climate change

Local Compost and Whole Foods: An Interview with Luis Chen from Wormies

by (Kent County Foo...)

Submitted 02-01-2022 under NONPROFITS

Last year the Kent County Food Policy Council launched to strengthen and grow the food system in Kent County. As we build momentum, discuss, and prioritize issues, we are gathering information and engaging with our community through a project called...

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Cookies, Plaster Creek and a Big Dream

by (Climate_Witness...)

Submitted 09-14-2021 under NONPROFITS

I want to bake 100 cookies!” my 5-year-old announced over the noise of a crying baby and loud kitchen fan. I wanted a nap. We were finally getting around to our goal of trying to help the animals of Plaster Creek, the 25.9-mile-long tributary...

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Inspired by Faith, Advocating for Change: Climate Activists Speak Up

by (Climate_Witness...)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

On August 16, 2021, a group of young activists with Climate Witness Project met with Peter Dickow, a congressional staffer from Senator Gary Peters’ West Michigan office. Their purpose? To advocate for faith-based environmental justice...

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Church of the Servant connects Grand Rapids Households with Energy Savings

by (Climate_Witness...)

Submitted 05-05-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids homeowners saved money. New conservation projects were funded. On a small scale, even greenhouse gas emissions were reduced. This was the result of a recent fundraiser by one of Climate Witness Project’s partner churches in Grand...

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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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