Environmental/Sustainability Group News
Members of the ad hoc sustainability committee (Susan Adams, Deb Fallon, Brenda Plakans, and Betsy Brewer) met to discuss a speaker series to begin in February. The aim is to set the stage with an initial talk on climate change, with other talks gradually shifting to actions at policy, municipal, and individual levels. Next steps are to meet with two local experts on the subject in mid-November, identify potential speakers available through the UW-Madison Badger Talks speakers bureau, and speak with the City of Beloit Parks and Recreation Department about a possible collaboration. If the department is interested, we may pursue a small grant through Alliant Energy to implement a project. The Welty Center would like to co-sponsor the series, and the Beloit Public Library may also partner with us. Please feel free to reach out to Betsy, eebrewer [at] hotmail.com, if you are interested in joining this action-oriented committee.