Hey there, Clean Wisconsinites. I’m Sarah, Clean Wisconsin’s very own communications intern. As a journalism student and former newspaper editor, I’m used to writing about the actions and talents of other people — not being in the spotlight.
I have been with Clean Wisconsin for almost a year now, and this month I am focusing on water. That means I’ll be sharing my experiences with you all, as I go in-depth into one of our state’s most important treasures. Together, we will learn about all things water and more importantly, how to protect the clean water resources that we all enjoy in Wisconsin. This means identifying threats to clean water, and understanding that the water systems in our environment are fully connected to what comes out of the tap.
I invite you to take this journey with me; I’ll be learning too. If you notice an influx of water-related content on Twitter, Facebook, our Clean Wisconsin blog, and even in local news, it doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about everything else that matters to Clean Wisconsin (breathable air, renewable energy and much more). It’s just that water tends to work its way into all aspects of how we enjoy summer—from boating and swimming to the ice in your lemonade. Here are just a few plans I have to explore Wisconsin water this month:
- Efforts in other states to find usable, drinkable water
- A Q&A with a water expert
- Busting myths about water resources
- Smart, lake-safe lawncare for summer
- How mining affects the water we drink
- Quotes about clean water and water conservation from legendary public figures
The goal of all this is to encourage Wisconsinites to incorporate simple and effective steps into their daily routines that can have big impacts on our lakes and streams. Even better, the knowledge we gain can only benefit our wieldy arsenals of brainpower (or so I would like to think). My hope is, when August rolls around, we will look back and realize that it feels just as natural and painless to take action for Wisconsin’s waters as it is to log onto Facebook or read a blog post.
Contributed by Sarah Witman, Communications Intern