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CRYSTAL LAKE – The Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at McHenry County College will host “Moral Ground: A Discussion of Global Environmental Ethics” at 7 p.m. June 20 in the MCC Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

The MCC event is based on the book “Moral Ground; Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril,” event organizers said.

Representatives will be present from the McHenry County Environmental Alliance, MCC Student Life, FaithBridge, several area churches, and the League of Women Voters of McHenry County for an evening of discussion with Kathleen Dean Moore, co-editor of “Moral Ground; Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril,” MCC officials said in a news release.

Moore will read selections from the book and lead a discussion.

The event is one of a series of town hall meetings and lectures taking place across the country.

Moore, a professor of philosophy at Oregon State University, teaches environmental ethics and moral reasoning to students, the MCC news release said.

She also is the author of several personal essays and nature writing books, including “Riverwalking,” “Holdfast” and “Wild Comfort.”

A reception prepared by MCC’s Culinary Management Program and a book signing will follow the discussion. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Information about Moral Ground is available at www.moralground.org.

Donations will be accepted.

For information, call the Environmental Defenders at 815-338-0393 or Lou Marchi Total Recycling Institute at MCC at 815-479-7817.

To see a complete list of the Moral Ground cosponsors, go to www.mcdef.org or www.mchenry.edu/recycling.

If you go

What: Environmental ethics discussionWhere: MCC Conference Center, 8900 Route 14, Crystal LakeWhen: 7 p.m. Monday, June 20Featured speaker: Kathleen Dean Moore, co-editor, “Moral Ground; Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril”Admission: FreeMore information: www.mcdef.org; www.mchenry.edu/recycling


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