Today in 1995: Shell Oil gives in to international pressure and abandons its plans to dispose of the Brent Spar oil-drilling platform and its contents into the North Atlantic.
The environmental group Greenpeace spearheaded the effort to prevent Shell from sinking the rig, its members boarding and occupying it as a tactic to stop the deep sea disposal.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Today and tomorrow is The Friends of Fitchburg Library Used Book Sale, with a selection of adult and children’s and audio books at low prices. An altered book display will demonstrate how you can re-use, recycle and repurpose books. Sales support library programming. This is today from noon to 5pm, and tomorrow from 10am to 4pm at the Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road in Fitchburg. More info at friendsoffitchburglibrary.com.
Tomorrow is the twenty-fifth annual Juneteenth Celebration! It kicks off at 10am with the Annual Parade, which starts in the Fountain of Life Family Worship Center’s parking lot, 633 West Badger Road. Juneteenth is a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich history of African Americans through various forms entertainment, lectures, food and other activities. This is tomorrow from noon to 6pm at Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street. More info at juneteenthmadison.wordpress.com.
The City of Madison has a drop off program for recycling household batteries. Madison residents can recycling their single use household batteries by bringing them to a variety of locations. For more info, visit cityofmadison.com/streets or call the City Recycling office at 267-2626.