Clean Water Action Council Newsletters

Read more about environmental issues in our area.

Fall 2020 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: The Fox River: Then, Now, and in the Future
  • Page 2: The History of Human Impact on the Fox River
  • Page 3: The Importance of the Fox-Wolf Watershed
  • Page 4: History of the PCB Cleanup in Fox River and Green Bay
  • Page 6: Dead Zones in Green Bay Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better
  • Page 8: Sources of Rural Nonpoint Source Pollution to the Fox River
  • Page 9: Your Role in Protecting the Fox River from Urban Runof
  • Page 10: PAH Pollution in Runoff to the Fox River
  • Page 11: Point Source Pollution of the Fox River
  • Page 12: Climate Change, Flooding, and the Effect on Fox River Water Quality
  • Page 13: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 16: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 17: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 19: Membership Form

Summer 2020 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: The Impact of Factory Farms in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 2: The Impact of Factory Farms on the People of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 5: Socio-economic Impact of CAFOs on Small Communities
  • Page 7: Manure Pits Impact Quality of Rural Life
  • Page 8: Are road damages from large farming equipment being addressed?
  • Page 10: Wisconsin Department of Revenue confirms that proximity to a CAFO impacts property value.
  • Page 11: How you spend your food dollars can protect the environment.
  • Page 12: Call for Moratorium on the Construction and Expansion of Industrial-Sized Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Wisconsin
  • Page 13-14: Northeast Wisconsin Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - listing
  • Page 15: A Massive (and purposeful) Regulatory Failure of CAFOs
  • Page 16: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 18: Meet Our Summer Interns
  • Page 19-20: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 21-22: Rodale Partners with Indigo Ag on Regenerative Agriculture

Spring 2020 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Protect Your Family From the Threat of PFAS Contamination
  • Page 2: Why should you know about the threat from PFAS chemicals?
  • Page 3: The Flagrant and Insidious Danger Posed by PFAS
  • Page 5: Chemical Contamination from PFAS Fire-fighting Foams Threatens Human Health
  • Page 6: Water Proofing and PFAS Exposure
  • Page 7: Non-Stick Cookware and PFAS Impacts on Health
  • Page 8: PFAS Testing Resources
    Testing for PFAS and PFOS in Your Home and Drinking Water
  • Page 9: PFAS Legislation Passed and Some Needing Your Support
  • Page 10: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 12: Recovery of the Fox River
  • Page 14: Meet Our New Interns
  • Page 16-17: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 18: CWAC Silent Auction & Dance for the Environment Information and Order Form

Winter 2019 - 2020 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: The Impact of Federal Environmental Policies on Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 2: Bring the Paris Agreement to Your Community
  • Page 4: Toxic Substance Rollbacks Under Trump Administration
    WI Impacted by Trump Administration Retraction of WOTUS Rule
  • Page 6: Rollbacks of Clean Air Act to Impact Wisconsin
  • Page 7: Endangered Species Rule Changes Are Endangering Species
  • Page 8: Public Lands Under Attack
  • Page 9: Improved Automobile Fuel Efficiency Threatened
  • Page 10: The Agriculture and Nutrition Act: Farm Bill or Band-Aid?
  • Page 12: Are you contaminating our water with microplastic pollution from clothing?
  • Page 13: "Just Say No" to Plastic Water Bottles
  • Page 14: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 16-17: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 18: CWAC Accomplishments for 2019

Fall 2019 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: The Year of Clean Drinking Water - How are we doing?
  • Page 3: The Federal Safe Drinking Water Act: An important tool for citizen action to protect drinking water!
  • Page 4: Municipal Drinking Water Quality Report for Area Communities
  • Page 7: Data on County Wells
  • Page 8: The Economics of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin
    How are we doing at "Getting the Lead Out"?
  • Page 9: Dazed & Confused Over “Safe” PFAS Levels
  • Page 11: Improve Manure Application to Protect Drinking Water Quality
  • Page 12: Mercury Continues to Enter Wisconsin’s Waterways and Threaten Drinking Water
  • Page 13: Blue Gold: What is the True Value of Water?
  • Page 14: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 16-17: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 18: Meet Our Interns

