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Environmental group starting Kansas chapter

June 8, 2012

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Green Wish, a Los-Angeles-based environmental group, is launching a Kansas chapter with a free event at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave.

The group will raise environmental activism awareness and funds for environmental groups in Lawrence and Kansas City, said Victoria Bogner, president of the Kansas Green Wish board of directors. The board will have its first meeting earlier that day and begin the process of deciding which groups to fund. The event will be hosted by actor and co-founder Raphael Sbarge. More information can be found at their website.

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cardboredbox 1 year, 10 months ago

We need more green organizations in our communities. Resources are getting lower, and, quite frankly, air quality sucks. I'm tired of looking out my window and not being able to see downtown in the summertime! The thought of it getting any worse scares me.

I don't want KS to turn into another LA. Let's nip the damage in the bud, before it's too late.

And seriously. How hard is it to plant a tree, or recycle your soda cans? Turn off the lights in a room you're not using? How about save a little water?

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Mike Ford 1 year, 10 months ago

poor kansas....full of the loudest, dumbest, hand our resources over to the barons kinds of clowns.....now go watch hannity, o reilly, or some other airbag talk about the dumbest lowest common denominator nonsense and make fun of smart people.....

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buffalobill 1 year, 10 months ago

If you've ever been on the Kansas River you would see the need for some intervention. I called in a major dump site to KDHE while morel hunting this spring. I also had to work with KDHE to clean up a local developers dump site in a creek that leads to Clinton Lake. From what I can see farmers are some of the worst stewards of the land around here. People can't really be trusted to take care of the land in many cases. I see people trashing the woods and creeks all the time when I'm hunting. People always trying to save the precious dollar by disposing of waste improperly.

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Dankia 1 year, 10 months ago

I think its a great idea. If people would go read the site, they would understand what their about and maybe they would know that the group is trying to help.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 1 year, 10 months ago

Just what we need here, with electric bills skyrocketing, gas prices rising, and other utility bills advancing, more wackos out to destroy the energy suppliers, commercwe and industry to save some stupid frog or blade of grass. Sounds like a good deal to me!!

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Armstrong 1 year, 10 months ago

My Green Wish involves a bar of Irish Spring for the envoronmental warriors being recruited

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question4u 1 year, 10 months ago

Ducks unlimited is an environmentalist group.

Following "common sense" the members of Ducks Unlimited must stink and spend their time "talking about Obamas [sic] accomplishments". They must also "suck up tax dollars" and suck on "bongs". After all, "you can't have it both ways".

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vbogner 1 year, 10 months ago

Hello! To comment on previous comments: 1. This organization isn't funded by tax dollars. 2. It aids local green non-profits and initiatives so they can focus on doing the good work they do in our local community. 3. The Oread Hotel is a sponsor of the event and donated some of its facility to Green Wish. 4. This isn't a political organization - it has nothing to do with Obama. Republicans can be green, too. 5. You can learn more at www.greenwish.com.

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frankfussman 1 year, 10 months ago

The Oread Hotel is not a proper venue for an environmental group!!!

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Liberty275 1 year, 10 months ago

This is flyover Kansas, not one of the coasts. The "environmentalists" here are poor . Good luck raising any money.

You've got to remember, that these are just simple farmers, these are people of the land, the common clay of the new west. You know . . . (from a source)

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commonsenseanyone 1 year, 10 months ago

Everyone send some extra deodorant sticks downtown cause it's about to get stanky...... At least the annoying ACLU volunteers will have people to talk to. Maybe they can get together and talk about all of Obamas accomplishments....wait....never mind.

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Phil Minkin 1 year, 10 months ago

Cant_have_it_both_ways , where in the article does it say or imply this will be using tax dollars?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 10 months ago

Dishonorable Discharge:

The 50 Most Polluted Rivers in the Country

Kansas River is 21 on this list

http://www.ewg.org/node/20399

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 1 year, 10 months ago

Great, another group sucking up tax dollars while putting nothing into the system.

What a day for celebration. Get your bongs and pacholi oil...lets have a party.

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