ECHO: An Idea For MLK Day

by Denise Showers

Hello, Friends. It occurred to me that anyone can participate in service work in Janesville today, with just a few extra minutes and a couple bucks in their pockets. Times are getting no easier for charities and service agencies around the country.

Now is a fine time to pick up a few items at the grocery store and deliver them to ECHO. I hear they're in need of tuna, soup, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, hot stews, pork and beans. Household needs are toothbrushes, laundry soap, toilet paper, dish soap, bar soap and deodorant. We may not be able to emulate the Obama family and work on a building project today (though some of us may), but here's a meaningful way to pitch in, and it's always appreciated. There's always the option to give a monetary contribution too. Everything helps. And it's funny how a sense of hope moves through a simple act like this.

Many of us feel great hope and anticipation for the future. That future starts with small acts we share with one another. YOU are the one who will feel hopeful making your way through the grocery store, knowing you're making a difference. Thank you all, and enjoy tomorrow.

Workshop: Protect Working Lands


What: Workshop to Protect Working Lands
When: February 4, 2009, 9-3
Registration due by January 26th, 2009 ($10.00 fee, includes lunch)
Where: Pontiac Convention Center

Attached is an invitation for the upcoming Workshop to Protect Working Lands in Rock County!

Please pass this on to other interested parties, and consider attending, even if you aren't a rural land owner. Learning opportunity for everyone - how Agriculture benefits Rock County.

by Rock Environmental Network, Inc.
"When people lead, the leaders will follow."

The Environmental Cafe


What: Environmental Cafe
When: February 3, 2009, 6 PM
Where: Hedberg Public Library Program Room (upstairs near the Children's Library)

Topic of Discussion: Recycling and related discussion
Guest Speaker: Percy Mather, DNR South Central Region (11 southwestern counties west of Dodge, Jefferson & Rock)
Recycling and Waste Management Specialist

Please attend our first Environmental Cafe - an informal discussion about environmental topics - with a cup of coffee or beverage. Held once monthly on different environmental topics - these discussions are open to the public, and encourage ideas and networking.

by Rock Environmental Network, Inc.
"When people lead, the leaders will follow."