Posted inLocal news, Schools

Carthage students create Blackbird Gen marketing company

Climate change is a hot topic that impacts the existence of life itself. Carthage students Zach Gibson and Sophie Shulman have teamed up to bring about positive change to southeast Wisconsin through their marketing company, Blackbird Gen. Gibson and Shulman are students at Carthage College and members of the class of 2023. They began working […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news

Agency Secretaries Unite to Call Attention to Climate Disaster Mitigation Opportunities

WISCONSIN— On Monday, Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable, Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim, and Department of Financial Institutions Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld visited Door County to raise awareness of climate disaster resiliency and mitigation opportunities. The Commissioner and Secretaries visited several homes designed by architect Virge Temme that highlighted ways in which […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Rep. Greta Neubauer Joins Climate Accountability Group

MADISON – Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, has joined a new national network of public officials that intend to hold corporate polluters responsible for their outsized role in creating and perpetuating the climate crisis. Leaders for Climate Accountability recently launched with 68 state and local officials in 18 states, with plans to expand membership to other […]

Posted inCommunity, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Coal Plant Retirements

By S. Janet Weyker The burning of fossil fuel is a leading contributor to climate change and poor air quality.  Last week’s announcement that the U.S. will rejoin the Paris Climate Accord was good news for the environment. However, a report just released by the Sierra Club noted that 75% of the U.S.’s most coal-dependent […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

Racine Public Library Wins Grant to Support Climate Change Programs

City of Racine – The Racine Public Library has been selected as one of 25 U.S. libraries to participate in Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) that will help libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations on the climate crisis. “We are proud to be […]

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