Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bike to Work Week!

Coulee Bike to Work Week[Excuse late notice - extreme busy-ness and tiredness have delayed updating this blog - help would be appreciated!]

La Crosse Bike to Work Week 2008 is scheduled for Saturday, May 3 through Friday, May 9. This year, lots of great organizations and organizers have come up with a full schedule. Please check the official website for all the details. Here are some highlights:

First, BE SURE TO REGISTER!!! The Bike Federation of Wisconsin is tracking statewide participation in Bike to Work week. This will help them advocate for better facilities and resources for the biking public.

Second, be sure to attend the Transportation Liberation Roadshow - a new way to look at personal transportation including a film by local bikies, Obbie and RoZ. The program will be presented APRIL 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crosse Main Library and again on MAY 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ward Room, Cartwright Ctr, UW-L.

More soon ...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Day in Court

[from Anita]

The trial for those who trespassed in Ron Kind's office last fall is on April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the La Crosse City Hall Court.

2:15 pm meet at the clock tower on UW-L campus, or just meet at the court house.

Please wear black for solidarity.

We will then go to Mr. KInd's office after the trial.

Another $120 billion will be voted on this week or next for more war and destruction.

Please let Ron Kind know that the people he represents are standing for Peace. Bring our sons and daughters home NOW...and take care of them when they return!

If you can't make the trial, PLEASE call Ron Kind's office and tell them you where you stand on the blank check for this endless war. The office staff say they have not had calls about the funding.

Mr. Kind's office:
La Crosse
205 Fifth Avenue S.
Suite 400
La Crosse, WI 54601
8:30am to 5pm
PH: (608) 782-2558
FX: (608) 782-4588
TTY: (608) 782-1173

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sami Rasouli in La Crosse April 21

Come and hear Iraqi-American Sami Rasouli speak about his home country, Iraq, and the continuing occupation - Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in Graff Main Hall Auditorium, UW-La Crosse. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Be there!

After much ado, we finally have a LOCATION for Friday, April 18's Iraq Moratorium action. Be there:

Friday, April 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Third and Cass (by the bridge). Bring your signs.

Next week - Earth Week.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Call today - no more for war

Once more the Bush administration is asking for a handout to continue its occupation of Iraq - this time more than $100 Billion.

Call Kind, Feingold and Kohl and tell them to JUST SAY NO!

CALL Ron Kind (phone: 202 225-5506; fax: 202 225-5739)

CALL Herb Kohl (phone: 202 224-5653; fax: 202 224-9787)

CALL Russell Feingold (phone: 202 224-5323; fax: 202 224-2725)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Natural (baby) Step

Next week we will start a discussion group to discuss what might be done to put out the fire in the house we are sitting in - special guest, Bob Elliot of the Slow Talkers of America.

I have mixed feelings about passing along this info. Of course, it's good to talk, it's REAL good. But good lord! it's time for action! Let's get with it, people!

So, if you MUST talk, then these are real good places to do it. But remember, the house is burning NOW. And right now we need a carbon tax. Now. Immediately.

Now, the part from Jai:

Two Natural Step Learning Circles will start up at the end of April. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please email Vicki to register (required).

Because of limited space, Learning Circles will be filled on a "first-come first-served" basis. Additional circles will be offered later in 2008. Participants will purchase the book, The Natural Step for Communities (about $20) – copies may also be available for borrowing.

A joint introductory meeting for both circles is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at First Supply, Monday, April 28th.

One group will meet 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Mondays at First Supply, 106 Cameron Avenue May 5-June 16.

Another group will meet 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesdays in the Community Room at the People’s Food Coop from May 7 to May 28

The Natural Step is an approach initially established in Sweden that promotes environmental sustainability. Both the City and County of La Crosse recently voted to become eco-municipalities and adopt the Natural Step framework.

Learning Circles consist of up to 12 participants and one facilitator. Circles meet weekly for several weeks to discuss readings from the book, The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices. Since the summer of 2007, six learning circles have met in La Crosse. They have been a great way to meet interesting members of our community and to have great discussions. Learning circles are being coordinated by Coulee Partners for Sustainability (more after the fold.)
The Coulee Partners for Sustainability is a grassroots movement that will support the city and county of La Crosse in their efforts. Coulee Partners for Sustainability will work with individuals, environmental organizations, educational institutions, businesses and governmental bodies to educate and create environmentally sustainable practices.

If you would like to become involved in Coulee Partners for Sustainability or find out about upcoming activities or our committees, please contact Glen Jenkins.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

It's up to YOU

Next Tuesday, April 9, you can make a difference.

Clean Wisconsin will present a training for those wishing to create Environmental Action Teams in their own families, workplaces or neighborhoods. EnAct encourages sustainable living and strengthens communities. Be there!

Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the Ward Room, Cartwright Center, UW-L. It's free and it's important.