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Poetry, Plants, and the Anthropocene will introduce work by contemporary American poets whose representations of plants draw attention to human-caused environmental devastation and the consequences for both human and non-human lives.

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From the rising seas and the rushing flood waters to record-breaking heat waves and shifting landscapes, climate change is transforming the way we live.

Join experts and artists at the table for brunch and conversation inside the James Watrous Gallery.

Talking to others about climate change, and listening to what scientists are saying, will help us understand how to be good ancestors.

Concerned about our rapidly changing climate here in Wisconsin and the recent reports about global climate change?

In the wake of the midterm elections, there has been much discussion about how to most effectively make your voice heard in our democracy. As citizens, many of us feel obliged to participate in an electoral system.

Massive flooding in Gays Mills on August 29, 2018. (Photo by Erik Daily, courtesy of the LaCrosse Tribune.)

Rather than waiting for the next disaster, will we start investing in resilience so that devastating floods like the ones that happened this summer don’t become our new normal?

Helen Klebesadel

Seven Wisconsin artists create work focused on plants threatened by climate change in our state.

Despite proposed federal withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, the U.S. is home to multiple actors working to address climate change locally and as part of the international effort.

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