Ahhh. Wisconsin in June. The weather is finally divine and there are a thousand events calling your name. I present yet another. This one promises to be an extraordinary set of moments and people. I hope you will pencil it in. The text below is from the organizer, Dawn. you can reach her at phone 608•469•8572 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the facebook event Tailgate to Save Our State for up-to-the-moment information.
Tailgate to Save Our State!
Madison: Wednesday, June 18
Press Conference 5 PM,
Program 6 PM at the Center For Resilient Cities, a new “green” building at 501 E. Badger Rd. (off Rimrock Rd).
Opening remarks by Paul DeMain of indiancountrytv.com, the first Native American State Senate candidate,
Larry Littlegeorge and Cecelia Kraus on “Treaties of Agreement.
Experience “Honoring the Four Directions” by Art Shegonee, Solidarity Singers, the Raging Grannies, Nate Timm, “Winning Through Community Connections.”, Citizens present from Chippewa Falls, Augusta and Tribal Members of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (badriver-nsn.gov) of Wisconsin, and the Pipeline 61.
CONVOY: Tailgate Leave Thursday, June 19 at 1PM, for Energy Fair from Resilient Cities (for those who are leaving early).
Custer: Friday – Sunday, June 20-22 Celebrate the 25th Annual Midwest Renewable Energy Fair, near Stevens Point, our country’s largest renewable energy fair (18 – 20,000 attend)! See Clean Transportation Show. See vehicles converted to run on vegetable oil. Designated parking for any renewable energy vehicle attending the fair (another photo opportunity) Learn more at midwestrenew.org.
Future Delegations of Tailgates to Educate!
Chippewa Falls: State Fair July 12, 2014
Augusta Tour and Bad River LCO Help camp
Wisconsin Fairs (See Facebook for updates)
September 23, 2014 – New York at the UN
Journey from Frac Sand Mining . . .
Wisconsin now has 70 frac sand mines in operation. Permits have been issued for 140 more ranging from the beautiful Driftless Area to Bad River in the pristine Penokee Hills. Wisconsin is fast becoming the frac sand mining capital of the world with 60 % of our state being shipped out tax-free!
The world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, proposed near the shores of the Lake Superior, is poised to destroy the largest fresh-water system on earth – Our Great Lakes!
Mines pollute, leaving water unsafe to drink and fish unsafe to eat. Breweries will no longer tap underground aquifers. Tourists will cease to come. The economy will suffer.
Mines largely employ workers from out-of-state, some offering only 35 jobs per mine. Is it really worth it?
Toward a New Day of Hope . . .
Culver’s has a fleet of cars running on vegetable oil!
Madison runs hybrid metro buses, green cabs and electric bikes!
Europe uses buses running on hydrogen!
Bio Energy Washington uses landfill gas for public transportation!
Toyota will have a hydrogen car in California by 2015!
Daryl Hannah and Leonardo Di Caprio ride electric bikes (See Daryl’s website dhlovelife.com or Leonardo’s film, The 11th Hour).