If we don't care, who will?
IF YOU LIVE IN THE LA CROSSE SCHOOL DISTRICT, please sign the petition and use the action tool to tell the school board and school administrators that we want the school district to pledge to moving to 100% clean renewable energy, to reduce its carbon emissions, and to create a climate action plan that will guide future decisions. It makes no sense to do long-range planning for facilities without first assessing how decisions will affect the climate crisis. Sign here if you're in the district (or have a child enrolled in the La Crosse School District). This effort is a collaborative effort of Citizen Action of Wisconsin-Driftless Co-op, the Coulee Region Sierra Club. Solar on La Crosse Schools, and Wisconsin Conservation Voters.
On Tuesday, December 7, the Wisconsin Farmers Union will hold online candidate training. Registration required.
On Wednesday evening, December 8, the City of La Crosse Planning Department will hold a public input session (ONLINE) about envisioning Pearl Street and the Pearl Street Walkway. This one little street in downtown could be transformed into a sustainable, people-centered car-free model if we want it. Car-free shopping and dining areas have long been popular in other cities from New York and Minneapolis to Glasgow, Oslo, and Amsterdam. Car-free streets have been shown to improve safety, increase sales, reduce air and noise pollution, and support community cohesion. If you have ever eaten at an outdoor café on a car-free street, you will know that the outdoor corrals in La Crosse, surrounded by noisy polluting cars, are not a great experience. Let's make Pearl Street a safe, fun, lively, healthy, CAR-FREE area. Join the Zoom meeting (898 5711 2415)
On Friday, December 10, the Wisconsin DNR will hold a public hearing on updating its public surface water rule to include thresholds for PFAS contamination. Register through the Wisconsin Sierra Club to get more information about how to testify and talking points. If you can't attend, you may submit comments via online form by December 15. Read the Public Hearning Notice for more information.
On Saturday, December 11, Citizen Action of Wisconsin will hold its annual meeting from 10 a.m. to noon online. Register for the access link.
"Everybody has a voice, and wherever you work, you have the ability to use your voice." - Kathryn Hayhoe, author of Saving Us: A Climate Scientist's Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World