Climate Change & Environment


Climate Change Defines Our Era

Imagine living where all the hard working citizens unnecessarily export almost $15 billion of their hard earned money out of state each and every year. Imagine what those folks could do with it if they kept that money right where they live: a better standard of living for all, better services and more local jobs to be sure. Of course, the folks I'm talking about are us.According to a Wisconsin State Energy Office report that's what we spend every year on the fossil fuels we heat and light our homes and fill our car's gas tanks with - resources we don't have and must ...

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IF A TREE DIES IN THE WOODS

If a tree dies in the woods does it make a sound? Does it tell us something? Should we be paying attention?My wife and I live in the woods. We are fortunate to have some nice mature trees on our property. Walking through the woods recently, I noticed a nice white pine had inexplicably died. It was a beautiful, healthy, 26 inch diameter tree, maybe 70 feet high. But this summer it died suddenly. Why? Everything dies. Nature is always in flux. Is this normal life and death? Or is this a harbinger of things to come?We don't know why this particular tree died. The most ...

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Celebrating Sustainability on Earth Day

Whether sustainability means keeping Earth's environment and climate healthy and stable for our well-being and that of all her living creatures, or whether sustainability means keeping our State and our Country competitive in the rapidly growing renewable energy economy – or both - Earth Day in Wausau has something for you. This Earth Day celebration is for everyone and people of all perspectives will be treated with respect. A healthy planet and a healthy economy benefit us all.From keynote speaker Scott Coenen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Conservative ...

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Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 18, 2018. This year’s focus is Ending Plastic Pollution. Single-use plastics are a growing menace to the health of our planet.The goal is to get rid of single-use plastics. Educate people about the health risks connected with the use and disposal of plastics, including pollution of our oceans, water and wildlife.Plastics poison and injure marine life. Plastics in our food disrupt human hormones. Earth Day 2018 promotes 100% recycling of plastics as well as alternatives to fossil-fuel based materials. Educate people worldwide to reject, reduce, ...

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The New People Environmental Summit


NORTHCENTRAL ORGANIZING COOPERATIVE

Monday, August 21 will be Launch of Green Jobs in Wausau. Join Citizen Action's North Central Organizing Cooperative for the launch of this exciting proactive campaign to directly address climate change, create green jobs, and protect our environment.Between Trump leaving the Paris Climate Accord, Walker's proposed Foxconn deal that damages the environment, it is clear that we need to be fighting for a future that protects the environment, that expands opportunity through green family-supporting jobs right here in Central WI and recognizes that Climate Change is real ...

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LOVE WATER, NOT OIL

This year the 5th annual Love Water Not Oil tour includes stops and events along the Enbridge pipeline route in Wisconsin. There will be three featured musical performers and maybe as many as 40 horseback riders from around the country. The schedule outline is below and more detailed information can be found at http://www.honorearth.org/lwno2017July 9th - Kick-off event in Madison, WI @Majestic Theater featuring Nahko, Annie Humphrey, Gingger ShankarPurchase Tickets online and RSVPDoors open @6PM - Show starts @7PM$25 Advanced | $30 at the doorJuly 10th ...

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ACTION ALERT: June 26, 5pm, Thomas St. Public Information Meeting (Phase II)

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Thomas Street Public Information Meeting, Monday, June 26, 5 to 6pm in City Hall Chambers at 407 Grant Street______________________Public Information Packet from City (Plans and Input/Comment Form):  http://www.ci.wausau.wi.us/Portals/0/Departments/Engineering/Documents/Thomas%20St%20-%20PIM%20Handout%20%206-26-17.pdfMarch 2017 Emails Stating DOT Will Not Expand Bridge - Service Life Possible to 2056:  http://thomasst.org/dot-states-no-thomas-street-bridge-expansion/______________________Stop the unnecessary destruction of a working-class Wausau neighor...

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Wisconsin in the News

The current wrecking crew in Madison offers a potpourri of bad policy, goofiness, and recipes for future problems. The only good news out of Madison is that the Governor and Legislature are no longer always unified. There is division among the faithful. Here is a short list of issues in the news.Clean WaterOn June 1, Walker signed a bill that weakens regulation of high capacity wells. Senate Bill 76 eliminates DNR review of existing permits for high capacity wells when they are repaired, replaced, or sold in a real estate transaction. High capacity wells pump ...

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Earth Day March and Celebration

We will celebrate Earth Day and affirm our Support for Science on Saturday, April 22 with a march. We will start at 11 AM where the north entrance to the River Edge Walkway begins at the Wisconsin River end of Winton Street. Bring your signs and banners. Our walk ends at the Oak Island Park shelter just north of Thomas Street at 12 o'clock. We will plant an oak tree nearby. Folks who want a shorter walk can join anywhere along the way or just meet at the park.Mayor Robert Mielke will officiate and dedicate the tree. Retired UWMC Professor of Biology Dr. Ned Grossnickle ...

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