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Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward

Elizabeth Ward is the director of the statewide branch of the Sierra Club. In this role, Elizabeth oversees the chapter's work on priority issues and supports volunteers and leaders across the state. Prior to assuming the role of chapter director in December of 2020, Elizabeth directed the chapter's conservation programs since 2010. She enjoys hiking and biking in Wisconsin's beautiful places.

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We can’t stop climate change by investing in fossil fuels

By: - September 9, 2021

The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reiterated what we already know: We need to be taking swift, bold action to address climate change.  If we don’t, the consequences are dire.  The report called it a “code red for humanity.”  While Gov. Tony Evers and President Joe Biden have […]

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Shut down Line 5 — it’s too risky

By: - July 1, 2020

Enbridge’s Line 5 oil pipeline is too risky to keep operating and now the State of Wisconsin can permanently shut it down. (The Line 5 pipeline is currently, temporarily shut down thanks to the efforts of  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel after the discovery of damage to the pipeline.) The 67-year old pipeline has already […]