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Saturday, July 8, 2017

La Crosse Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting

When: July 11, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, 401 West Ave S, La Crosse

Please try to listen to the recording of the  July CCL National Call before the meeting. The call features Andrew Jones, Co-Founder of Climate Interactive, a top-rated climate change think tank that creates the simulations used in the United Nations negotiations. An expert on international climate and energy issues, his quotes and interactive data stories appear frequently in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and other media.
Jones and his team at CI and MIT Sloan developed “C-ROADS”, the user-friendly climate simulation in use by thousands of climate analysts around the world. He teaches Systems Thinking and Sustainability at MIT and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.
If you have any questions, please email lacrosseccl@gmail.com. For more information on CCL and their efforts, check out this article from The New York Times.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Public input on La Crosse biking

[cross posted at Coulee Region Sierra Club]

Public Input Sought for Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements on Avon Street

City to host workshop for potential neighborhood greenway along 1.7-mile corridor

(LA CROSSE, WIS. - May 18, 2017) – The City of La Crosse is looking for public input on a neighborhood beautification and improvement project to make Avon Street greener, more walkable, and more bicycle-friendly. Citizens identified this route for potential improvements as part of La Crosse’s 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Those interested in learning more about this project and providing design guidance during the initial concept plan are invited to the public workshop:
Black River Beach Neighborhood Center (1433 Rose Street) in the Maplewood Room
Wednesday, May 24th at 5:30 pm
City planners and Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee will host this public workshop, providing background information about neighborhood greenways and the City’s bike plan. The workshop will consist of an open house display about the city and how other cities have implemented neighborhood greenways, followed by a visual preference survey. The workshop will wrap up with a presentation and interactive discussion about what steps may be taken next in the planning process.
The visual preference survey breaks down neighborhood greenways into their various elements, including pavement markings, speed humps, curb extensions, miniature traffic circles, traffic signals, refuge islands, or even partial roadway closures. The intent is to communicate how these measures can be implemented on a sliding scale depending on how much traffic speed or volume reductions would be desired by the community.
Workshop participants will be invited to review different treatments, vote for those they like, and identify potential locations for solutions. The materials from the public workshop will be made available on the City’s website, as well as opportunity for additional comments. City Planners will prepare a memorandum that summarizes the public workshop for approval by the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
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For more information, please visit www.cityoflacrosse.org/neighborhood-greenways or contact Lewis Kuhlman at kuhlmanl@cityoflacrosse.org or 608-789-7361

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Don't Forget These Upcoming Events!

With Earth Day just around the corner, environmental events are popping up all over the calendar! Here are just a few in our area:

- La Crosse Area March for Science: April 22, 10-12:00. This is a sister march with the main event happening in D.C. Meet at Weigent Park (intersection of Cass and 16th St.) and march downtown to Cameron Park (across from the co-op).
- Film screening of "Sustainable", fundraiser for Midwest Environmental Advocates: April 27, film starting at 6:30. This event is at the Cavalier Theater in downtown La Crosse. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or in advance here.
- People's Climate March: April 29, 11:00. Another local sister march to a bigger event happening in D.C., the event will start at Cameron Park, then head to Riverside Park and back. There will be speakers, songs, and chants along the way!
- Earth Fair (and Recycling Fair): April 30, 11:00-5:00. This annual event at Myrick Park includes vendors, kids activities, demonstrations, music, and door prizes. The Recycling Fair will take place nearby behind Emerson Elementary School, from 10:00-3:00.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Feedback Requested

If you attended our recent Climate Action Festival, we'd like to hear from you! Please fill out the brief survey here - it will take less than 5 minutes, we promise. 😊

Thanks to our fantastic tablers, presenters, and all who attended - you are all making a difference in this community and inspiring others to do the same!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March 16 Sustainable La Crosse meeting

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City of La Crosse, Wisconsin
Meeting Agenda
Sustainable La Crosse Commission
5th Floor Conference Room
Thursday, March 16, 2017
4:30 PM


Call to Order, Roll Call


Approval of Minutes

1           17‑0320         Approval of February 15th, 2017 Minutes

                                      Attachments:  Hyperlink


Agenda Items:


2            Staff reports & information updates


3            Update on enabling ordinance revision and commissioner vacancy


4            Update on annual indicators report


5            Recap of alternative transportation and recycling forums, and discussion of next steps

6           17‑0325         Discuss County construction & demolition reuse/recycling ordinance and
                                    program
                                 
Next Meeting Date/Agenda Items


Adjournment


Notice is further given that members of other governmental bodies may be present at the above
scheduled meeting to gather information about a subject over which they have decision‑making
responsibility.

NOTICE TO PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY
Requests from persons with a disability who need assistance to participate in this meeting should call
the City Clerk's office at (608) 789‑7510 or send an email to ADAcityclerk@cityoflacrosse.org, with as
much advance notice as possible.

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 16 La Crosse CCL meeting

from La Crosse Citizens Climate Lobby:

CCL'S CLIMATE GUEST FOR MARCH

Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. at 401 West Ave S.
Devashree Saha, Brookings Institution

photo of Devashree SahaDevashree Saha discusses the decoupling of decarbonization and the economy, and how carbon emissions are declining despite a growing economy. She is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of clean energy and economic development policy, including the transition to a clean energy economy. Prior to joining Brookings, Saha worked at the National Governors Association, where her work spanned clean energy, transportation, and land use planning issues. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in political science from Purdue University.
Email lacrosseccl@gmail.com with any questions.