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Green Visions
A Northland Morning feature focusing on local environmental issues, heard Wednesdays at 8:20 a.m. Green Visions is brought to you by All Energy Solar, Minnesota Power Energy Conservation Program, and Energy Plus.

Green Visions: Alworth Peace and Justice Series Focuses on Water

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Tara Houska speaking at TED Talks in 2017. Houska will be speaking at the College of St. Scholastica on September 28th

For over thirty years, The College of St. Scholastica has been hosting the Alworth Peace and Justice Series. Four events are lined up for this academic year, and all lectures will be focused on water.

"This was the clear choice for this year," says Tim Lorek of the theme. Lorek is the director for the series. "Looking at these past thirty years or so, we noticed that we've never had a series focused on water specifically... it seemed like we were due." Many of the speakers will highlight environmental impact on Lake Superior and the Northland.

Tribal lawyer and water protector Tara Houska kicks off the series this year on September 28th at the Mitchell Auditorium at CSS. The event begins at 7:30pm with music by the CSS Justice Choir. Tomorrow night's event is free to the public and will be available to view online as well. You can find more about the Alworth Peace and Justice Series on The College of St. Scholastica website.

CSS is also starting a new academic program in Global Sustainably and Justice. Lorek is the director of the program. "The program is interdisciplinary... it's also an attempt to speak to generational interest in climate change." More information about the program can be found on the program site.

You can hear Green Visions at 8:20am every Wednesday on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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