Monday, March 13, 2023

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Juneteenth will be here sooner than we think. La Crosse has been celebrating Juneteenth for the last several years, and every year, the event gets bigger, broader, and better. Last year, the Juneteenth committee, in addition to setting up great programming and a very smooth-running event, also tackled the issue of plastic and environmental racism. 

They included education about the issue by scheduling  worked with food vendors to find more environmentally friendly foodware. They purchased and used non-plastic utensils. They drastically cut back on sales of plastic bottled beverages, encouraging the use of reusable water bottles and non-plastic drinkware. They worked with many departments and groups to accomplish this admirable feat, including the Park Department, the city's waste management company, and several others. It was not easy, but they did it.

This year, we all have the opportunity to support and participate in this important event which will be held on Sunday, June 18 from noon to 7 p.m. at Riverside Park. If you can volunteer or donate, or if your organization would like to table, please sign up now at the form.

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