Summer 2019 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Are We Ignoring Environmental Warning Bells in NE Wisconsin? - A critical Look at the risks involved with exposure to toxic chemicals and what we can do about it.
  • Page 2: Get the Lead Out!
  • Page 3: What is the risk from BPA-coated cash register receipts?
  • Page 4: Exposure to PCBs Remain a Threat in Northeast WI
  • Page 5: The use of Farm Chemicals in NE WI Poses a Threat to Human Health
  • Page 7: We must continue to reduce mercury pollution to protect our children!
  • Page 8: Take Action on PFAS Contamination
  • Page 9: Are you at risk of pesticides in your home?
  • Page 10: We must reduce toxic air from ozone and particulate pollution!
  • Page 11: The Hidden Dangers of Milk House Wastewater
  • Page 12: Avoid Coal-Tar-Based Pavement Sealants at All Cost
  • Page 14: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 16: Meet Our Summer Intern Mike Reno
  • Page 17-18: Mark Your Calendar!

Spring 2019 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Climate Change - Think Global, Act Local in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 2: Merchants of Doubt are Losing Their Battle with Climate Change
  • Page 3: Global Climate Change and the Affects It Has on Wisconsin
  • Page 4: Melting Polar Ice: What is the Worst That Could Happen?
    Personal Changes to Fight Climate Change
  • Page 5: Tell Congressman Mike Gallagher to Support Carbon Fee and Dividend
  • Page 6: Climate Change, Wisconsin, and You
  • Page 8: Time's Running Out, But the Sun Isn't
  • Page 9: Solar in the Shadow of the Frozen Tundra
  • Page 10: Loss of Public Transportation Contributes to CO2 Emissions
  • Page 11: Electric Vehicles Making a Positive Impact Towards Global Warming
    Sustainable "Green Construction" Gaining Traction in the Industry
  • Page 12: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 15: Meet Our Interns
  • Page 16-17: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 18: CWAC Annual Banquet Order Form & Information

Winter 2018 - 2019 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: We Are Drowning in Plastic!
    Join the Efforts to Reduce Plastic Waste
  • Page 2: Choosing Glass Over Plastic Bottles
  • Page 3: Why We Should Have a Bottle Bill
  • Page 4: The Last Plastic Straw?
  • Page 5: Paper or Plastic Bag. How about Neither.
  • Page 6: Markets for Recycling Plastics vs. Glass
  • Page 7: Some Ways to Reduce the Use of Plastic
  • Page 8: A Review of Efforts by Northeast Wisconsin Counties to Promote Recycling at Events
  • Page 10: Plastic Pollution Pandemic: Microplastics...No Small Issue
  • Page 11: Health Impacts of Chemical Exposures from Plastics
  • Page 12: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 15: Citizens Are Most Precious Resource
  • Page 16: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 18: CWAC Accomplishments for 2018

Fall 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Barriers to Protecting the Waters of Wisconsin: Vote for Clean Water!
  • Page 2: Wisconsin Citizens Must Work to Overcome State-Imposed Barriers to Protect Our Waters
    The DBA Pushes to Move CAFO Regulations Out of DNR Control
  • Page 3: Water Quality Harmed by Trickle-Down Effect of Budget Cuts
  • Page 4: Legislative and Judicial Actions Weaken Groundwater and Surface Water Protections
  • Page 5: Local Control of Industrial-Size Farms Lost to the Livestock Facility Siting Law
  • Page 6: What can you do? Take action today and at the polls in November!
  • Page 7: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 11: Thought Control Being Used to Ignore Climate Change?
  • Page 12: Join Our Planned Giving Circle of Friends
  • Page 13: Improving Your Farm’s Bottom Line with Managed Grazing
  • Page 14: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 15: Meet Our New Interns
  • Page 16: The Effect of Agricultural Practices on Food Quality and Human Health

