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21
Apr
2015

wiStevens Point, WI – The Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin (AROW) invites individuals and groups around the state to help us in celebrating Earth Day 2015 by participating in our “Recycle The Litter” campaign. Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a worldwide celebration with groups and individuals doing their part in support of environmental protection.

Every spring the cycle is the same. The snow melts, the weather warms up and people head outside. On their bikes, out for walks, hitting the trails and parks; everywhere you go there is one thing you are almost guaranteed to see – litter. No space is safe from the litter that moves around throughout the winter. More often than not, litter consists of beverage containers, paper, and plastic bags; all of which are recyclable.

For many, picking up litter and tossing it into the nearest receptacle is common place.  AROW wants to take litter pick up to the next level. Not only are we encouraging you to pack along a bag to collect litter into, but we are challenging you to properly dispose of that litter.  You know what’s recyclable and what’s not, so disposing of litter properly shouldn’t be any different.

Written by Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin   
 
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20
Apr
2015

uwgb-studentOne very important thing missing from the state budget debate, says Mike McCabe, founder of Blue Jean Nation.


ALTOONA, WI - When it comes to the future of higher education in Wisconsin, state lawmakers are stuck in a rut, thinking only about whether spending in this area should be cut a little or a lot and whether student tuition should be kept where it is (which is astronomically high) or be allowed to continue to spiral upward.

We should be talking about free college instead. The viability of the American Dream in the 21st Century depends on it.

Generations ago, Wisconsin was among the trailblazing states that built systems of universal, free public education all the way through high school. Few of the people who were paying for this creation had high school diplomas. Many were illiterate. Most were farmers, but they could see industrialization coming. They knew their children and grandchildren might not work the land as they did. They knew that chances were their kids and grandkids would be working in factories or offices. They knew future generations would need more education and different skills than they had in order to have a shot at the American Dream.

Today, we have to ask ourselves a question our lawmakers are not asking as they debate the future of education. Does a high school diploma alone provide a sure pathway to the American Dream? The answer is obvious. The answer is no. Education and training beyond high school has become a necessity.

Written by Mike McCabe, Blue Jean Nation   
 
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