Lindmeier climate change talk Nov. 5

Bob Lindmeier, chief meteorologist at Madison's WKOW-TV, will speak about "Climate Change: The Real Story" on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at the Watertown Senior Center, 514 S. First Street. He will talk about the causes of climate change, its effects and what people can do about it. During his 37-plus years as an atmospheric scientist, Lindmeier has closely followed the issue of climate change. His presentation will cover how human are causing climate change, the many impacts of a changing climate, the overwhelming consensus in the scientific community, the need to put a price on carbon and what people can do to be part of the solution.

Donate unwanted bicycles

Our bicycle donation project, begun in the fall of 2014 when we collected 150 bikes (see photo scrolling at top of page), continues thanks to some great partnerships forged among people who'd rather see unwanted bikes go to a worthy cause than to a landfill.

The Ixonia Transfer Site and Recycling Center, W1276 Elmwood Ave., Ixonia, continues to accept donations of bikes and bicycle parts during open hours, Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Recently SJ Board Member Mike Klaus picked up 21 bikes (photo above) from another of our bike donation partners, the Watertown Police Department, and transported them to the Ixonia site. Recycling Center staff picked up another 30 bikes at the PD. All donated bikes are then picked up at the Ixonia center by Working Bikes Cooperative, a Chicago-based non-profit organization that repairs bikes and gives them to people in underserved communities in the U.S., Haiti, Africa and Central and South America.

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