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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ralph Nader, Paul Salsini, Earth Day celebrations among highlights

2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and it remains as vital as ever before. Every day we confront new challenges posed by climate change and our addiction to fossilt...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Public awareness of environment has helped to combat pollution

Think back to what our environment was like 40 or so years ago. Air pollution was a given. Nonsmoking areas were virtually nonexistent. Chemicals were routinely dumped in our waterways without a thought about their impact. Littering was accepted. But while the majority accepted pollution as a fact of life back in the 1960s, a growing minority realized that nature must be preserved before it’s too late...
Thursday, April 9, 2009

Online Edition

You probably recycle. Perhaps you've started to carpool, bike, walk or take the bus more frequently to cut down on gas use. Maybe you're switching out your chemical household cleaners for good-old baking soda and vinegar. But have you thought about ways to make your sex life more environmentally friendly? Yes, that's right: There's no area of your existence that can't be made a little greener! In honor of Earth Day, I offer...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008

The connection between religion and environmental stewardship

Environmental stewardship is firmly rooted in the texts of the world’s great religions. Jews and Christians both point to Genesis 2:15, where God tells Adam to abad, or serve, the Garden of Eden. The Koranic verse “There is not an animal on Earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you" could double as...
04.28.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Sara Matuk
I would like to see if anyone in the Milwaukee area is interested in attending a satellite rally here in Milwaukee in conjunction with the one advertised below in Washington DC. Depending on the response, I will look into a venue and post information regarding our own "Green Our Vaccines" rally. Join Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carr...
Thursday, April 17, 2008

Book Preview

In spring 1988, Milwaukee’s observance of Earth Day was bolstered by the city’s first ever Earth Poets Celebration. A group of 10 ardent and inspired poets, handpicked by author and UW-Milwaukee instructor Jeff Poniewaz, assembled at The Coffee House on 19th Street to perform poetry that centered on environmental concerns. Twenty years later, they’re still going strong. Each annual event boasts a talented lineup of local poets that includes four of the original group members: Poniewaz, Harvey Taylor, Suzanne Rosenblatt and Louisa Loveridge-Gallas.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bars remain the sticking point

Although the statewide smoking ban was held up in the state Legislature this past session, it still seems to be popular among voters. A just-released survey from Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and St. Norbert College found that 41% of respondents want a complete ban, now.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I’m Art Kumbalek and man oh manischewitz what a world, ain’a? And I don’t know about you, but I’m having one heck of a hard time believing it’s already the fourth month of this new year. Cripes, here I am still in negotiations with the aftereffects of the hangover I came down with the first of January and apparently...