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Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Handle Difficult Political Conversations

by (Rabbi David J.B...)

Submitted 10-16-2019 under OPINION

The Reverend Colleen Squires, minister at All Souls Community Church of West Michigan, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation, responds: Personally I think the best way to go about these conversations is to start by articulating your faith...

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CCL & OKT present Deirdre Courtney, "Climate Change and Marginalized Populations"

by (OKT)

Submitted 02-14-2019 under NONPROFITS

As climate change makes more impact on our world, those with income challenges—most often people of color—suffer the most. Deirdre Courtney will present Climate Change and Marginalized Populations at ICCF Assembly Hall, 920 Cherry St SE...

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Amash and constituents clash at crowded town hall meeting

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 01-19-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, January 17, U.S. Representative Justin Amash hosted a town hall meeting for constituents of the Third Congressional District. The crowd packed the 250-seat auditorium at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, and there were reports that...

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Grand Rapids trees fight climate change

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 03-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

For many, climate change seems a distant reality. The first thought the term inspires may be stranded polar bears and the dwindling summertime Arctic Ocean ice coverage. However, climate change effects have been observed on every continent: just...

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World Affairs Council of Western Michigan Announces 2016 Great Decisions Global Discussion Series

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under NONPROFITS

  Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 18, 2016 – Global migration, climate change, cybersecurity, genocide prevention and normalizing relations with Cuba are a few of the dynamic topics being explored as the World Affairs Council of Western...

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Climate Change: Local Solutions to Global Problems with George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids (former)

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under

When it comes to climate change, the local can impact the global!  Former Mayor Heartwell draws on his decades of work creating a more sustainable Grand Rapids and insights gained from the Paris Climate Conference. He discusses the role that...

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Young evangelicals celebrate release of climate conversation videos

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

That quote is from a new video and study guide on climate change that has broad application in faith circles—and not one that Americans expect from mainstream Protestants. The resource was launched yesterday, April 6, 2015, on the Climate...

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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

According to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Climate Resiliency Report, underserved, low-income and minority population areas will be disproportionately affected by climate change in Grand Rapids. Change...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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What is a Clean Air Action Day?

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Rapid’s fixed route buses are free on Clean Air Action Days, so when the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition (WMCAC) declared July 20th and 21st Clean Air Action Days, many bus riders celebrated the news. However, Clean Air Action Days are...

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