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Upcoming Sustainability Related Events

Reconnecting With Earth NWEI Discussion Group

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Tuesdays, 6pm-8pm: November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9, 16
People’s Food Co-op, 315 5th Ave S, La Crosse, WI
Our world is changing at such an astoundingly fast pace. We get caught up in our daily lives and the problems we face—we end up losing touch with that deep connection we have to our planet. Reconnecting with Earth helps participants explore how our cultural beliefs and personal values affect the way we view and treat Earth. Together, you discuss how our well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of our planet. Participants discover a deeper respect for the planet and a renewed commitment to act—a shift that could be the key to real and lasting change.

DATES: Tuesdays: November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9,16
CREDIT: Viterbo University 1CR $110.00 (you do not have to take the class for
LOCATION: Peoples Food Co-op 6:00-8:00 PM
COST: $25.00 for the book
CONTACT: info@cpslax.org for more information

Living Downstream film posterFilm Screening and Discussion: LIVING DOWNSTREAM, a film about cancer and its environmental links

Wednesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.-9:15 p.m.
1400 Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse
Three UW-L faculty members, Dr. Michael Abler and Dr. Tisha King-Heiden from Biology and Dr. Nadia Carmosini from Chemistry & Biochemistry, will host an informative Q&A and discussion following the film. This event is free and open to the public.

Find more events on our Sustainability Calendar.

NEW!  Map of Sustainability Related Locations in the La Crosse Area

Map of sustainability locations in the La Crosse, WI areaCoulee 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, Wisconsin 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.

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Coulee Partners for Sustainability is a Northwest Earth Institute Partner