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Weighing the Environmental Risks Of Electronics Fabrication In Wisconsin

Story of Plastics Panel Discussion

The Story of Plastics Panel Discussion

April 26, 2020

Our recent Virtual Environmental Film Festival screening was very successful. About 30 people signed up to watch the film (and our link was used by another group showing that couldn't work out getting set up - I was glad to help). We had a panel discussion after the movie showing, and had 12 people (some of whom came and went) after the showing.

Environmental Film Series - The Story of Plastic

Still from The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic Trailer

April 24, 2020

Thanks to everyone who viewed the film or participated in the panel discussion. 

Jeff Smith - Earth Day Should Be Every Day

Jeff Smith
April 23, 2019

Jeff Smith: Part Two: Water is Prosperity

February 16, 2019

Conservation Voters Review Legislative Session

September 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018CONTACT: Ryan Billingham, Communications Director, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, 608-208-1129 (office), 608-213-6972 (mobile/text), or [email protected]

‘Tracking Your Legislators’ spotlights best, worst on conservation


Menomonie Sustainability Forum

Environmental Sustainability Forum

May 6, 2018

A panel of local leaders discuss the advances they have made in sustainability, and those they intend to implement in the future. A  Q&A session followed. The panel includes Randy Eide (Menomonie Public Works Dept.), Ron Verdon (Tainter-Menomin Lake Assoc.), Eric Turner (Dunn Co. Development), Amanda Haffele (Solid Waste & Recycling), Dan Prestebak (Dunn Co. Conservation), Jody Hagman (Men. Chamber of Commerce), and Laura Donovan (UW Stout Sustainability).

Removing Wetland Protections Needs Serious Deliberation

Kathleen Vinehout
February 19, 2018

Last Friday afternoon we learned of the 79 bills up for a vote on Tuesday. I spoke with my neighbor shortly after seeing the long list.

“How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these changes.

How Haste Empowers the “Shadow Legislature”

January 15, 2018

“Who put all this policy in the budget?” I whispered to my colleague the night the budget passed. “Groups,” he said glumly. “I call it the ‘Shadow Legislature.’”

These groups are often from outside Wisconsin and often funded by large donors. Behind the scenes, they push for policy, added at the last minute, which is unrelated to the state budget but changed laws.

Weighing the Environmental Risks Of Electronics Fabrication In Wisconsin

September 20, 2017

When it comes to the environmental impact of manufacturing electronics, there is an essential distinction between fabrication and assembly. Creating the basic components that of a device is a process that fundamentally results in a variety of byproducts, some of which can pose threats to ecosystems, human health and essential resources. Putting those components together into a finished product requires energy and resources too, but this step leaves a much less significant environmental footprint.