Jan interviews the recipients of the 2017 “Community Change Maker Awards” from Community Shares of Wisconsin, awarded to people in the community who “make a difference”. Recipients are Ginna Isunza, UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer, Dane County TimeBank, and Andrea Kaminski, League of Women Voters of Wisconsin.
While creating 68% of its power from coal, MG&E’s 13 year goal is to get to 30% renewable power by 2030. That’s not good enough, says Sierra Club‘s Devin Martin, explaining that some Iowa power companies are already getting more than 80% of their power from wind, all while capping rates for consumers because, well, […]
Next year, the City of Madison plans to reconstruct one of its most popular retail streets, Monroe Street, on the Madison’s near west side, near the University of Wisconsin campus. For the past several years, the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative has been working closely with local businesses, residents and city engineers to help steer that project […]
The Laurentian Great Lakes are home not only to the earth’s largest area of freshwater, and a diverse and complex ecosystem, but also to North America’s largest agglomeration of urban population. Small wonder, then that the lakes face a bewildering array of challenges: from phosphorus pollution, to invasive species, to habitat loss, to volatile water […]
Try recommending a “good book about socialism” to some of your less political friends, and you’ll likely see their eyes glaze over. Everyone knows that socialist tomes are dry, pedantic and ultimately, a humorless chore to get through. Danny Katch never got the memo. Katch has made a career as both an activist and a […]
Dig deep into the Madison Public Library’s website, and you’ll find order forms for some items you might not expect to find at a library. Popsicle sticks with velcro dots. Maple hardwood planks. Silkscreening materials. Tiny little robots. Catapults. These are some of the ingredients the Library’s Bubbler crew have put together in packets called […]