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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

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
Next Meeting Date/Agenda Items


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

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, with as
much advance notice as possible.

Monday, March 13, 2017

March 16 La Crosse CCL meeting

from La Crosse Citizens Climate Lobby:


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 with any questions.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Less Than a Week Away!!

We have an impressive list of groups attending the climate action festival this year to share their knowledge, including:

Cameron Park Farmer's Market
Citizens' Climate Lobby
Coulee Region Ecoscapes
Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition
Friends of the Marsh
Full Circle Supply
Hillview Urban Agriculture
La Crosse Area Transit Advocates
Sierra Club - Coulee Region Chapter
Wild Clover - Green Lifestyle Services
Wisconsin Bike Federation
CARS (Citizens Acting for Rail Safety)

PLUS we will have information on how to weatherize your home (including some really easy DIY tips), how to reduce the carbon footprint of your diet, and SO much more. And don't forget about our workshops/presentations - here's the schedule:

1:30 - Transportation Liberation
2:00 - How to "Green" your Yard
2:30 - 10 Steps to a Greener Lifestyle
3:00 - Citizens's Climate Lobby: Working for a Livable World
3:30 - Weatherizing 101

Hope to see you there!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Climate Action Festival Update!

The details are coming together for our March 4th Climate Action Festival (1:00-4:00 pm at First Congregational Church). In addition to having representatives from local groups, and tables full of information, this year we'll be having short workshop/presentation sessions, where local people with experience in taking climate-friendly actions will share how YOU can make a difference too! Stay tuned to the blog (or the Facebook event here) for a schedule of these sessions and more details on the event. Oh, and did we mention there will be drawings for door prizes?!? Plus snacks, coffee, and tea - we've got it all!

Invite your family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, even people you meet on the street - everyone is welcome!