April 18, 2004: Headlines: COS - Ecuador: Environment: Sioux City Journal: Ecuador RPCV and Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled "Sister Water and the Earth Covenant"

Peace Corps Online: Directory: Ecuador: Peace Corps Ecuador : The Peace Corps in Ecuador: April 18, 2004: Headlines: COS - Ecuador: Environment: Sioux City Journal: Ecuador RPCV and Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled "Sister Water and the Earth Covenant"

By Admin1 (admin) (pool-151-196-242-91.balt.east.verizon.net - 151.196.242.91) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 2:57 pm: Edit Post

Ecuador RPCV and Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled "Sister Water and the Earth Covenant"

Ecuador RPCV and Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled Sister Water and the Earth Covenant

Ecuador RPCV and Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled "Sister Water and the Earth Covenant"

Briar Cliff to host Earth Day lecture


Sister Michelle Balek, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque, Iowa, will celebrate Earth Day with a presentation entitled "Sister Water and the Earth Covenant" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Clare Room of the Stark Student Center on the campus of Briar Cliff University.

Hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis, the presentation will be free and open to the public.

In her presentation, Balek will address global water issues as they relate to the Earth Charter, a published document that calls for a new sense of global interdependence and the universal responsibility of all countries to work to achieve a sustainable world. She also will present issues related to the privatization of water, patterns of water consumption, virtual water consumption, "water wars" and legislative action.

Balek is the North America Region coordinator for Franciscans International -- a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations. She works to educate people on issues addressed by the U.N. at the local and national levels.

Balek has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and South America, a social worker for the state of Iowa in the area of family and children's services and a counselor for Catholic Charities in Brownsville, Texas, and Dubuque, Iowa.




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Story Source: Sioux City Journal

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By Vicki Skellion Ross (206.214.115.118) on Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 6:01 pm: Edit Post

Please put me in touch with Sister Michelle Balek.

By Vicki Skellion Ross (209.105.173.139) on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 8:32 pm: Edit Post

Just saw this on a pop-up from "Bing" search. Would love to hear from you, Michelle!


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