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Lin­ne­man’s River­west Inn hosts singer-song­writer Tom Neil­son play­ing a ben­e­fit for Veterans for Peace at 7 p.m. April 7. Neil­son’s been in­volved in cam­paigns against wa­ter pri­va­ti­za­tion, nu­clear en­ergy, GMOs, frack­ing and moun­tain­top re­moval. Veterans for Peace is “ded­i­cated to building a cul­ture of peace, ex­pos­ing the true costs of war, and heal­ing the wounds of war.” Con­nect: vet­er­ans­for­peace.org

Ci­ti­zen Ac­tion of Wis­con­sin is co­or­di­nat­ing a protest at noon April 14 to protest “the ridicu­lous tax cuts for the su­per-rich and the fund­ing cuts to Med­i­caid and Medi­care that are sure to re­sult.” The protest takes place at the Mil­wau­kee County Court­house, 901 N. Ninth St., Mil­wau­kee. Con­nect: Ci­ti­zen­ac­tionwi. org

Earth Day orig­i­nated in 1970, the idea of Gay­lord Nel­son, a U.S. sen­a­tor from Clear Lake, Wis­con­sin. Clean Wis­con­sin started the same year. So, the non­profit is hold­ing a pop-up birth­day party April 19 at 5 p.m. at The Box, 311 E. Wis­con­sin Ave., Mil­wau­kee, to cel­e­brate 48 years of work­ing to pro­tect air, wa­ter and land. Con­nect: clean­wis­con­sin.org

The Vic­tory In­sti­tute ar­rives in Mil­wau­kee April 21 to lead a day­long train­ing pro­gram on LGBTQ lead­er­ship. The dead­line to re­serve a seat at the Mil­wau­kee LGBTQ Lead­er­ship Sum­mit is April 20. Con­nect: vic­to­ryin­sti­tute.org

Mil­wau­kee River­keeper in­vites Earth Day week­end cel­e­brants to be a part of some­thing big on April 21 — the 23rd an­nual Mil­wau­kee River­keeper Spring Cleanup. The ef­fort in­volves 4,000 vol­un­teers haul­ing 100,000 pounds of trash from the Mil­wau­kee River Basin to “achieve swimmable, fish­able rivers.” The cleanup oc­curs at more than 60 lo­ca­tions be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. and is fol­lowed by a party with Rock the Green at Estabrook Park, 4400 N. Estabrook Drive. Con­nect: mil­wau­keeriver­keeper.org

Earth Day Net­work, the or­ga­ni­za­tion that leads Earth Day world­wide, is mo­bi­liz­ing against plas­tic pol­lu­tion on April 22 and be­yond. EDN en­cour­ages con­sumers to re­duce — or elim­i­nate — use of sin­gle-use plas­tics, es­pe­cially plas­tic bot­tles and plas­tic re­tail bags. Con­nect: earth­day.org

The day­long 2018 “Up for the Chal­lenge” Earth Day con­fer­ence takes place April 23 at Monona Ter­race Com­mu­nity and Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. The Sierra Club John Muir Chapter has sched­uled speak­ers to dis­cuss science, cli­mate change, con­ser­va­tion chal­lenges, so­cial jus­tice and more. Con­nect: sier­r­a­club.org

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