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Upcoming Sustainability Related Events
Tuesday, November 26, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
HoChunk Three Rivers House, 8th and Main Street, La Crosse
Coulee Region Sierra Club Meeting: The Price of Sand
Wednesday, November 27, 7:00 p.m.
Film “Mysteries of the Driftless” shown on Wisconsin Public Television
This documentary film explores the natural mysteries and wonders of the Driftless Area and its rare ecosystems.
Monday, December 9, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
UW-La Crosse, 1400 Centennial Hall
The Climate Crisis and American Health: Moving From Threat to Opportunity
Presented by Joel Charles, Master of Public Health who is finalizing his medical training.
Learn about the most recent findings on the state of climate change and how it and current energy systems will impact your health. Information will include clear policy prescriptions and meaningful actions citizens can take to address these issues.
Find more events on our Sustainability Calendar.
NEW! Map of Sustainability Related Locations in the La Crosse Area
Coulee Partners for Sustainability has worked with former UW-La Crosse student and City of La Crosse intern Jayme Stone (thanks for all of your hard work Jayme!) to create a map of sustainability related locations in the La Crosse area. The Kane Street Garden, UW-L’s Centennial Hall and the Myrick Hixon EcoPark are just a few of the locations highlighted with short descriptions in this two-page PDF document. Download your own PDF copy of the La Crosse sustainability locations map today!
Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS) is a group of La Crosse area residents who are interested in promoting lifestyles that are environmentally sustainable, economically viable, and socially just. We support the proposition that society must meet its current needs, but that it must not diminish the ability of future generations to meet their needs. CPS formed in the spring of 2007 and is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We support use of the Natural Step Framework as a way to achieve sustainable lifestyles. This framework was adopted by the City and County of La Crosse in 2007. In 2009, both the City and County adopted sustainability master plans that will help our local governments and communities start implementing this framework. Other municipalities in Wisconsin have also recently adopted the Natural Step framework.
The Natural Step framework includes these objectives:
- Reduce dependence on fossil fuels, metals, and minerals.
- Reduce production of manufactured substances that accumulate in nature.
- Reduce encroachment upon nature.
- Meet human needs fairly and efficiently.
CPS members will be engaged in various community activities, including:
- Educating the community about sustainable lifestyles.
- Fostering and show-casing sustainable business practices.
- Promoting the availability and use of locally grown foods.
- Supporting formation of networks and neighborhood groups that adopt sustainable practices.
Coulee Partners for Sustainability is a Northwest Earth Institute Partner