Celebrating Sustainable Communities
YALE OPEN COURSES THROUGH COURSERA
Yale University New Online Classes Open to the Public
"Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times"
In the fall of 2016 Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will offer four six-week online courses. These will be featured as a specialization under the theme of "Journey of the Universe: A Story for our Times." This will include two courses on Journey of the Universe and a course on the Worldview of Thomas Berry. Each of these courses can be taken independently followed by an Integrating Capstone course.
These are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) available on Coursera to anyone, anywhere on the planet. These will be the first MOOC specialization for Yale and the first MOOCs for the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
These courses will be launched on September 21, 2016. A sign up will be available in early September with a JOIN button on a landing page for these courses on the Coursera website. https://www.coursera.org/yale
Journey of the Universe
Journey of the Universe weaves together the discoveries of the evolutionary sciences with the humanities such as history, philosophy, art, and religion. The courses draw on the Emmy-award winning film, Journey of the Universe, the book from Yale University Press, and a series of 20 interviews with scientists and environmentalists, titled Journey Conversations.
The Worldview of Thomas Berry: The Flourishing of the Earth Community
Thomas Berry (1914-2009) was a historian of world religions and an early voice awakening moral sensibilities to the environmental crisis. He is known for articulating a ?new story? of the universe that explores the implications of the evolutionary sciences and cultural traditions for creating a flourishing future.
REVEREND JOAN ROSS'S FAITH IN DETROIT'S NORTH END
Excerpt from Hour Detroit Magazine:
If you strip down the multi-layer, multi-issue work of the Rev. Joan Ross, it's all about stabilizing families.
Here, in Detroit's North End - one of the city's less talked about neighborhoods - her work may mean rescuing a foreclosed home, pushing for reliable public transit, or bringing fresh produce into the community. Over the years, Ross has done it all: fighting, praying, collaborating, and educating. Her work in the North End is tireless; her spirit, infectious.
INDUSTRY INNOVATION - A CONVERSATION WITH DANNY MEYER
ROC UNITED's mission is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation's 10 million restaurant workers. Click on their logo below to learn more about their work.
KEEP GROWING DETROIT - ANNUAL REPORT IS HERE
Click on image above to read report.
GLORIA RIVERA OF GLBD HONORED
GLBD's own Gloria Riveria is among the honeers at the first annual Golden Beet Awards.
The Golden Beet Awards were held Thursday November 12, 2015
The Friends of the Detroit Food Policy Council Presented the First Annual
Golden Beet Awards And Friendraiser
Mark Covington, Georgia Street Collective
Gloria Rivera IHM, Great Lakes Bioneers-Detroit
Renee Wallace, DOERS Inc.
NEW WEBSITE SYNTHESIZING DETROIT WATER SHUT-OFFS
Introducing a new website serving as an online clearinghouse for video/media about the water shutoffs.
This resource covers:
-Understanding the Issues
-Community and Legal Solutions
-Full Length Interviews
Please check out this valuable resource regarding the Detroit Water Shut Offs.
REFUSE COLLECTION - CITY OF DETROIT
Important Refuse Collection Announcement from the City of Detroit - collections are for residents only, not businesses or large apartment buildings. (Click above image for announcement.)