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Mission Statement

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The Connection is an environmental newsfeed and a repository of high school environmental activism.  Its mission is to educate students of Dane County about energy, environment and climate and challenge them to get involved and take control of their future.  


Students can discover that they are not alone and that working together provides a sense of empowerment.  While we understand that there is a dark side to climate change our goal is not to dwell on things that are going wrong but to enlighten, motivate, empower, challenge and inspire the 23,000 high school students of Dane County.  In addition, The Connection can serve as a resource for both students and teachers by providing educational tools and source material to aid in their study of earth science. 


Our primary focus is on the people and stories in and around Dane County and Wisconsin that clarify how climate change has affected us and what is being done about it.  


The Connection has five pages:  Activism, Student Blog, The World, Wisconsin, Resources.  

Activism - Examples of youth activism and individual activism to help build a sustainable future

Student Blog - Stories written by Wisconsin County High School Students

The World - Stories about what millions of people are doing globally to address climate change and environmental degradation.

Wisconsin - Stories about our State and how people are coping with the changing environment.

Resources - Tools that can be used by students and teachers in their studies of earth science.   

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