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"The most important issue regarding cities is getting people to believe that things can be different," said Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow with the Kresge Foundation's American Cities Practice and luncheon keynote speaker for the second NJ Spotlight on Cities conference in Newark. Gazing at the audience of 200 urban.... Read More
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Civics Quiz & Quotes
test your civics quotient...
How many directly elected representatives do Summit, NJ, citizens have altogether (including all 4 levels of government.) (NB: Pres./ VP count as 1.)
- How many US states share a water or land border with the province of Ontario?
170 nations agreed on Oct. 15 to limit or phase out the use of chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs.)
- In what city and nation was the agreement reached?
- Which are the world's 5 largest cities, and what are their approximate populations?
The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below.
Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
"The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration."  Read more
- economic/economy 81
- wealth/wealthier 4