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Watch the Recording of the June 12 Defuse Nuclear War LIVESTREAM

Watch the Recording of the June 12 Defuse Nuclear War LIVESTREAM

With a focus on the current terrible dangers of nuclear war and the imperative of taking action to reduce them, the Defuse Nuclear War live stream marks the 40th anniversary of when a million people gathered in Central Park for nuclear disarmament on June 12, 1982. This online serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing….

Dane County sues DNR over requirements to keep PFAS out of lakes, streams

Dane County sues DNR over requirements to keep PFAS out of lakes, streams

Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal, June 16, 2022 Read online Dane County is suing the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over requirements that it measure and limit toxic chemicals being washed from the Madison airport into local streams and lakes. The county is asking the courts to strike PFAS-related conditions in the permit for…

EPA finds no safe level for two toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ found in many U.S. water systems

EPA finds no safe level for two toxic ‘forever chemicals,’ found in many U.S. water systems

USA Today | Wed, June 15, 2022 Read online The Environmental Protection Agency stunned scientists and local officials across the country on Wednesday by releasing new health advisories for toxic “forever chemicals” known to be in thousands of U.S. drinking water systems, impacting potentially millions of people. The new advisories cut the safe level of…

Madison Peace Walk – Friday, June 24

Madison Peace Walk – Friday, June 24

Madison Peace Walks for Ukraine and the World If you believe in peace, come walk with us. Can you Peace Walk into the sunset with us this Friday, June 24? This will be our 11th Peace Walk for Ukraine and the World. We’ve been doing them since April. All the details weekly are here. Our…

Webinar: How the US Military Fuels the Climate Emergency – June 9, 6:00 pm CT

Webinar: How the US Military Fuels the Climate Emergency – June 9, 6:00 pm CT

As you may know, the US military is the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses in the world, larger than each of at least 120 countries. We can’t deal with the climate emergency unless we address the out-of-control militarism of our country. Please join Reject Raytheon Asheville as we host a webinar with Jim Rine who…

Military Jets & Environmental Restoration

Military Jets & Environmental Restoration

by Katherine van Wormer | Quaker Earthcare Witness, May 27, 2022 (this is part of a longer article “Listening to the Earth”) Read online An issue of immediate concern to the Madison (WI) Friends is government’s selection of our airport as home for the notorious F-35 fighter planes. The Madison Friends’ Minute begins: As Quakers,…

“Defuse Nuclear War” Live Stream – Sunday June 12, 3:00 pm

“Defuse Nuclear War” Live Stream – Sunday June 12, 3:00 pm

With a focus on the current terrible dangers of nuclear war and the imperative of taking action to reduce them, the Defuse Nuclear War live stream will mark the 40th anniversary of when a million people gathered in Central Park for nuclear disarmament on June 12, 1982. This online event will serve as a catalyst…

Get Involved in the County Airport Noise Abatement Study!

Get Involved in the County Airport Noise Abatement Study!

In anticipation of the dramatic noise impacts coming with the proposed F-35 fighter jet squadron, the county airport is updating its 30-year noise abatement plan. Your involvement in the noise study will help make Madison a more healthy and desirable place to live. The county airport will be modeling noise impacts to determine which neighborhoods…

Study minimizes airport noise issue

Study minimizes airport noise issue

Capital Times, May 12, 2022 Read the article online Dear Editor: It would be a typical quiet Sunday morning except the Air National Guard is training fighter jet pilots. Neighborhood noise monitors are exceeding 100 decibels, 10 times louder than the city ordinance. It’s a reminder that the county airport is finally updating its 30-year…

How do people want their taxes spent?

How do people want their taxes spent?

At the Dane County Farmer’s Market on April 23, 2022 we asked people to tell us how they wanted their federal taxes spent – and we showed how our taxes are currently spent. Each person distributed a handful of beans representing their portion of federal taxes. Here are the results of this informal and unscientific…