Group gains award for e-waste collection - Earth Keepers honored
- Category: Social Action
- Created: Saturday, 15 July 2006 16:07
- Published: Saturday, 15 July 2006 05:00
- Written by The Mining Journal, Great Lakes
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MARQUETTE — In recognition of several environmental projects, including this spring’s collection of more than 320 tons of electronic waste across northern Michigan, the Earth Keeper organization will be presented an award this weekend from the Lake Superior Binational Program.
The local group will be honored on Sunday with an Environmental Stewardship award during Lake Superior Day at Barker’s Island Pavilion in Superior, Wis. The binational program will honor 11 other winners from the U.S. and Canada in the Lake Superior basin in several other categories, including youth, adult, individual, industry, business, and community organization.
The Earth Keeper project is coordinated by nine faith communities Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist Church, Unitarian Universalist, Bahai, Jewish and Zen Buddhist; two environmental groups, the Central Lake Superior Watershed Partnership and The Cedar Tree Institute; two dozen core organization members across the U.P.; and a Northern Michigan University student group. The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community has been a partner in the first two clean sweeps.
See also Collecting "e-waste" is an interfaith effort (Baha'i World News Service).