Past Events

Solar Open House

4/15/23 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Trempealeau library was recently awarded multiple grants to install solar panels, which provide the electricity to run the building. They are hosting a solar open house and a Drive-Electric event... Read More

Eco-Poetry: Reading and Author Talk

4/16/23 to 4/17/23 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Celebrate Earth and Poetry Month with writer Catherine Young as she reads poems and shares stories from her new book,  Geosmin . Geosmin (a word that means the scent of soil) paints a deep map of... Read More

Reduce One-time Use Plastic --a zoom chat from the Sustainability Institute

4/26/23 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

                Did you know that most of the plastic we encounter ends up in landfills, incinerators or in our waterways? Finding intentional ways to reduce our one-time use plastic consumption can... Read More

If you want to protect clean energy incentives, call your representative in the U.S. house.

4/27/23 | All Day

If you support clean energy incentives that are available through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), please call your house representative to voice your support for them. Speaker McCarthy wants... Read More

2023 Earth Fair, La Crosse, in Myrick Park

4/30/23 to 5/01/23 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

A FREE family-friendly event featuring the non-profit Climate Alliance for the Common Good ,  WisCorps Critter Mobiles, Sustainability Institute Green Goose Chase Mini Missions, Marsh Walk, Insect... Read More

2023 Green Goose Chase - April 21-April 30 / Sign up Your Team and GO!

4/30/23 to 5/31/23 | 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sign Up Your Team - Games Begin April 21 Thru April 30 The Green Goose Chase is a mission-based team game. Start by downloading the app then creating or joining a team to play the Green Goose Chase... Read More

Consider Taking Action to Support Proposed EPA Guidelines on Power Plant Carbon Emissions

5/11/23 to 7/11/23 | All Day

The EPA has proposed guidelines that reduce climate pollution at power plants. To support these new guidelines, proposed on May 11 and open to public comment for the ensuing 60 days, consider... Read More

Learn about Spring Wildflowers, Ferns, and Lichens, then Hike to Find Them

5/13/23 to 5/14/23 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about spring wildflowers, ferns, and lichens, and hike with us along St. Joseph's Ridge. We'll identify as many as we can, and log our findings on the iNaturalist website as part of the... Read More

Spring Tree Planting May 25-27, Trempealeau Lakes

5/25/23 to 5/26/23 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Help the Mississippi Valley Conservancy plant 1,500 native trees for wildlife, water, and climate. The Spring Tree Planting days are May 25-27, Trempealeau Lakes, Pickeral Path. Plan to arrive at... Read More

Learn more about energy provided by local rural electric Cooperatives and Xcel Energy.

5/25/23 to 5/26/23 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

You are invited to Know Your Utility , a talk about where your electricity comes from. This talk is sponsored by the Coulee Region Group of the Sierra Club, serving Southwestern Wisconsin and the La... Read More

'Climate Change and Preserving That Which We Value' - A Talk by Tom Schlesinger, PhD, June 3, 5:40 pm and June 4, 10:10am

6/03/23 to 6/04/23 | 5:10 pm - 10:10 am

  Learn about climate change and what you can do to protect this and future generations. Tom Schlesinger will be giving a talk on 'Climate Change and Preserving That Which We Value' on June 3rd and... Read More

Wildflower Wonders Walk - Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area, June 10, 10 AM to 12 PM, Mississippi Valley Conservancy

6/10/23 | 10:00 am - Noon

Come for a wildflower walk in the Borah Creek Prairie State Natural Area! A rare glimpse of the rolling grassland and wildflowers that once carpeted much of this area can be seen on a free guided... Read More

Suggest a Nominee for the Soak It Up Award, 2023-- Water-friendly Landscaping Project to Reduce Stormwater Runoff

6/12/23 to 7/06/23 | All Day

The Soak it Up Award , by the La Crosse Urban Stormwater Group , recognizes a group or person in the community who has created a water-friendly landscaping project that reduces stormwater runoff. The... Read More

Consider supporting the strongest EPA vehicle emissions regulations ever proposed

6/13/23 to 7/05/23 | All Day

Consider clicking here and signing an email in support of the strongest-ever EPA regulations proposed on vehicle emissions , or send an email to or call EPA Administrator Michael Regan. The proposal... Read More

Bugs in the Garden, July 15 at Myrick Park

6/15/23 to 6/17/23 | 10:00 am - Noon

Explore the wonderful world of decomposers ! Join the Driftless Area BioBlitz (DABB) team and WisCorps members in The Nature Place’s garden at Myrick Park on July 15. Nick Nichols, author of Worm... Read More

Learn about La Crosse-area Friends of the Blufflands

6/21/23 to 6/22/23 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about Friends of the Blufflands, a nonprofit based in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Their mission is to promote sound conservation practices in the Coulee Region blufflands and to be a voice for a wide... Read More

Help Design a New Outdoor Classroom for Summit Elementary to Celebrate the Summer Solstice! 6/29/2023 9-10:30 AM

6/29/23 to 7/01/23 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with S olar O n L a Crosse S chools (SOLS) event! Bring kids and help design the new outdoor classroom to be built at Summit Elementary School. The event includes... Read More

ACT: If you are concerned about food waste, the hungry, and the climate, contact your representative!

7/03/23 to 12/14/23 | All Day

Please consider contacting your representative if you are concerned about food waste, hunger, and the environment. A simple legislative, bipartisan action can make an enormous difference: H.R.3159,... Read More

ACT: If you want to tackle climate change, talk to your representative about the PROVE IT Act

7/16/23 to 12/20/23 | All Day

If you want to tackle climate change, please make a few calls to your representatives about the PROVE IT Act. This bill, with its bipartisan support, is a great first step in accurately measuring the... Read More

Consider Acting to Protect Rooftop Solar in Wisconsin

9/03/23 to 10/14/23 | All Day

Consider supporting rooftop solar in Wisconsin by letting the Public Service Commission (PSC) know you support 1-fair and straightforward net metering and 2-fair reimbursement for owners investing in... Read More

Help us Track Local Biodiversity! From Now Through the End of September

9/30/23 to 10/12/23 | 8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Join the Driftless Area BioBlitz challenge from April through the end of September to identify biodiversity in our region. Use the iNaturalist app to easily add to a catalog of wildlife and plant... Read More

La Crosse Solar Tour

10/06/23 to 10/08/23 | All Day

La Crosse is participating in the National Solar Tour for the first time. The event gives all of us a chance to find out more about the ins and outs of installing solar panels. On Friday, you can... Read More

ACT: Sustainability Workshop for La Crosse Small Businesses and Organizations

1/18/24 | Noon - 3:00 pm

Sustainability Workshop for La Crosse Small Businesses and Organizations Presented by the City of La Crosse and The Climate Alliance for the Common Good La Crosse-area small businesses and... Read More

Transit Equity Days--Remembering Rosa Parks

1/29/24 to 2/04/24 | All Day

Public transit is a civil right and an important part of a just transition from a fossil-fuel to a clean energy economy! Transit Equity Days is a celebration of Rosa Parks' birthday and includes... Read More

Protect Wisconsin's rapid access to federal funds

2/13/24 to 3/01/24 | All Day

Wisconsin's rapid access to federal funds will be constrained if Assembly Joint Resolution 6 (AJR6) is passed. This resolution adds a layer of bureaucracy when the state is granted federal funding,... Read More

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