Climate Change & Environment


Darwin Drove Electric

Let me say that an electric car is a powerful evolutionary force. For years I have been convinced, as have 97% of the world's scientists, that climate change is real, that it is the most serious threat we face and that we are its primary cause. As bad as that sounds it is, in fact, the well from which I draw my optimism and my activism. If we are the source of the problem then we can solve it. That was why I found myself in a Chevy dealership over in Crivitz about to buy my first electric car, to help shrink my carbon footprint.Truth be told, though, I was frightened. ...

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Canada Adopts Carbon Fee & Dividend

By Citizen Climate LobbyCarbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming.Beginning in 2019, Canada’s federal policy will put a rising fee on carbon emissions and return the revenue directly to Canadians. The federal policy is a backstop to cover the four provinces that have not initiated their own carbon-pricing policies. Nearly half of Canadians live in these provinces.“For ...

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Solar Power Coming to Wausau

You can learn more about Solar Power for you. In October Solar Power Hour will be held in the Wausau Area.Learn how to save money with solar power. The program is well on its way to reaching the next benchmark of 100 kW, triggering a $.10 per watt ($1,000) rebate. Currently the average homeowner buying through the program will receive a $500 rebate, we need just 18 kW more to reach the program's second benchmark.Attend an upcoming Solar Power Hour to learn more about going solar!Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home ...

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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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