Flint water bottles become Genusee eyeglass frames

photo: founders of the company. Flint water bottles become Genusee eyeglass frames

In January 2016, Michigan native Ali VanOverbeke, 28, returned home from working as a designer for a clothing company in New York City to volunteer with the Red Cross to help with the Flint water crisis. Every day, she delivered cases and cases of bottled water.

“One of the first things that came to mind was, ‘What the heck is happening to all this plastic?’” after the bottles were empty,

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Interfaith Leaders From Across The World Pledge To Protect Rivers, Glaciers

INTERFAITH LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD PLEDGE TO PROTECT RIVERS, GLACIERS

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Interfaith leaders from across the world have come together in Assisi, home of Saint Francis, as part of a Peace Pledge Pilgrimage to walk and work for peace and protection of water.

President of Parmarth Niketan, Swami Chidanand Saraswati and secretary, General of Global Interfaith WASH Alliance, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati offered the holy water of Ganga collected from Gaumukh to mix with the waters of the glaciers … [more…]

Attorney who won legal battles for Louisiana after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill receives Coastal Stewardship Award

photo: Attorney who won legal battles for Louisiana after Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill receives Coastal Stewardship Award

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Megan Terrell, an attorney in the governor’s office, was honored today with a Coastal Stewardship Award for her years of work on behalf of the people of Louisiana following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) presented the award to Terrell at during the State of the Coast Conference at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans at noon today.

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Local sorority raises $20,000 to help Flint’s water crisis

A group of women in Flint, Michigan, is stepping up to help those affected [by] the city’s ongoing water crisis, which they say the state has failed to address.

photo from Flint: Local sorority raises $20,000 to help Flint's water crisis

As the state’s budget cut funding for bottled water in April — leaving aid for the four-year-old crisis in limbo — the Flint chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha has raised $20,000 to provide clean water for their neighbors.

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How a Pediatrician Became a Detective

photo: Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha playfully talked to 2-month-old patient Taeyana Brown

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha playfully talked to 2-month-old patient Taeyana Brown who has had to drink only bottled water since her birth due to Flint’s ongoing water crisis. Photo: Brittany Greeson for The New York Times

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha exposed the lead poisoning of children in Flint, Michigan

FLINT, Mich. — Lead. It was real. I could see it in the blood of kids who visited my medical clinic here. It

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