An Environmental Initiative of the Interfaith Community in Northern Michigan
Earthkeepers II NMU Student Team 12-13-12
From left: Adam Magnuson, Lutheran/ Tom Merkel, Roman Catholic/ Katelin Bingner, Lutheran
The NMU Earthkeeper Student Team works in partnership with , Earthkeepers II, an interfaith environmental initiative across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
There are ten faith traditions involved. The student team speaks to the young adult and wider community about the relationship between the environment and spirituality.They do this through workshops, church forums and University Sponsored Presentations by nationally known theologians. They are actively engaged in taking positions on controversial issues including climate change, policies that protect biodiversity and Michigan’s wolf hunt.
As part of their media awareness campaign, the NMU Earthkeeper Student Team recently recorded three different thirty-second Public Service Announcements for distribution to Marquette area radio stations. Each PSA features a unique message spoken by a different member of the team.
Public Service Announcement 1
The first Public Service Announcement was voiced by Adam Magnuson.
I like my martinis dirty, not my water. We are living alongside the Great Lakes, the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world. Take a moment to give thanks, get to know your watershed, and do your part to preserve and protect our water. Let’s keep the Great Lakes great.
Public Service Announcement 2
The second Public Service Announcement was voiced by Tom Merkel.
When Twinkies were going to be discontinued, it was national news. Today, up to 200 species could go extinct. Why aren’t they in the news?
Public Service Announcement 3
The third Public Service Announcement was voiced by Katelin Bingner.
The Great Lakes basin is part of the path Monarch butterflies travel during their summer migrations. Help them make their 3000 mile journey by preserving their most vital food source, the common milkweed.
Northern Michigan University Environment and Native American Students This Wednesday Join Debate Over Wolf Hunting in Michigan
(Marquette, MI) – For spiritual, religious, cultural, ecological and common sense reasons, two groups of Northern Michigan University students are hosting an anti-wolf hunt education and petition signing event this Wednesday to help put the issue before Michigan voters.
The “Wolf Hunt Petition Signing Night” is from 7-10 p.m. this Wed., Feb. 27, 2013 in Jamrich 103 on the NMU Campus sponsored by the NMU EarthKeepers II Student Team and the Native American Students Association (NASA).