Tribe of soul,
In the summer we here in Michigan have a closer relationship to our precious natural gem of a resource, H20! We are reminded of water's power to calm, cleanse, and refresh our souls. We swim, fish, ski, kayak, boat, skim board, wake surf and on & on.... What a gift to have the Great Lakes & our many inland lakes right in our backyard. Did you know if are in Michigan you are no more than 85 miles from one of the Great Lakes?
Did you know our Great Lakes ecosystem provides drinking water to over 30 million people and is the largest source of surface fresh water in the Western Hemisphere? So it's not just an out there concept, we are all connected to our water in Michigan. And we gotta protect this source of life!
This month EmbodyGR is partnering with the Kent County Water Conservation (KCWC) to raise our awareness around the issues that affect our water right here at home. We will educate ourselves with facts & take appropriate actions to #DoGood to stand for water. We will have speaker Stephanie Mabie join us on July 5 to give us her perspective on the state of the Great Lakes, describe what KCWC is, why it's important, and how we can get involved. That is the Embody way of doing good: awareness, education, & action. In that order. We awaken ourselves to issues, gather the facts and then find ways to help make our community/world a better place for all people. No politics - just good works done by individuals inspired from their own hearts.
Until we meet again be well & happy!
Love & peace,
P.S. Please note the July 12th VENUE CHANGE!!!
July 5, 2017
Kent County Water Conservation July Community Partner- w/ Stephanie Mabie
Who: YOU, and all your friends!
Where: Fountain Street Social Hall
When: Wed. July 5, 2017
Why: Water - awareness, education, action
July 12, 2017
VENUE CHANGE- EmbodyGR at Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Who: YOU & all who drink and are made of H20
What: EmbodyGR Field Trip & Film Screening & panel discussion about "Immiscible: The Fight Over Line 5"
Where: Grand Rapids Brewing Company-1 Ionia Ave Sw, Grand Rapids 49503
When: Wed. July 12, 2017
Why: Water- awareness, education, action
June 16th - mid-July - Artist Show: Kari Wilson
When: June 16 thru Mid-July
Where: Dave 'n Dofe's 222 Franklin St, Grand Haven
What: Our friend Kari has work up at this cool studio! Check it out!
July 6 - GRAM on the Green : Cabildo
When: July 6 from 6pm-9pm
Where: The GRAM
July 16 - Shurm Daddy Rec Ride 2017
When: Sunday, July 16 from 2pm-6pm
Where: The Spoke Folks - 221 Logan St SW
What: 4th annual memorial bike ride for our friend and brother, Brian Schuurman (AKA Shurm Daddy) and a local fundraising event dedicated to raising funds to support services related to depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention.
July 22 - Yoga at the Breslin w/ Dan Nevins of Wounded Warrior Project
When: July 22; 12:30-3:30
Where: MSU - 534 Birch Road East Lansing, 48824
What: Yoga on the hardwood @ MSU! Cost $30 includes yoga & meditation practice along with talk by Dan Nevins
Sept 9th - Mayor's Annual River Clean Up
When: Sept 9th 8:30am - 1:00pm
What: Free, light breakfast before event, CLEAN UP, light lunch following along with live music & beer by Founders
“The EmbodyGR community embraces and supports, says ‘yes you can’ when the noisy inner voice says, ‘no you can’t’ – Kari Wilson, Community Member