No-Impact Man Colin Beavan Speaks to the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester at the 2011 Day of Deeds
Recently, Elizabeth Grippe, Editor of The Page and Virginia Iqbal, Chair, Ethical Action Committee invited Colin Beavan author, lecturer, environmental activist and blogger (NoImpactMan.com) to speak to the congregation for the 2011 Day of Deeds. The entire Sunday School joined in, and many community members attended.
The 2011 Day of Deeds was hugely successful and owes much credit to the organizers, including Colleen Kapklein and Debra Steiglitz, Greg Daugherty, Jeff Daugherty and Yvonne Last.
For his Ethical Culture graduation project, Will Henderson is setting up a clothing and school-supply drive for IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services). His project will help children of refugees transition and settle into school more easily.
IRIS currently resettles 200 refugees each year from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, congo, Cuba, Ethiopia, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.