Summer 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Good Food, Good Farming: Eat Healthy and Support Sustainable Farming in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 2: Accountability, Environment, Health Among Top Reasons for Choosing Organic Foods
    Meuer Organic Farm
  • Page 4: Grass-Grazed Animals Offer Health Benefits and Reduce Environmental Impact
  • Page 5: Phytochemicals: The Nonessential Nutrients That May Be Essential
  • Page 6: The Search for Sustainable Agriculture
  • Page 7: Agricultural Composting: The Answer to Manure Management & Nutrient Recycling
  • Page 8: Sustainable Farming Organizations: Working for Consumers and Producers
  • Page 9: Polich Organic Dairy Farm - Sturgeon Bay
  • Page 10: A Sample of More Good Farming Practices in N.E. WI
  • Page 11: Good Food from CWAC Members
    N.E. WI Community Supported Agriculture Growers (CSA)
  • Page 12: The Action in Clean Water Action Council
  • Page 16: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 17: Meet Our New Board Members
  • Page 18: Meet Our New Intern & What are our previous Interns doing now?

Spring 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Take Action Against Significant Environmental Threats in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 2: Cuts to WDNR Makes Wisconsin Open for Business to Polluters and Developers
    Can we no longer look to the EPA for support?
  • Page 3: It’s Not Your “Grandpa’s Farm” Anymore
  • Page 4: Reduce Particulate Pollution and Reduce Threats to Human Health and the Environment
  • Page 5: Protecting Yourself from Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC’s) A Biological Assault on your Body at the Cellular Level
  • Page 7: Impacts of Passing the WI Sulfide Mining Bill
  • Page 8: Fluoride Compounds Pollute Marinette Groundwater Wells and Heads to Lake Michigan
  • Page 9: Invasive Species—A Deadly Biological Storm
  • Page 10: Wetlands Bill--All Waters are Connected
  • Page 13: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 16: Mark Your Calendar! Meetings, Events and Happenings
  • Page 18: Silent Auction, Dinner & Dance for the Environment
  • Page 19: CWAC Membership Form

Winter 2017 - 2018 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Clearing the Air in Northeast Wisconsin: Threats to Air Quality and Human Health
  • Page 2: President Trump Jettisons Clean Power Plan: A Serious Threat to Air Quality
  • Page 3: The American Lung Association’s State of the Air Report: What it Says for Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 4: Waste from Coal Combustion Is a Threat to Human Health in Northeast WI
  • Page 5: Sources of Ground-Level Ozone in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 7: Getting Rid of Reformulated Gas Will Cost Us More Than We Save
  • Page 8: More Reasons Not to Like Coal: Coal Pollutes Our Air and Water
  • Page 9: Cow Farts Are No Laughing Matter: CAFOs Concentrate Methane Emissions
  • Page 10: Additional Local and Regional Sources of Air Pollution
  • Page 12: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 14: Planned Giving, Health Forum, and Membership Drive!
  • Page 15: Mark Your Calendar! Meetings, Events, and Happenings
  • Page 16: CWAC Accomplishments for 2017
  • Page 17: CWAC Membership Form

Fall 2017 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Are you working to protect the waters of Northeast Wisconsin? Join the fight for clean water.
  • Page 2: Take Action Today: Urge the DNR, Governor, and Legislature to Strengthen Manure Spreading Rules
    The Importance of Citizen Participation in Water Quality Monitoring
  • Page 4: Phosphorus Regulations Must Be Maintained
  • Page 5: Protecting our Waters with Cropland Rental Agreements
  • Page 6: Why Conservation Farmers Switch to No-till Farming
  • Page 7: Cover Crops-A Better Way of Farming
  • Page 8: Are Tax Dollars to CAFOs Promoting Loss of Water Quality?
  • Page 9: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 12: The "Dirt" on Coal
  • Page 13: Tires Burned by Local Industries Affect Our Air and Water
  • Page 15: Meet Our Interns!
    Mark Your Calendar! Meetings, Events and Happenings
  • Page 16: Join Our Planned Giving Circle of Friends
  • Page 17: CWAC Membership Form

Summer 2017 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Sustainable Farms or Animal Factories. Which will your food dollars support?
  • Page 2: Sustainable or Unsustainable: A Farmers' Choice
  • Page 3: Farm Subsidies-How they are affecting farming practices, food and public health
  • Page 4: Industrial Hog Farms Are Not Sustainable
  • Page 5: Pastured Pork: A Sustainable Method of Hog Production
  • Page 6: Groché Organic Farms: A Model for Sustainability
  • Page 7: Local Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSA's)
  • Page 8: Support Cheesemakers Sourcing from Sustainable Dairy Farms
  • Page 10: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 13: CWAC opposes construction of Back 40 Mine
  • Page 14: New Board Members!
    Meet Our Interns!
  • Page 15: Mark Your Calendar! Meetings, Events and Happenings
  • Page 16: Join Our Planned Giving Circle of Friends
  • Page 17: CWAC Membership Form

