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SAM ROETERING:  USE ENERGY FROM REC CENTER WORKOUTS              

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse “strives to diminish its environmental footprint as much as possible,” according to the school's website.

https://lacrossetribune.com/opinion/letters/sam-roetering-use-energy-from-rec-center-workouts/article_92ccebe2-aaea-5d27-8fae-cb61cb2856b3.html

ASHLEY NOWAK:  THE ARTS CAN SUSTAIN A COMMUNITY ALL YEAR    

You hear the strum of the guitar, the thump of the drum, the hum of the violins.

https://lacrossetribune.com/opinion/columnists/ashley-nowak-the-arts-can-sustain-a-community-all-year/article_2145369d-17b5-5e68-a9ad-a1cf641bc008.html

MIKE FIELD:  DEFENDING WISCONSIN'S WINTER                                               

Snow-filled driveways and icy roads make it easier to forget the joy that winter brings to our youth.

 https://lacrossetribune.com/opinion/columnists/mike-field-defending-wisconsin-s-winter/article_2a9537f1-959c-5933-8576-bedda536d49d.html?fbclid=IwAR3s3nBA3oGPHlXtOZckQYOLoe0cwHEZN8gsUG2MKqoXPtUQsmR411z3Css

RACHEL KROMREY:  PROJECT WILL HELP LAKE ONALASKA ANGLERS RECYCLE FISHING LINE
A dead song bird entangled in fishing line prompted University of Wisconsin-La Crosse senior Rachel Kromrey to take action to rid the environment of the recyclable nylon string.
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http://lacrossetribune.com/couleecourier/news/project-will-help-lake-onalaska-anglers-recycle-fishing-line/article_535979e7-2ec4-50c1-94aa-4717f567d7d6.html

 

Environmental Studies kudos

Ashley Edwards, Margot Higgins, Hongying Xu, Grace Deason and Benjamin Golden

Ashley Edwards, Communication Studies; Margot Higgins, Environmental Studies; Hongying Xu, Global Cultures & Languages; Grace Deason, Psychology; and Benjamin Golden, Theatre Arts; received a CASSH Small Grant. They have been awarded a CASSH equity gap grant for “Effective Dissemination of the CASSH R&R Committee’s Report." The goal of this project is to disseminate information from the CASSH Recruitment & Retention Committee Report in a way that maximizes its impact on recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students in CASSH. Their grant allows them to pay an undergraduate student artist to create a series of infographics that will convey the information from the report in an interpretable and engaging manner.

Submitted on: Mar. 4

Margot Higgins

Margot Higgins, Environmental Studies served as Co-Organizer of "Stories from the Flood, a Reflection of Resilience." The Driftless Writing Center, its partners, storytellers, and members of the public gathered in La Farge, Wisconsin on Nov. 7th to share stories and discuss the challenges we face from recurrent flooding. A bound booklet of narrative excerpts and images collected during the Stories from the Flood project was available to attendees.

Submitted on: Nov. 25, 2019