Join Us to learn about Sustainable Action Through a Beloit Lens

What vegetables should I plant to be more resilient to drought?

How are farmers dealing with extreme weather events?

Where is the new bike path near Big Hill Park?

Can I still buy a compost bin and use it in the fall?

Learn the answer to all these questions, and more this Sunday, Oct. 23 from 1-4pm at our informational event, Sustainable Action Through a Beloit Lens. Join us to learn more about how climate change will affect our gardens, housing, food, energy, and daily life–and actions we can take to temper these effects.

Speakers: Regina Dunkin  (City of Beloit City Council President); Sherrie Gruder (Sustainable Design Specialist and Energy on Wisconsin Program Manager for UW-Extension);  Julie Hill (Horticulture Outreach Specialist, Master Gardener, UW-Extension); Deneine Christa Powell (FUSE Corps Executive Fellow of Climate and Equity, City of Milwaukee ECO Office); Doug Rebout (Partner of Rebout Farms, Member of WI Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change)

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Schedule   1-1:45PM Community Partner Tables (Beloit League of Women Voters, City of Beloit Public Works, DNR-Green Tier, Green-Rock Audubon Society, Master Gardeners, Nature at the Confluence, Rock County Conservationists, Sustain Ability Bulk Shoppe, UW-Extension, Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts)

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1:45-2PM Introductory Comments by R. Dunkin

2-3:10 PM Experts Panel (D.C. Powell, D. Rebout, S. Gruder), Keynote Presentation (J. Hill), and Q&A

3-4PM Reception and Guided Walkthrough Tour of Climate Exhibit

This event complements our traveling exhibit, “Real People, Real Climate, Real Changes” presented in collaboration with UW-Madison Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate experts, Drs. Michael Notaro and Steve Vavrus will be answering questions about the exhibit.

The afternoon is FREE and open to all.  There will also be separate activities for children, ages 5-12 yrs (caregivers must remain onsite).

We hope to see you there (and, yes, the City will have compost bins for sale at the event)!

Brenda Plakans
Executive Director, WEC