UWL Progressives

The Progressives bring together progressive thinking individuals to encourage democracy, ecological wisdom, social justice, non-violence, global awareness, post patriarchal values, respect for diversity and personal as well as social responsibility. The group focuses on actions to promote and raise awareness of these issues.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Summer Fun

Here are some excellent training, networking and learning events...check them out!

Midwest Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair - Custer, WI - June 23 - 25
Learn about everything good and great you can do in your life to live a little (or a lot) more sustainably...seriously, if you want to learn something on the topic, this is where you will learn! Last year over 16,000 people were there.
$25 for the weekend or $10 a day and you can camp!
**If you need transportation from La Crosse, contact Kristen at toyboats@hotmail.com or 608 385 9540. I will be leaving Thursday evening, will be camping and will return to La Crosse on Sunday**

Jared Diamond - La Crosse, WI - June 25
World renowned author and scientist...I just finished his book The Third Chimpanzee and was not only just amazed with the information but it really made me start thinking about things from a different perspective. He hass won a Pulitzer Prize for his recent best seller Guns, Germs and Steel and is a professor at UCLA. His presentation will be entitled Why the World Runs on Water. This is a FREE event, but you must pick up a ticket at UWL's office on International Education or the La Crosse Center. http://www.rivers2006.org

Indigenous Environmental Network - Protecting Mother Earth Conference - Leech Lake, MN - July 6 - 9 www.ienearth.org Contact Guy Wolf if interested in attending and/or volunteering.

Freedom From Oil Action Camp - Southern Indiana - July 8 - 15
America has a deadly addiction to oil. We now devour twenty-five percent of the planets petroleum. Our dependence spawns resource wars that breed hatred and put our young people in harms way. It wreaks chaos with our climate, creating Super-Storms that take thousands of lives and destroy communities. It threatens front-line indigenous communities that live in oil-rich regions around the world. By day, participants will learn hard skills to build strategic and synergistic campaigns. By night, visionary thinkers will posit what our society can and will look like when we have moved beyond oil. Important alliance building will take place to move forward on election year strategies, corporate markets campaigns, campus organizing, and alternatives advocacy. Only 150 students will be allowed to go, so fill out an application soon! Apply at http://ruckus.org/modinput4.php?modin=51

Global Warming Weekend Conference - Spring Green, WI - July 14 - 16
Learn about local and regional campaigns, make some connections and learn some activist tools to promote clean energy and camp out.
$30 student fee (do not register on the site, e-mail Eban Goodstein...info on website)