Aldo Leopold Day of Service

The OutCenter is partnering with Lake Michigan College’s (LMC) Departments of Communication and Sociology to help promote the participation of the LGBT+ community in the upcoming Aldo Leopold’s Day of Service.

This day of service is hosted by LMC and The City of Saint Joseph, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, under the direction of faculty members, Sharon Klemm and Dr. Michelle Stone.

The service project includes beach clean-up  and the removal of invasive plant species at Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph. The LGBTQIA Club from Lake Michigan College have also committed to participating in this day of service.  

Join this great initiative and help celebrate and put into action Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic!

 “All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. His instincts prompt him to compete for his place in that community, but his ethics prompt him also to co-operate (perhaps in order that there may be a place to compete for).

The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land.

In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.” The event will take place on Saturday April 9, from 8:30 am to noon.

 


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