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  • Equity, Dignity, and Justice at UEC
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Wednesday, 10 February 2021
    Equity, Dignity, and Justice at UEC

    Hi everyone! I’m Kirsten, one of the Environmental Educators at the UEC. Usually, I’d be here to tell you about the many ways you can connect with nature in your own neighborhood, but this time I’d like to share with you some information about another equally important part of my work at Urban Ecology Center: the Equity, Dignity, and Justice (EDJ) committee.

    So far the EDJ committee has largely focused internally, on learning about oppression alongside our fellow staff at the UEC. Now, with the public release of our anti-racism commitments, we felt it’s time to share the history of this work at the UEC and honor the work that many folks have done that led to this point. Que the proverbial slide-show!

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  • A Reason to Look Up in 2021
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 16 April 2021
    A Reason to Look Up in 2021

    “Why should I look up?” Bob Bonadurer, Planetarium Director of the Milwaukee Public Museum, rhetorically asked this question during an interview that the Urban Ecology Center hosted with him and some members of the Urban Stargazers. Bob marveled that the universe is the ultimate connection, and that looking up and basking in the vastness of it all is incredible.

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  • Eat your natives
    Written by Drew Vandegrift
    Tuesday, 13 April 2021
    Eat your natives

    Recently I have been reflecting on gardening and wildlife.

    As a gardener, I enjoy pondering what food I can grow for myself and my family. Then I do my best to keep wildlife out of the garden.

    As a Land Steward, I garden for wildlife. I consider what plants I can add to the land for the benefit of wildlife. Specifically, I ask myself “What wildlife species can I feed or provide shelter for?” And then “What plants do those wildlife need?”

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