Events

Monthly Meeting

Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to develop and implement strategies to move We Energies away from dirty coal and to clean renewables.

Please note that this month’s meeting will be held remotely.
We will not be meeting in person. Please email Jess Haven to receive call-in information. jesshaven@sierraclub.org


Past Events

Documentary Premiere of “We Neighbors” and Presentation on History of Coal in Southeast Wisconsin

A free event co-hosted by the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast WI, the Sierra Club Southeast Gateway Group, the Eco Justice Center, the Root River Council, 350 Milwaukee, Racine Dominicans, and Greening Greater Racine

This free event open to the public features testimony by concerned and impacted neighbors of We Energies’ coal-fueled power plant in Oak Creek, followed by insights and Q&A by local historian and train expert, Keith Kohlmann.

Thursday, Jan 23, 6:30pm  (add to your calendar

River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI

For details and to RSVP, click here.


Public Hearing

Attend the rate case public hearing in Milwaukee on October 15 to give your comments, or submit written comments. Details here. Sierra Club and the CPC will hold an online training webinar October 8 at 5:30pm that will provide talking points and tips for those interested in making oral or written comments. Click to RSVP 


Volunteer Night

Sierra Club is hosting a volunteer night October 8 from 6:30 – 8:30 to call people and make sure the hearing is packed.  We’ll be phone banking, texting people (don’t worry-you don’t use your number!), creating Facebook posts and more.  We’ll have pizza and vegan snacks. It will be fun and important! Sign up here.


Ride for Renewables

You’re invited to join us for the 2018 Ride for Renewables, a group bike ride around the Oak Creek power plants to highlight the dirty nature of coal and the importance of switching to clean energy. 
 
The Ride for Renewables will be an excellent opportunity to have some fun, learn about power in Oak Creek, and get some exercise!
 
WHEN: Saturday, August 11th, 3 PM
 
WHERE: 7 Mile Road We Energies Bike Trail Entrance (East of Hwy 32)
 
WHO: Hosted by the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin and the Sierra Club
 
 
We’ll start at the We Energies Trail on 7 Mile Road (east of Douglas/32) where we will hear from some of the neighbors to We Energies’ and MGE’s Oak Creek coal plants. Then we’ll travel past the coal-filled train cars to the turn-around point. There we’ll hear from others, see the plant (and the beautiful lakeside), have some refreshments and head back. The bike ride will be about an 1.5 hours, including stops and talks.
 
Following the bike ride, we’ll have a pizza party at the Eco-Justice Center where you can see their renewable energy, including solar panels and a wind turbine. 
 
BONK! In the Barn begins at 6:00 so feel free to stay for some fun! 

Public Listening Session – 4 April, 6 pm

Do you have something to say to We Energies about their coal plants?

The Clean Power Coalition is hosting a public listening session for Southeast Wisconsin residents to express their concerns about the Oak Creek coal plants to the utilities that own them. We Energies has agreed to send representatives, as well as Madison Gas & Electric and WPPI Energy, two other utilities who co-own the newer of the two plants.

If you want to speak, please fill out the RSVP form below.

There will also be an opportunity to sign up to speak at the event. Speaking preference will be given to those living nearest to the plant and coal trains.

WHAT: Public Listening Session with Utility Executives, hosted by the Clean Power Coalition of Southeast Wisconsin

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4th, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Oak Creek Library Multi-Purpose Room, 8040 S 6th St, Oak Creek, WI 53154

WHO: Coal plant neighbors, affected residents, concerned parents, clean energy and climate advocates, and YOU!

RSVP: RSVP Form


Coal & Health: A Community Discussion

Wednesday, March 21 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Oak Creek WI Public Library
8040 S 6th Street, Oak Creek, Wisconsin 53154

Could coal be making you sick? If you live near a coal plant, a coal train route, or even simply breathe air or drink water in Southeast Wisconsin, you could be affected. Come learn from a panel of doctors, air quality experts, and community activists about how coal electricity is harming people’s health in Southeast Wisconsin and how we can fight for a clean energy future.