The Rapidian

environmental education

Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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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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Children help take local action towards global results

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

Many of us grew up with Tony the Tiger gracing the covers of our cereal boxes and interrupting our Saturday morning cartoons. While the animated tiger bears little resemblance to its real life cousin, one group is demonstrating how Tony can...

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WMEAC presents "FernGully: The Last Rain Forest" at Wealthy Theatre

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids residents seeking some family-friendly entertainment can find it next month at the Wealthy Theatre, as the West Michigan Environmental Action Council presents "FernGully: The Last Rainforest." The movie, directed by Billy...

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Moral Ground: Sustainability and Social Justice

by (mhall)

Submitted 10-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Sustainability begins as a criticism of development."~ Melissa Baker-Boosamra, GVSU Faculty  Melissa Baker-Boosamra has dedicated her career to the study of social and environmental injustice. She is an affiliate faculty member in the...

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Moral Ground 2010: Answers, Wisdom, Courage

by (Nate)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“We need to have the wisdom to see the solutions and then have the courage to implement them.” ~ Rebecca Goh, Sustainable Business, MAPA Group Great Lakes The book, Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, asks us to define what kinds of...

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Moral Ground 2010: 'A cruel and immoral thing to do to ourselves, our children, and our grand children'

by (trevorlawson)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The fact we are asking this question illustrates the immense disconnect modern society has created between what is perceived as natural and what is human creation."~ Kristin Tindall, Ecology Education Coordinator, Blandford Nature Center  ...

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2010 Environmental Issues Congressional Forum

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 10-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council is presenting the 2010 Environmental Issues Congressional Forum with candidates from the Second and Third Michigan Congressional Districts on October 12 at the Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville at 6 p....

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The Local Beet: Student Food Activist, AJ Tipton

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

AJ Tipton, a high school senior at the West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science, didn't realize how much of an impact genetically modified organisms (GMOs) had on his life until about a year ago, when his AP environmental science teacher had...

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