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Environmental Justice

The WNPJ Environmental Justice Task Force works to increase awareness and build connections among people and groups in Wisconsin to bring marginalized and frontline voices, understandings, and experiences to the forefront.

If you are interested in joining, please contact Dena Eakles: dena.eakles@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events

WNPJ SPRING ASSEMBLY

Join WNPJ for the 2024 Spring Assembly! Our 2024 theme will be "Environmental Justice - Confronting Extreme Extraction and Ending Resource Wars on Indigenous and Frontline People".

 

Connect on your own, or meet with a group to connect to Zoom at one of the satellite locations in Superior, Keshena, Milwaukee, and Madison. Some locations may offer social/potluck/networking opportunities.

 

Date: Saturday, May 18th

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm CT

Location: Across the state

The purpose of this annual Spring meeting is to offer a program to set our WNPJ goals and vision for the year ahead, with input from our member groups and allies.

 

We will be choosing a nominating committee for new board members to begin their term in the Fall. If you're interested in serving on the board or nominating committee, let us know at info@wnpj.org.

CLICK HERE to register --- Zoom link will be emailed prior to the event to those who register.

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Take Action

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As far as national treasures go, the Great Lakes rank near the very top - there’s no question that these pristine freshwater lakes are a pillar in the survival of not just our region, but the planet. Every year, access to clean, fresh water diminishes due to drought, lack of rain, pollution, and more. So why would anyone ever gamble with 84% of North America’s surface freshwater? 
 

Enbridge, a Canadian multinational oil company with a long track record of highly destructive environmental disasters, and operator of the deteriorating 70-year-old Line 5 pipeline, is doing just that. As they continue to run a dangerous, outdated tar sands oil pipeline, the company is seeking permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reroute 41 miles of pipeline around the Bad River Band Reservation, where it has been operating illegally for over a decade, threatening Tribal sovereignty and treaty rights.

It’s more clear now than ever - if we want the planet to continue to be livable, we have to stop our reliance on fossil fuels. This expansion is not a solution and it’s far past time to #ShutDownLine5.

 

CLICK HERE to check out our toolkit and take action today!
 

Questions? Contact Britnie at britnie.remer@350wisconsin.org

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Member group WI for Environmental Justice is comprised of concerned citizens dedicated to seeking accountability for climate change in WI.

This year they are working with other partners and organizations in WI to build grassroots support for holding the fossil fuel industry liable for deception regarding the climate crisis in WI.

To learn more about their initiative and sign the petition
CLICK HERE.

Past Events

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Raising Awareness About Line 5

On Thursday, May 2, 2024 WNPJ hosted a presentation on Line 5 – a space to learn more about the Line 5 pipeline, the risks it poses, and actions that can be taken to raise awareness. We started with an important grounding by Aurora Conley, Bad River Ojibwe, who spoke about the cultural significance of the land and water, and how this dangerous pipeline threatens the Band’s way of life. Britnie Remer, with 350 Wisconsin, then provided an overview of the history of Line 5 and outlined actions that can be taken to get involved in this fight, as well as answered questions from participants. Together, Aurora and Britnie were able to connect the dots in this struggle from the climate crisis and environmental justice, to poverty and its interlocking injustices, to extreme extraction and resource wars, and the threat of eradication of entire Tribal cultures.

CLICK HERE to watch the recording.

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