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Clean Green Action to host Climate Change Forum March 30, 2019 Clean Green Action is hosting a Climate Change Forum April 30 in the McMillan Memorial Library Fine Arts Center. The forum will begin at 6 p.m. with a presentation by Professor Emeritus Alan Haney on the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
“The IPCC was established in 1988 by the United Nations Environmental Programme in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organization to provide a sound scientific interpretation of the vast amount of information on climate change,” explains Haney. “IPCC enlisted the cooperation of nearly 1000 scientists from countries all over the world, including meteorologists, climatologists, statisticians, computer modelers, and others.”
Dan Dieterich, Wisconsin Co-Coordinator of Citizens Climate Lobby will present on how to get Congress to take action to address climate change. “Most Americans today accept that our climate is changing, and they want national action to deal with climate change,” said Dieterich, adding, “We can and should take climate action as individuals, but the climate problem is so large that it also requires national and international actions as well.”
Nancy Turyk, Community Development Educator with UW-Extension Wood County, will offer advice for individuals and present on what is being done at the local level. Turyk will lead a community conversation following the presentations, wrapping up the forum by 7:30 p.m. McMillan Memorial Library will be conducting solar tours before the forum and will air Chasing Coral the day before at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Visit www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ to measure your impact and find helpful tips for reducing your carbon footprint.
Joe Ancel, right, Chair of Clean Green Action, recently presented McMillan Memorial Library Director Andy Barnett, left, with a donation of $250 from Clean Green Action to support the library’s solar panel project.
Clean Green Action Supports Library Solar Project By Joe Ancel, Chair, Clean Green Action January 10, 2018 In the Summer of 2017, McMillan Memorial Library installed the largest rooftop solar array in Wisconsin Rapids. The array transitioned the Library to a greener future, saves the library money, and provides green power to our community. Two thirds of the $420,000 project is paid for, with Viking Electric and its owner Scott Prahl, funding much of the project and utilizing the associated tax credits. The Library’s Endowment also contributed funds for the project. McMillan Library is hoping for community support to fund the remaining third of the cost.
Clean Green Action is a local nonprofit environmental group that focuses on sustainability and reducing impact on the environment. In keeping with its mission to create a sustainable community through education, recycling and conservation efforts, Clean Green Action supports the library’s use of solar and contributed $250 to the Solar Power @ McMillan fund.
Clean Green Action encourages other organizations and individuals to contribute. Donations are tax deductible and will be matched by a supporter up to $80,000. Donate by completing a form available at the library or on the library’s website at: https://squareup.com/store/mcmillan-library