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OKT tabling at Women & the Environment Service Fair

Artboard-Copy-3-845x321The Women and the Environment  Service Fair hosts dozens of non-profits at Linc Up, 1167 Madison Ave. SE, Saturday Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to  1 p.m.  Community organizations, including OKT,  will be looking for people like you to step up and volunteer to protect our community.

The 7th Annual Women and the Environment Symposium will be spread across the community from February 19th through February 27th. Events will highlight various aspects of how women advocate for themselves, for others, and for the environment. The event will culminate with our keynote speaker and awards reception on February 27th.

This year’s multi-day symposium will deliver inspiring social and learning opportunities throughout Grand Rapids, raise awareness towards actionable environmental issues in the community, bring together a wide-ranging network of women, as well as provide connections and resources for civic engagement. Hundreds of women and men participate annually.

The Women and Environment Symposium will include:

  • A networking night
  • An advocacy workshop with skills development
  • A community organization service fair featuring local nonprofits
  • An environmental justice film with a panel discussion
  • Culminating with a keynote lecture and reception with Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice, at Grand Valley State University Charles W. Loosemore Auditorium