Spring 2017 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Citizens are Mad as Hell and Don’t Want to take it Anymore
  • Page 2: Kewaunee County Resident Angry About Continued CAFO Expansion
  • Page 3: CAFOs, Carrying Capacity, and Cumulative Effects
  • Page 4: Resist the Weakening of Environmental Laws
  • Page 5: What Would Life Be Like Without the EPA?
  • Page 7: Taking a Stand for Wisconsin’s Natural Resources
  • Page 8: Trout Fishing Endangered Throughout Wisconsin
  • Page 10: Act for the Climate
  • Page 11: Empowering Acts Within Reach
    The Action in CWAC (Legal Actions, CWAC Educational Efforts in the Community, Weekly Updates)
  • Page 14: Mark Your Calendar!
  • Page 15: Join Our Planned Giving Circle of Friends
    Yardening with Mother Nature
  • Page 16: Silent Auction, Dinner & Dance for the Environment Information and Registration Form
  • Page 17: CWAC Membership Form

Winter 2016 - 2017 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: CAFO is More than a Four-Letter Word
  • Page 2: The Economic and Social Impact of CAFOs on Rural Communities
  • Page 3: The Impact of Liquid Manure on Groundwater Quality
  • Page 4: CAFOs Release Hazardous Air Emissions
  • Page 5: Green House Gas and Wisconsin's CAFO Industry
  • Page 6: The Practice of CAFO Confinement and Animal Cruelty
  • Page 7: Kewaunee County CAFO Owners and Supporters are Alleged to Use Underhanded Tactics
  • Page 8: Why Wisconsin's Agricultural Laws Fail to Protect Public Health and the Environment
  • Page 9: CAFOs Use Public Relations to Fight Needed Ag Reforms
  • Page 10: Opposing CAFO Expansions in Northeastern Wisconsin
  • Page 11: If Not Industrial Farms, What Then?
  • Page 12: The Action in CWAC
    The 2017 Membership Drive Has Begun
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 14: CWAC's Educational Efforts in The Community
    Weekly CWAC Updates
    Please Support the Businesses of Our Members
  • Page 15: Meet Our New Intern

Fall 2016 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Searching for Candidates with Beautiful Environmental Minds
  • Page 2: Like it or Not, the Environment is a Partisan Issue
  • Page 3: Make Protecting Wetlands a Voting Issue!
    Vote for a Candidate Who Will Protect Wisconsin's Groundwater
  • Page 4: Vote to Return the Office of the Public Intervenor
  • Page 5: Will Your Legislative Vote Strengthen the Role of the DNR?
    Be Sure Your Vote Says, "Public Lands Belong to All of Us!"
  • Page 6: Climate Change and Renewable Energy Policy
  • Page 7: Climate Change Needs Leaders Who Are Scientifically Literate Supporting the EPA: A Litmus Test
  • Page 8: The Economic Impact of Clean Water
  • Page 9: Family Farms or Animal Factories? What Is Your Candidate's Position?
  • Page 12: The Action in CWAC
    The 2016 Membership Drive is Wrapping Up
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 13: CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 14: Weekly CWAC Updates
    We Have Moved
    Join the fight against manure spraying!
  • Page 15: Join Us For Our Next Health Forum
  • Page 16: Meet Our New Interns

Summer 2016 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Failing Green
  • Page 2: Wind Energy Makes Impact on Today's Energy Infrastructure
  • Page 3: Wisconsin's Clean Energy Economy
  • Page 4: Solar Future is Bright
  • Page 5: The Environmental and Health Impacts of Incineration-Based Waste-to-Energy
  • Page 7: Damn Dams
  • Page 8: Success of Farm-based Digesters Increases
  • Page 9: Rotational Grazing Reduces Energy Consumption
  • Page 11: The Action in CWAC
    The 2016 Membership Drive is Underway
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 12: CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 13: Weekly CWAC Updates
    CWAC's Partnerships
    CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 15: Join the Fight Against Manure Spraying!

