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Apr 01, 2017 / Come Together conference - Wisconsin Chapter of Lawyers for Good Government

The Wisconsin Chapter of Lawyers for Good Government, L4GG-Wisconsin, UA, presents the inaugural conference of Come Together. Come Together will connect and empower attorneys and other activists as agents of change.

The Ridge Hotel, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
March 31 – April 1, 2017

Midwest Environmental Advocates staff attorney Tressie Kamp will present on "Environmental Law in a New Era: Opportunities Lost & Gained"

Learn more about the Come Together conference online.


Apr 05, 2017 / Local Government Summit: Building Sustainable Communities through Energy & Resilience

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters hosts a Local Government Summit: Building Sustainable Communities through Energy & Resilience

April 5, 2017
Early-bird registration opens February 1, 2017

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
51 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac

Through its Climate & Energy Initiative, the Wisconsin Academy and partners will convene a full-day summit to empower local Wisconsin leaders to advance energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resilience across the state. Building on the success of the inaugural local government summit in 2015, this event aims to inform key decision-makers on the latest technologies, funding opportunities, policy strategies, and communication tools to move Wisconsin forward in addressing climate threats, encouraging energy innovation, and building sustainable and thriving communities.

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Midwest Environmental Advocates staff attorney Tressie Kamp will be a speaker on a panel at 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Todd Ambs, Healing Our Waters
Paul Kent, Stafford Rosenbaum
Tressie Kamp, Midwest Environmental Advocates
Donald Wiggins, Ohio Environmental Council
Mike Wiggins, Bad River Tribe (invited)

The summit will:

    Identify the needs and priorities on sustainability issues within local governments across Wisconsin through a pre-event survey. We will use this feedback to finalize the summit agenda.
    Allow local governments of various sizes, and organizations designed to serve those local governments in clean energy and climate resilience strategies, to present and discuss their work with attendees.
    Offer two panels featuring program experts, local government leaders, and utility representatives discussing the changing world of energy decisions, where local decision-makers can have the greatest influence, and how to fund and implement programs supporting community sustainability and resilience.
    Provide detailed and engaging breakout sessions on technology advances and policy opportunities in three topic areas that participants identify as the greatest areas of interest through the pre-event survey.
    In direct response to a need identified in our inaugural Local Government Summit in 2015, offer an interactive workshop relating practical strategies for effectively telling local stories of success.
    Provide opportunities for discussion among leaders with common needs to troubleshoot problems, share best practices, and develop professional networks.
    Equip participants with a resource list highlighting practical websites, literature, tools, and contacts to assist in translating ideas introduced at the summit into action in their communities.

More about the event on the WASAL website.

Apr 18, 2017 / Nelson Institute Earth Day conference: Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse

Midwest Environmental Advocates will be among the exhibitors of the event. More on the Nelson Institute's annual Earth Day conference is on the web.

Apr 27, 2017 / Sustainable: A Documentary film screening and discussion

Midwest Environmental Advocates presents: Sustainable: A Documentary

A film that investigates the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system and the community of leaders working to fix it.

April 27 - MEA member happy hour at 5:30, film showing at 6:30, panel discussion follows

Cavalier Theater & Lounge
114 5th Ave N, La Crosse, WI 54601

MEA members are welcome to join us for a happy hour before the film. Film tickets are $10 each and proceeds benefit the Midwest Environmental Advocates law center.

Stay tuned for more details! We will send updates to our e-newsletter subscribers and post details on our website and to the Facebook event page.

Want to be a sponsor? Contact Development Director Debby Anderson Meyer at dmeyer@midwestadvocates.org or call (608) 251-5047 x 3.

May 16, 2017 / Marquette University: Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

The Marquette University Law School is sponsoring an interdisciplinary workshop, "Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus," which will draw from engineering, legal, scientific, and policy spheres to offer a unique perspective on the food-energy-water nexus.

MEA staff attorney Sarah Geers will be a speaker on the afternoon panel.

For more information on the conference, visit the Marquette University Law website.