On today’s episode, we hear from Rachel Hood, Executive Director at the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, who talks about the upcoming Women & the Environment Symposium.
It was in 2011 that Rachel began discovering the large number of women behind the environmental legacy in West Michigan. Many haven’t been acknowledged for their contributions to the environmental field, which was the driving force behind the formation of Women & the Environment.
2012 marked the first year of the symposium, which will be continued this year. “Women & the Environment is an event that celebrates the work women have done to contribute to West Michigan’s environmental movement, and also gives a lot of education and inspiration for action,” says Hood. With the bringing together of women throughout the community, the event keys in in current environmental issues, and ways these women can continue to carry out the environmental legacy women have had in the region.
The event will be held on Friday February 15 from 10:00am to 4:30pm at the Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center in Downtown Grand Rapids. Admission for students in $5 and $35 for the general public. More information on Women & the Environment, in addition registration, can be found at www.wmeac.org/women Tickets will also be sold at the door.
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“A Watershed Moment” is a weekly radio program focused on environmental news and happenings in West Michigan, plus solutions for living a greener life. Broadcast on WYCE-FM 88.1 on Tuesdays at 8:30am and 5:30pm, this program is produced by Grand Rapids Community Media Center and West Michigan Environmental Action Council.