ACTION LISTS 2018 PROJECTS

Clean Green Action (CGA). a local nonprofit environmental group, is beginning its 11th year of working on projects that focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact. In 2018 Clean Green Action will continue to build on past successes while adding some new projects.New projects for 2018 include:Monarch Encouragement – This collboative effort between municipalities, the county and local organizations promotes pollinator gardens through education and action.Groundwater/Surfacewater Forum – Clean Green Action has committed to sponsoring an educat...

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CLEAN GREEN ACTION LISTS 2018 PROJECTS

Clean Green Action (CGA). a local nonprofit environmental group, is beginning its 11th year of working on projects that focus on sustainability and reducing environmental impact. In 2018 Clean Green Action will continue to build on past successes while adding some new projects.New projects for 2018 include:Monarch Encouragement – This collboative effort between municipalities, the county and local organizations promotes pollinator gardens through education and action.Groundwater/Surfacewater Forum – Clean Green Action has committed to sponsoring an educat...

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Demonstration, February 27: Demand Further Soil Tests on Thomas Street

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Middle Wisconsin will be in attendance at the event below. We hope you are, too! There has rarely been such a sustained citizen-driven effort on a Wausau policy issue or project.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Concerned citizens are invited to gather on the sidewalk in front of City Hall steps to demand further environmental testing of the neighborhood’s surface soils. This will take place at 5:30pm in front of 407 Grant Street in Wausau.Elevated Dioxin Levels in Soils Recently Identified:  In February, private ...

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A Tale of Two Trails

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness....” Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Citiesfolks who like to hike. They both help attract visitors and boost tourism. The Lake Superior Trail runs north from Jay Cook State Park along the north shore of Lake Superior. The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCNST) crosses far northern Wisconsin on its way from New York to North Dakota.This is a story of these two trails and efforts to combine them. But it is also a story of the difficulty of getting ...

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PEOPLE OVER PIPELINES

A movement is growing across the country as communities are opposing proposed pipelines that offer more risks than benefits.From North Dakota to Minnesota, tribes are calling for their sovereignty, hunting and gathering rights, and their treaty rights to be upheld. Landowners from Georgia to Virginia to Nebraska are standing up for their property rights and opposing eminent domain for oil pipelines. Faith leaders, concerned community members, environmentalists, climate activists, and more are all standing together.Here in Wisconsin, Enbridge is moving forward ...

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Smart Houses, Dumb People

“That man is richest who's pleasures are the cheapest.” Henry David ThoreauThe world of technology is constantly changing. Change can be hard on many folks especially us old duffers. I may be a curmudgeon but I am not a complete Luddite. I know that many of the gadgets that clutter our lives are useful. Some of them even make life better. But sometimes I think many technological “advances” happen only because we can. Because microchips can do lots of stuff we feel a need to do lots of stuff with them. Whether any one wants, needs, uses, (or even has time to ...

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