Spring 2016 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Lets Clear the Air
  • Page 2: Fox River Coal Piles Add to Particulate Pollution
  • Page 4: CAFOs Can Have Negative Effects on Air Quality
  • Page 5: There are Social and Emotional Impacts of CAFO Air Pollution
  • Page 6: Open Burning Creates Toxic Air
    Indoor Air Pollution: What Are You Breathing?
  • Page 8: Controlling Dust Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
  • Page 9: Incinerators by Any Name Pose Threat to Air Quality
    The Action in CWAC The 2016 Membership Drive Is Underway
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 10: CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 11: Weekly CWAC Updates
    CWAC's Partnerships CWAC's Actions in the Community

Winter 2015 - 2016 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Who is Protecting the Waters of Wisconsin?
    Wisconsin Water Resources at Risk
    Wisconsin Citizens Take Action to Protect the Waters of the State
  • Page 3: Petition for Corrective Action Includes Six CWAC Members
  • Page 4: The Petition for Corrective Action: Viewpoint of a Retired County Conservationist
  • Page 6: High Capacity Wells Pose Threat to Wisconsin Groundwater
  • Page 8: Manure Spraying, A Threat to Our Waters and Health. DNR Approves Manure Spraying in Wood County
    Some Key Organizations Working to Protect the Waters of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 10: NEW Water to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Page 11: The Action in CWAC
    The 2016 Membership Drive Is Underway
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
    CWAC’s Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 12: Weekly CWAC Updates
    CWAC's Partnerships
    CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 13: Tipping Point on Climate Change Action
  • Page 14: Meetings, Events and Happenings
  • Page 16: CWAC Key Accomplishments for 2015
    Clean Power Plan Webinar Reveals Loopholes for Biomass and Waste Burning

Fall 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Can Agri-Tourism and the Preservation of Small Family Farms Save Us from CAFO Ruination?
  • Page 2: Preserving Our Small Family Farms through Agri-Tourism
  • Page 4: Irish Farm Bed and Breakfasts Can Be a Model for Wisconsin Agri-Tourism
  • Page 5: Waseda Farms, a Model of Sustainability and Eco-Tourism
    It’s Time to Reconsider Liquid Manure Systems
  • Page 7: Rotational Grazing Dairy Farming Protects Our Waters and Is Economically Feasible
    Advantages of rotational grazing systems
  • Page 8: Landowners Can Act to Protect Their Water and Limit CAFO Expansion
  • Page 9: Driving Toward Dinuba: Taking Action to Build Rural Communities
  • Page 10: The Action in CWAC
    The 2015 membership drive continues
    Volunteer
    Legal Actions
    CWAC’s Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 12: CWAC ’s Actions in the Community
  • Page 14: Meetings, Events and Happenings
  • Page 16: Meet Our Interns!

Summer 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Protecting Your Family from Toxins in the Home and Environment
  • Page 2: Smart Pest Management of Lawns and Gardens
  • Page 3: Protect Your Family from Toxic Air in the Home
  • Page 4: Avoiding Toxins from Local Fish
  • Page 5: Selecting GMO-free Foods Can Be Cost Effective
  • Page 6: Protect Your Family from Overexposure to Fluoride
  • Page 7: Avoiding Toxic Cookware & Storage Containers
  • Page 8: Diagnosing and Improving Your Well Water
  • Page 10: Endocrine Disruptors Can Harm Your Health
  • Page 11:Updates
    The Action in CWAC
    The 2015 Membership Drive Continues
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 12: CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
    Weekly CWAC Updates
    CWAC's Event Partnerships
    CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 13: Join us for our Health Forum: Protecting Your Family from Toxins in the Home and Environment
  • Page 14: It's time for good neighbors to oppose all waste gasification projects
  • Page 15: Meet Our New Interns
    From Toxin Toxout

