Group dedicates 50-year time capsule to mark critical moment in climate history

People across the state gathered to take part in contributing items to a time capsule that signify why they are fighting for climate justice.

The event called “Day of Dedication” was held in Madison on Saturday, in conjunction with other similar events across the country. The dedication was purposefully held during the climate talks in Bonn, Germany, where the United States sits as the only country in the world to abstain from the 2015 Paris climate accord.

“This is an important point in history for Wisconsinites,” UW Stout alumni and speaker Gunther Melander said. “Our natural resources are at risk from corporations looking to take advantage of us, and I’ll do anything to keep that from happening.”

The collected items will be sent to New York City and will be buried until 2067.