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GCU Biologist Louise Wootton tours maritime forest, dunes with Aqua Kids TV

GCU biologist Louise Wootton, Ph.D., joined Aqua Kids TV for lessons on the flora and fauna of New Jersey’s maritime forest, and offered insight into one of her favorite research subjects—the importance of protecting our dunes!

GCU biologist Louise Wootton, Ph.D., joined Aqua Kids TV for lessons on the flora and fauna of New Jersey's maritime for...

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Georgian Court’s Mercy Garden Grows

 

GEORGIAN COURT’S MERCY GARDEN continues to grow in more ways than one. The effort, which launched in late 2011, has produced a variety of vegetables to be shared with local charities. The community vegetable garden helps provide food for local food banks and charities and demonstrates sustainable agricultural practices within our community. Garden leaders also teach participants to grow food for themselves and others within our community. The ongoing project also offers the extended community a hands-on opportunity to learn sustainable concepts and practices while also teaching students about the creation, tending and harvesting of a true garden.  Since the program’s launch, the garden has become a hot spot for volunteers willing to “dig deep” and also serves as a lecture/demonstration site for area residents interested in using the Mercy Garden as a model for creating projects in their own backyards and communities.

  GEORGIAN COURT'S MERCY GARDEN continues to grow in more ways than one. The effort, which launched in late 2011, h...

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Peace Walk Makes a Stop at Georgian Court

Peace Walk Participants — In Their Own Words

 

Thanks to Dr. Rumu DasGupta and Dr. Sachiko Komagata for the information assembled below.

It’s been a nearly a year since the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan also wrecked the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Now, months after the natural and man-made disasters killed and contaminated countless lives, what have we learned?

That’s just one of the issues that supporters of  the “No More Fukushimas Peace Walk” hope to raise as part of a multi-city event that makes a stop at Georgian Court on Friday evening, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Little Theatre. The gathering, which includes presentations from GCU faculty and other participants, is free and open to the public.

The walkers include 10-15 Buddhist nuns and monks, eyewitnesses, and people  from all faith traditions who are being led by nun Jun Yasuda.  The Buddhists are from the Grafton Peace Pagoda east of Buffalo New York. The walk calls attention to the implications of the Fukushima nuclear plant to issues of nuclear power safety in the U.S., including in our own backyard at Oyster Creek Generating Plant in nearby Lacey Township.

Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant has the same design as the Fukushima Nuclear Plant whose disaster contaminated the land causing permanent displacement of 160,000 Japanese people,” supporters of the peace walk wrote in a press release. “The ‘No More Fukushimas Peace Walk,’ starting from Oyster Creek, will proceed to the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant and end at the Vermont  Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to bring the message: ‘Shut Down Nuclear Power  Plants!'”

GCU hosts include Sisters of Mercy Mary Bilderback and Mary-Paula Cancienne, as well as GCU sociology professor Kasturi DasGupta, who can be reached at 732-987-2336. The co-sponsor is the Jersey Shore Nuclear Watch.

 Read more about the Peace Walk and take a stand at http://nomorefukushimaswalk.tumblr.com/.

Peace Walk Participants --- In Their Own Words   Thanks to Dr. Rumu DasGupta and Dr. Sachiko Komagata for the infor...

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