Spring 2015 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change in N.E. Wisconsin
    Will 2015 Be the Year for Decisive Action on Climate Change?
    CWAC to Co-sponsor Climate Change Forum with Focus on N.E. Wisconsin
  • Page 2: Merchants of Doubt Create Cloud Over Climate Change
  • Page 3: Climate Change Already Threatens Wisconsin Forests While Some Wisconsin Politicians Remain Unconvinced
  • Page 4: Future of Wisconsin’s Forests in a Changing Climate
    Climate Effects on How the Great Lakes Grow and Flow
  • Page 5: Goodbye to the Loon
  • Page 6: Climate Change and Food Production in Wisconsin
  • Page 7: Decline of Minnesota Moose
  • Page 8: Wisconsin Falling Behind in Climate Change Policy
  • Page 9 :Mitigating Climate Change: What you can do!
    The Action in CWAC
    The 2015 Membership Drive is Underway!
    Volunteer!
    Legal Actions
  • Page 10: CWAC's Event Partnerships
    CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 11: CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 13: The High Heart Project Shares Office with CWAC, from Chris Zimonick
  • Page 14: Sawyer Creek Watershed Projects Completed with Utica Settlement
  • Page 15: Tips for Monitoring Manure Spreading
    Meet Our New Interns!

Winter 2014 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Join the Sustainable and Healthy Foods Movement
    An Introduction by CWAC President, Dean Hoegger
  • Page 2: The Local Food Movement in Eastern Wisconsin
  • Page 3: A profile of Trust Local Foods
    Farmers' Markets: Locally Grown Food All Year 'Round
  • Page 4: Co-ops: Connecting Healthy Food, Farming, and the Local Economy
    New Leaf Marketing Coming Soon to Green Bay
    The Food Day Movement
  • Page 5: Rotational Grazing - Guilt-Free Beef and Dairy
  • Page 6: Sustainable Practices Implemented on Organic Dairy Farm
  • Page 7: Soil Health, the Key to Agricultural Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Page 10: Where is GMO Labeling?
  • Page 11: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 12: CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
  • Page 13: CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 14: CWAC Completes Glyphosate in Well Water Study
  • Page 15: Effects from Glyphosate Contamination May Be Mistaken as Gluten Intolerance
  • Page 16: Groundwater Contamination: A Clear Health Hazard
  • Page 17: CWAC - Key Accomplishments for 2014
    Meet Our Interns
  • Page 18: Mark Your Calendar - Meetings, Events, and Happenings

Fall 2014 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: What’s Happening to Our Waters?
    A look at local water concerns in Wisconsin and the efforts to keep them safe.
    An Introduction by CWAC President Dean Hoegger
  • Page 2: What the Waters Tell Us
  • Page 3: Contaminated Wells Spur Tougher Waste Spreading Ordinance in Kewaunee County
  • Page 4: Ohio’s Blue Green Algae Problem Could Become Ours
  • Page 5: Neonics Wreaking Havoc on Aquatic Life, Honeybees
  • Page 8: Coal Tar Sealants Pose Threat to Water and Health
  • Page 9: Industrial Farm Model is Damaging Environment
  • Page 10: Walker Weakened Protections of State's Wetlands
  • Page 11: A Major Victory for Protection from High Capacity Well Permits
    PCB Contaminated Sediment Cleanup Continues for a Sixth Year
  • Page 12: Oneida Tribe Partners to Restore Trout Creek
  • Page 13: The Action in CWAC
    Have you renewed your membership for 2014?
    Legal Actions
    CWAC's Educational Efforts in the Community
    CWAC's Actions in the Community
  • Page 15: Greening Out Your Trash Can: International, National, and Local Studies and Programs on Food Waste
  • Page 17: CWAC Interns

Summer 2014 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Make Environmental Justice the Next Human Rights Campaign
    Sandra Steingraber Invites Audience to Join the Environmental Rights Movement
    CWAC Answers the Call for an Environmental Justice Campaign
  • Page 3: The Time for Citizen Advocacy is Now
  • Page 4: The Toxic Trespass of Frac Sand Mining
  • Page 6: EPA Loophole Increases Threat from Incinerators
  • Page 7: CWAC Board Takes Position Against Municipal Water Fluoridation
  • Page 8: Join the Task Force to Stop Spray Irrigation of Animal Waste
  • Page 9: Join the Fight against GMOs
    Legislative Actions to Protect Citizens from GMOs
  • Page 10: Engaging Elected Officials the CCL Way
  • Page 11: The Action in CWAC
    CWAC in the Community
    Legal Actions
  • Page 13: Clean Water Action Council Asks the State Supreme Court for Decision Review
    CWAC Welcomes New Board Members

