Climate activists gather at La Crosse’s City Hall to ask schools to take renewable energy pledge

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Climate activists and city leaders gathered at La Crosse’s City Hall for a Protect the Future rally.

Citizen Action of Wisconsin is calling on UW-La Crosse and the School District of La Crosse to make a pledge to take action and combat climate change.

Organizers of the rally are encouraging everyone to do their part because damage to the environment can affect all of us.

“Even the water we drink here is contaminated with PFAS, the water in Lake Neshonoc … has three times the average fecal count of any other waterway in La Crosse County, and so these are issues that affect everyone and they’re only getting worse,” said Wyatt Molling of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.

People at the rally signed petitions asking UWL and the School District of La Crosse to commit to using 100% renewable energy by 2050.