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WMEAC and GRCC to celebrate Earth Day with Earthwork Music

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 04-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Rapids Community College are celebrating Earth Day with a special concert featuring top acts from Earthwork Music at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids on Friday, April 22. Proceeds...

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Moral Ground 2010: The 20th century as a defining moment

by (ageluso)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The 20th century undoubtedly will be seen as the defining moment in time when it comes to a pivotal shift in our attitudes regarding our natural world” ~ Nancy Yoder Eigenhouse, lifelong animal lover, environmentalist, retired worker for the State...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Visual Artist’s Environmental Perspective

by (rcmason)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I definitely think we have a moral and ethical obligation to protect our planet. Even more importantly we have an obligation to acquire the knowledge it takes to improve the environment around us, or at the least, help it to remain unharmed.” ~...

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Moral Ground 2010: Every Effort Counts

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 10-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I like to live closely to the philosophy of ‘take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.'"~ Lindsay Sagorski, MSU graduate and former resident of Grand Rapids,   now a Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Los Angeles, CA...

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Moral Ground 2010: The Biology of Responsibility

by (Apion)

Submitted 10-20-2010 under OPINION

"When I see students eating snacks from the vending machine, I cringe at all the packaging they have to remove just to eat them." ~ Laurie Foster, Professor of Biology at GRCC   Professor Laurie Foster has been a Professor of Biology at Grand...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Call For Social Reconstruction

by (mhall)

Submitted 10-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Of course we do. That’s what we are wired to do, it’s our natural state.”~ Chrysta Coronado, Herbalist   Chrysta Coronado arrives at the local coffee shop slightly frenzied and apologizing for being five minutes late. It seems while cycling...

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Moral Ground 2010: Responsibility of the Co-Creators

by (rm.sarros)

Submitted 10-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"We are co-creators of the Earth...we must take responsibility.”~ Fr. Leonard Sudlik, St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church   The book "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" poses the question of whether or not human beings...

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Moral Ground 2010: Presidential Recycling

by (Apion)

Submitted 10-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"Yes. Now if you would have asked me that question back in Pennsylvania I would have still answered yes, but I would not have been able to answer how in specifics." ~ Steven Ender, Ed.D., President of Grand Rapids Community College   "Moral...

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Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up pulls 15,689 pounds of trash from watershed

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 10-15-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Mayors’ Seventh Annual Grand River Clean Up brought together 202 volunteers on Saturday, October 9 to collect a total of 15,689 lbs of trash from 10 miles of Grand River watershed, according to refuse data from the four participating...

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Asking Grand Rapids the 'Moral Ground' question

by (mlesert)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? This question is at the heart of a new book, "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril," and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation...

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