Spring 2014 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: Examining the Link Between Cancer and the Environment
    CWAC Examines the Local Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
    CWAC to Host Health Forum featuring Sandra Steingraber
  • Page 3: A Look at Cancer Rates in Northeast Wisconsin
  • page 4: Dioxins:The Worst of the Dirty Dozen
  • Page 5: PCBs: The Unseen Threat in our Community
  • Page 6: Exposure to Atrazine and other Agricultural Chemicals Pose Health Risk
  • Page 7: CWAC to Offer Well Testing for the Herbicide Glyphosate
  • Page 8: The Action in CWAC
    CWAC in the Community
    Legal Actions
    CWAC Representation on State and Local Committees Organizations
  • Page 11: CWAC Seeks Participants for Food Waste Study
  • Page 12: Guest Commentaries

Winter 2014 Newsletter

In this Issue

  • Page 1: At Whose Table Do Our Legislators Sit?
    Money, Politics and the Environment in a Greener 2014
  • Page 2: The Movement to Overcome Citizens United Grows
  • Page 3: Improving Recycling for a Greener 2014
  • Page 4: Managed Grazing Could Improve Water Quality in 2014 and Beyond
  • page 5: Spray Irrigation of Manure, A Cause for Concern in the Coming Year
  • Page 7: The Use of Fewer Antibiotics Would Make for a Healthier 2014
  • Page 8: Good Tidings for 2014 on Emerald Ash Borer Front
  • Page 9: The Action in CWAC
    Join us at the office
    CWAC in the Community
    CWAC Monitors PCB Cleanup of Fox River
    CWAC Monitors for Incineration
    Legal Actions
    CWAC Representation on State and Local Committees and Organizations
  • Page 12: CWAC Welcomes Our Fall and Spring Interns

Fall 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Page 1: Green Energy, What's Really Green?
  • Page 3: Corn-Based Ethanol—The Brownest Green Fuel
    Manure Digesters Do Not Solve Manure Problems
  • Page 4: Solar Energy Is Both Green and Affordable
  • Page 5: Solar Electric/Photovoltaics
  • Page 6: BUILDING A LOW “MPG” HOME
  • Page 7: As Wind Energy Industry Grows, Green Solutions Sought
    The Action in CWAC
    Legal Actions
    Legal Research
    CWAC Follows Council on Recycling Plastic...
    CWAC in the Community
    CWAC Field Trips
  • Page 10: Tall Ships Festival Booth a Success
    Frac Sand Mining Environmental Concerns Grow
  • Page 11: CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY: Where Civility, Science and Action Meet
    More Threats to One of the Largest Freshwater Estuaries
  • Page 12: Latest Water Test Results Show High E. Coli Bacteria Count
  • Page 13: Water Testing for Roundup in Well Water Offered
    Book Reviews

Summer 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Page 1: Are You Choosing an Organic Diet for Your Family?
  • Page 2: Are Your Foods GMO Free?
  • Page 3: Is Your Lawn Chemicals Free?
    Brown County's Community Gardens Transitioning Towards Organic
  • Page 4: Restaurant Provides Compost for Organic Gardener
  • Page 5: Will Allen Inspires Others through Growing Power Inc.
  • Page 6: Herbicide Carryover, Gardeners Beware!
    Managed Grazing Provides a Better Choice for Consumers
  • Page 7: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 11: CWAC Supports Efforts to Prevent Spray Irrigation of Animal Waste
  • Page 12: Water Reality Event Held in Wautoma
    CWAC Continues to Sponsor Student Interns
    Meet Carla Martin, CWAC’s Newest Board Member
  • Page 13: CWAC Hires Executive Director

