I’ll be honest. Growing up in the far corner of northwest Wisconsin, the first Earth Day didn’t leave much of an impression. In fact, I don’t recall much about it other than a bunch of old people standing around outside giving speeches. As a young college student, I had other things on my mind. Maybe …Read More >
Rob Lee, Midwest Environmental Advocates, together with Nancy Larson and Tom Jerow of Wisconsin’s Green Fire, discuss regulations that pertain to oil pipelines in Wisconsin. The two organizations have developed a series of guides available at https://wigreenfire.org/guides-to-oil-pipeline-regulation-in-Wisconsin/
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This is a difficult Earth Day – perhaps the most difficult in the past 50 years. But it is only difficult for humans. There are many who are sick, who have lost loved ones, who don’t have a job, food, or a place to live. For those of us who are merely inconvenienced by having …Read More >
On this year’s Earth Day I will step out of at-home seclusion during the global pandemic and get outside for a few hours to stretch my legs and breathe deeply.
The state’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program has provided Wisconsin residents with outdoor places to go for fresh air and safe social distancing even though state parks and …Read More >
WGF members and career biologists Karen Mesmer and Robert Rolley describe their recent adventure to the Falklands, South Georgia Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula as they kayak among whales, icebergs, and more penguins than Karen could count.
Robert and Karen provided these links to their Youtube videos to show more of their trip.
Our friend Glen Moberg, reporter from Wisconsin Public Radio, shared this video of his song “Aldo Leopold’s Shack.” Sadly, Glen passed away this fall. Many will remember Glen’s excellent stories and devotion to central Wisconsin.Read More >
Wisconsin’s Green Fire wants you to be part of the discussion at our third Annual Membership Meeting, Oct. 4-5 at Treehaven. Everyone can be actively involved in the weekend. Please join us. We value your input. Members are the soul of our organization.Read More >
While Wisconsin has among the finest freshwater resources in North America, an increasingly large number of Wisconsin communities, homes, schools, and businesses find their water sources unsafe to drink. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan was a wake-up call about the hazards of water supplies we once assumed would always be safe. The total scope of the water quality crisis in Wisconsin today is much larger however than one community or one region. Wisconsin needs a drinking water solution equal to the magnitude of the problem. This paper lays out elements of that solution.Read More >