On faith and being stewards of the Earth

JoAnne Viviano of the Columbus Dispatch reported on yesterday’s Environmental Professionals Network breakfast program, “Faiths Worldwide Tackle Environmental Challenges”:

The 20 Muslim youths who spent last weekend cleaning up Sullivant Avenue on the West Side as a community-service project were hoping to make their city a bit greener.

Some of the teens might own just one pair of jeans and a couple of T-shirts. But for them, protecting the environment wasn’t something to deal with only after all their other needs were met.

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‘Buckeye Swamp’ celebrating 20th year with Open House

Feel like walking around a winter wonder wetland? Your chance is coming up Feb. 2, when our college’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park will begin its 20th anniversary celebration with an Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out the tours, displays, videos and international food (our “swamp” has had an international impact, after all). Check it out:  http://go.osu.edu/BsW