Spring 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Page 1: The Man from Clear Lake, Gaylord Nelson, Still Inspires the Green Movement.
  • Page 2: Zero Waste Group Forms in Brown County
    Sustain Door Returns Sustainability Fair to Door County April 27
  • Page 3: Green Bay's Bird City Recognition Leads to Avian-Related Successes
  • Page 4: Green Bay Pollinator Corridor Creates Chain of Native Landscape Gardens
    Local City Ordinance Supports Native Landscapes
    Sustainable Farming is Promoted in Northeast Wisconsin
  • Page 5: N.E.W. Plastics Corporation Brings Sustainability to Lumber Industry
  • Page 6: Gardner Town Board Seeks to Regulate CAFOs
    The Action in CWAC
  • Page 10: Join the Mother Earth Water Walkers for an Event on May 5th
  • Page 11: Dance for the Environment Information and Ticket Order Form
  • Page 12: Mark Your Calendar!

Winter 2013 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Page 1: WI Citizens Have the Legal Right to Hold Government and Polluters Accountable
  • Page 2: Public Effectively Excluded from OSGC C.U.P. Application Process
  • Page 3: Manure Spray Irrigation: The Latest Threat from Industrial Farming May Limit Public Input
  • Page 4: Residents Struggle to Participate in Proposed Digester Approval
  • Page 5: CAFO Tour Raises Awareness and Concerns
  • Page 6: The Action in CWAC
  • Page 9: S.S. Badger Owners Resist Environmental Upgrades
  • Page 10: Students Perform Real Stream Research

Fall 2012 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • CAFOs: What they are and why we should care.
  • Impact of CAFOs on Brown County
  • Impact of CAFOs on Kewaunee County
  • CAFO Myths
  • Responding to the Growing Number of CAFOs
  • The Action in CWAC
  • A Letter from Kewaunee Cares
  • Emerald Ash Borer is Here!
  • Mark Your Calendar!

Summer 2012 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Moving Toward Zero Waste: A Goal for Northeast Wisconsin to Embrace
  • Compost = Black Gold
  • Food Waste Primer and The Food Waste Task Force
  • Landfill Reduction and Recycling, Inc. Provides Green Alternative for Construction and Demolition Materials
  • The Action in CWAC, Including an update on Oneida Tribe's Gasification Incinerator
  • CWAC Banquet & Dance for the Environment Raises Funds for Legal Fees
  • Mark Your Calendar!

Spring 2012 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Clean Water Act (CWA) Turns 40 Karst Typography-Or Cracks and Cow Crap Don't Mix
  • Phosphate Concentration in Surface Water Observed Over Eleven Years, an Example of Citizen Monitoring
  • Open Burning Contributes to Ground and Surface Water Pollution
  • Recycling Farm Plastic Needs Exploration
  • Regional Interests Involving the WDNR and the EPA
  • Wind Energy Primer - Is Wind Energy for You?
  • The Action in CWAC
  • Silica Frac-Sand Mining in Wisconsin

Winter 2012 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • A Changing Ice Fishing Catch in Green Bay Brings Concern for Fish-Eaters
  • Downplaying Invasives Not a Good Idea
  • Runaway Mining Train Will Ruin Wisconsin's Fresh Water
  • The Death of the Conservation Congress
  • Regional Interests Involving the WDNR and the EPA
  • The Action in CWAC

Fall 2011 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Oneida Trash to Energy Plant Not in Harmony with Tribe's Philosophy
  • The Long and Dirty Wake of the SS Badger
  • Phosphorus Still Harming Our Lakes and Streams
  • Utica Ethanol Lawsuit Review
  • Apple Papers, Inc. and NRC Corp. Leave Their PCB Cleanup for Others
  • CWAC with an Emphasis on Action

Summer 2011 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Shut the Door on Citizens' Rights to Clean Water
  • What Does this Decision mean for Wisconsin Citizens?
  • Behavior of Some Justices Shocks Observers from CWAC
  • The Clean Water Act Threatened in Congress, Act Now
  • THE WALKER ADMINISTRATION'S ATTACK IS AGAINST ALL OF US

Spring 2011 Newsletter

In this issue:

  • CWAC Fights for Environmental Justice in Northeast Wisconsin - Notices Served to Enforce Federal Clean Air Act
  • Remembering Dale Druckrey
  • Avoid Coal Tar Sealant for Your Driveway
  • Clean Water Action Council Goals for 2011

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