Kalamazoo

NEED COUCH- Kalamazoo, MI

I am a transman currently attending Western Michigan University. After having a falling out with my mother who wasn’t very supportive, I am left with no where else to turn and no money to continue attending Western where I have been staying in the dorms. I am a very quiet guest, and plan on working hard over the summer to save money for a place. Ideally I will need a place for the whole summer, and I need to hear back by May 1st, which is when the check out time for the semester is. I would really appreciate it. You can contact me at Thespianlifestyle@gmail.com or message me at my blog emiliobedelio.tumblr.com.

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Five years ago, on July 25, 2010, an estimated one million gallons of tar sands oil spilled from an Enbridge-owned pipeline into the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. The incident forced residents out of their homes and caused extensive health impacts. Meanwhile, because it is heavier than conventional crude, much of the tar sands oil sank, leading to a four-year effort that has become the costliest inland oil spill cleanup in U.S. history. 

This past weekend, hundreds of community activists and residents came together to Remember the Kalamazoo in Battle Creek, Michigan, standing in solidarity with those harmed by the disaster and fighting the expansion of tar sands into other communities.

The five-year commemoration emphasized the need to“build communities, not pipelines.” Events included workshops on stopping tar sands and pipelines, a Healing Walk to the Kalamazoo River, and local gatherings in support of keeping communities healthy. 

We need to stop the expansion of more pipelines, such as Alberta Clipper, which threaten communities across the country. The fight against tar sands is a fight for protecting communities, homes, and livelihoods. The Kalamazoo spill was a wake-up call to the full dangers of tar sands oil. 

It’s time we remember the Kalamazoo once more and put the health of our citizens—not the interests of the tar sands industry—first.

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Hey, guys! So here in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the nearest Trader Joe’s is 1-3 hours away. Everyone here would love to make it a regular shopping destination, but for now it’s only a special visit kind of deal. 

You can request for TJ’s to come to your town and if enough people request it, they’ll come! I’m asking anyone who’s willing to help me and my friends get a great, healthy, and reasonably priced whole foods store to come to town.

if you can, please submit a request here for kalamazoo, michigan! we all thank you for your kind efforts!

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