The meeting was held on Saturday, May 06
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
S3661 Wisconsin 131
La Farge, Wisconsin
Our annual WNPJ Spring Steering Committee Meeting!
Almost 20 WNPJ member groups were represented at this annual event. People gathered to share their social justice & just transition success stories!
The recording of the meeting will be available here soon. Watch for it!
We met at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge (and provided a zoom event option).
Board host Dena Eakles gave a bit of history of the Driftless area where we met and about the issues here.
Guest speaker Samantha Laskowski presented an overview of local energy concerns. Sam is part of Vernon County energy district, involved in helping rural people understand the IRA/ the government's financial support for solar installations. Another guest, Spark,spoke to the possibility of a nuclear micro plant in Vernon county. https://www.vced.energy/
Board member Tynnetta Jackson facilitated WNPJ member groups providing short 'reports from the field' about the work their groups are doing.
WNPJ treasurer Vicki Berenson led a discussion of how best to move forward from our current all-volunteer status.
We are still looking for volunteers to form a Nominating Committee to seek new Board members for next Fall.