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GREETING A ‘GREEN HERO’: The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters holds its 15th anniversary celebration June 8 at the Goodman Community Center in Madison. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. Rolling Stone called Yearwood one of the nation’s new “green heroes.” For more, go to conservationvoters.org.

BAN THE BOMBS: The Women’s March to Ban the Bomb(s) takes place June 17 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. Activists also are planning a march in Milwaukee. For more, email .

ENERGIZED FOR RENEWABLES: The 28th annual Energy Fair takes place June 16–18 in Custer near Stevens Point. The keynote speaker is JB Straubel, chief technical officer and co-founder of Tesla. For more, go to theenergyfair.org.

RIVERKEEPER KAYAKING: The Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s plans for the summer include the 12th annual Milky Moonlight paddle from the Milwaukee Rowing Club to the Milwaukee Harbor and back, three outings with the Milwaukee Kayak Company, and tours with Clear Water Outdoor. For more, go to milwaukeeriverkeeper.org.

REPRESENTATION READING: Looking for summer reading material? The Representation Project has released a series of recommended titles, including The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, and I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Christina Lamb and Patricia McCormick. For more, go to therepresentationproject.org.

TAKING FLIGHT: The Madison Audubon Society is raising money for Wingspan, an observation pavilion overlooking Goose Pond and the surrounding prairie. The project cost is about $50,000. MAS already has received its first shipment of materials, with construction to start soon and opening scheduled for fall. For more, go to madisonaudubon.org.

RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP: Community Shares of Wisconsin presents its Community Change-Maker Awards Sept. 27 at Union South. Recently announced recipients include Gina Isunza of UNIDOS Against Domestic Violence, Lorrie Hurckes-Dwyer of Dane County TimeBank, Andrea Kaminski of League of Women Voters of Wisconsin — and 24 exceptional “Backyard Hero” award-winners. Community Shares is a collaboration of more than 60 member groups addressing social, economic, and environmental problems. For more, go to communityshares.com.

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