Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Earth Healing Initiative: EPA Region 5 deputy administrator Bharat Mathur says 2008 Earth Day Challenge e-waste, pharmaceutical collections protect Great Lakes

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EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently held a press conference with City of Milwaukee officials about the EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge and the goal of collecting one million pounds of electronics to recycle and one million pills to properly dispose.

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Those speaking the April 16, 20087 press conference included EPA deputy regional administrator Bharat Mathur (EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago, Ill.)

Bharat explained the importance of thje pharmaceutical and e-waste collections that are going on during Earth Week across eight states in the Great Lakes basin.

The EPA and the Earth Healing Initiative would like to thank those who provided this video including the city of Milwaukee "City Channel 25" and the Milwaukee Department of Public Works.

Related information/websites:
EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago, Illinois
Mary A. Gade, Regional Administrator, Great Lakes National Program Manager
The Regional Administrator reports directly to the EPA Administrator at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago, Illinois
Bharat Mathur, EPA Deputy Regional Administrator

EPA Press Release:
Ask Not What the Environment Can Do For You this Earth Day!OpenDocument
USA Today story on Lake Superior Climate Change:

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Interfaith Earth Healing Initiative page:
City of Milwaukee "City Channel 25"

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Interfaith graphics by Justice St. Rain (Bah'i Community) of Interfaith Resources - Special Ideas website:
Call Justice St. Rain at Interfaith resources:
Interfaith Resources
416 W 4th St.
Bloomington IN
Bah'u'llh, the One who founded the Faithclaims to fulfill the prophecies concerning the Promised One of all religions. His life and teachings are worthy of further study to determine the goodness of His fruit, and the validity of His claim.

Quote from Finding Common Ground
How many beliefs do you share with members of the Bah'i Community?
You may be surprised!
By Justice St. Rain
(Bloomington, IN: Published by Special Ideas, 1997), p. 11

Interfaith graphics located with help from Bahai Media and Public Information specialist Ellen Price

wk: 847-733-3559

Project sites include locations in eight states:

Alton, Beecher, Bellwood, Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Channahon, Chicago, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Glenview, Joliet, Lockport, Lombard, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Romeoville, Shorewood, Villa Park, West Chicago, Wheaton, Woodstock

Columbia City, Hammond, Knox, LaPorte, Fort Wayne, Rushville, Valparaiso

Bay City (two events), Benton Harbor, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn Heights, East Lansing, Farmington Hills, Goodells, Grand Rapids (two events) Harbor Springs, Lansing, Midland, Monroe, Royal Oaks, Sault Ste. Marie, Southfield, Traverse City

Blaine, Brooklyn Park, Duluth, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Madison, Maple Grove, New Ulm, Saint Cloud, Shakopee, St. Louis Park, St. Paul

New York:
Brockport, Buffalo, Fredonia, Rochester (two events), Syracuse (two events).

Cleveland, Grove City, Kent, Perrysburg, Sandusky, Springfield, Toledo, Warren

Erie, Lancaster

Appleton, Brillion, Chilton, Crandon, Green Bay, Keshena (Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and College of Menominee Nation), Manitowoc, Milwaukee, New Holstein, Oshkosh, Plover (two events), Racine, Superior, Waupaca.

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