Four Ways You Can Contribute
to the Climate Movement This Month
Wednesday, June 14:
Come to a planning meeting of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, 6:00–9:00 p.m., at the Sierra Club, 754 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703. Join the effort to move our economy toward a clean energy future by phasing out existing coal plants.
Friday–Sunday, June 16–18:
Help 350 Madison staff an information table at the 28th annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair in Custer, WI. Help spread the word about 350 Madison while learning about clean energy and sustainability and enjoying interactive workshops, exhibits, live music, inspiring keynote speakers, great local food, and more! You can ride to the fair for free on Saturday, June 17, on a bus sponsored by the Four Lakes Group of the Sierra Club.
Thursday, June 22:
See an advance screening of From the Ashes, a compelling documentary that looks at the lives and issues behind the “war on coal.” The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and will air on National Geographic on June 25. You can see it June 22 at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., Madison, WI 53704. There will be food and refreshments at 6:00 p.m., with the film beginning at 6:30. A panel discussion and Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP here.
Saturday, June 24:
Most people have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline and the threat it would pose to landowners, the climate, and the environment. Much less well known is the fact that the world’s largest pipeline carries toxic tar sands oil right through Wisconsin, in a corridor running from Superior to Delevan. Enbridge, a $126 billion Canadian company with a terrible safety record, wants to expand its pipeline network throughout the Midwest to transport tar sands from the Canadian boreal forests to the Gulf Coast, likely for export.
Enbridge’s Line 61 will soon be at full capacity, carrying 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) through the state—45% more than the Keystone XL. And Enbridge’s plans don’t stop with Line 61. The company has told shareholders of plans to “twin” Line 61, creating a new pipeline in the same corridor that would carry up to an additional 800,000 bpd. With the Line 61 corridor and the new “twin” at full capacity, more than 2 million barrels of tar sands oil would flow through Wisconsin each day, endangering our land, water, and communities.
On June 24, people across the state will gather to enjoy some of the special outdoor places that are threatened by Enbridge’s pipelines. At four locations, people will take part in fun recreational activities and learn about the precious resources Enbridge puts at risk and ways we can protect them.
Please join us at the event closest to you! RSVP here:
Sawyer Co.: PADDLE ON THE PIPELINE
When: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: County K Landing to Howell Landing, Namekagon River
More info: https://tinyurl.com/PaddleOnThePipeline
Contact: Lee Balek, Lbalek@yahoo.com
Columbia Co.: PARADE ON THE PIPELINE / PARTY FOR THE PLANET
When: 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Intersection of Hwy.16 & Williams Road
More info: https://tinyurl.com/ParadeOnThePipeline
Contact: Columbia County WiSE, ColumbiaCountyWiSE@gmail.com, (608) 571-3588
Jefferson Co.: PEDAL ON THE PIPELINE
When: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Where: Glacial Drumlin State Trail, Cottage Grove trailhead
More info: https://tinyurl.com/PedalOnThePipeline
Contact: Harry Bennett, firstname.lastname@example.org, 785-466-1728
Rock Co.: PROTECT THE WATER—ROCK AGAINST THE PIPELINE
When: 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Where: Upper Courthouse Park, Janesville (bordered by S. Atwood Ave., E. Court St., S. Wisconsin St., & E. St. Lawrence)
More info: https://tinyurl.com/ProtectTheWater
Contact: Rock County WiSE, RockCountyWiSE@gmail.com, (608) 531-8091