2008 Interfaith Earth Healing Initiative
This is a list of our friends and other groups we work with:
More info on Alliance for Sustainability:
Alliance for Sustainability
For more info:
The group protects the environment including the Lake Superior inlet called Chequamegon Bay near Ashland, Wisconsin
Richard Heinberg, a nationally renowned author
"Peak Oil & the U.S. Economy: Will we end our fossil fuel addiction before it ends us?"
Local Foods Picnic ($15)
Booths at the Big Top Chatauqua tent near Bayfield, WI
Sponsors: Alliance for Sustainability, Big Top Chautaugua, City of Ashland, City of Bayfield, City of Washburn, Fiorio Brothers Investment Center, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Tom Kvanbeck DDS, Chippewa Valley Bank, Chequamegon Food Coop, League of Women Voters, Maple Hill Farm, Hermit Creek Farm, Town of Washburn.
Call 715- 682-4662 to be a sponsor.
It is the Alliance for Sustainability largest annual event that features a local foods picnic and a talk by Richard Heinberg, a nationally renowned author, at the Big Top Chatauqua tent near Bayfield.
See other monthly events:
More info on The Cedar Tree Institute:
The Cedar Tree Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides services and projects for Northern Michigan in the areas of mental health, religion and the environment.
The Cedar Tree Institute
Telephone and fax (906) 228-5494
More info on Lake Superior Binational Forum:
Celebrate Lake Superior Day is Sunday, July 20, 2008
The Lake Superior Binational Forum is a multi-sector stakeholder group of U.S. and Canadian volunteers that work together to provide input to governments about lake issues and educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake.
Members come from Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Ontario.
The Forum is located in the United States at Northland College in Ashland, WI, and funded in the U.S. by a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes National Program Office.
The Canadian Forum office is at EcoSuperior in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and funded by Environment Canada.
1. Install water saving devices on your kitchen and bathroom faucets and showerheads. Purchase these at local hardware and building supply stores--most cost between one dollar and nine dollars.
2. Replace regular light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs. Burning an energy bulb requires less energy, which means power plants burn less coal and that produces less mercury in the air.
3. Never burn garbage, especially plastics or tires, in burn barrels on your property. These produce more toxins in the air than an industrial incinerator. Not only do you breathe these toxic fumes as the garbage burns, but the pollutants enter the lake when it rains.
4. Instead of burning garbage, recycle or compost what you can and throw away the rest.
5. Take your lawn and household hazardous materials to area Cleansweeps collection days in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas, and Iron counties this summer. Call the Northwest Regional Planning Commission at 715-635-2197 for dates and locations of collections in your county.
6. Put your lawn on a chemical-free diet. Poisonous lawn herbicides and pesticides seep into waterways that end up in the lake and soil, which can hurt your family and neighbors. Lawn chemicals can also sicken or kill birds and pets. Bring these kinds of chemicals to a Cleansweep event where they are disposed of safely.
7. Never pour any liquids into a storm drain. Storm drains empty untreated liquids into a nearby river, stream, or Lake Superior.
8. When you’re boating or fishing, inspect your boat and trailer and remove any plants and animals before leaving the water body. Drain water from the motor, live well, bilge, and transom before leaving the water body. Never release live bait fish in the water or live earthworms on the land or water.
9. When planning landscaping or gardening activities, use plants that are native to the region. Consult with garden centers or the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute for a list of the best native plants for this area. Learn what non-native species look like and additional prevention tips by contacting your local state or federal natural resource management agency and ask for information and identification material for non-native species.
10. Love it! When you care about something as grand as Lake Superior, you’ll feel good about making sure it stays a Great Lake.
"Water is life, and the quality of water determines the quality of life." -- Lake Superior Binational Forum vision statement
Lake Superior Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in July!