Greg Peterson
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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I am a born activist
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Other
So what is it?
Greed - The recent Wall Street, Mortgage and housing market meltdown is a prime example of rich gluttons want to stockpile more cash at the expense of others and not trying to put the money toward positive uses.for all humankind.
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
While all the issues you list are important I picked hate because wars always boil down to one's hatred for therir fellow human.
This world needs more love and less hate and the rest of the issues will work themselves out.
Can we change the world?
More about me
I am a news reporter, writer and investigative journalist specializing in street news, plus Indigenous, civil rights and environment reporting
Began my career over 30 years ago as a young teenager in Augusta, GA after moving south during the middle of high school.
I was co-coordinator of the 1986 original James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta, GA, where the Godfather of Soul was always trashed by the local media.
Mr. Terence Dicks was co-coordinator and most recently was chair of the Augusta Human Relations Commission and is a member of the Georgia Clients Council.
Mr. Brown taught us to "fight the good fight" by battling all forms of racism and evil while not uttering a bad word about those who try to block justice, respect, fairness and kindness to all.
As a child, I lived in the Harbert, Michigan home built by late poet Carl Sandburg - where some of his greatest works were penned like Chicago poem & Lincoln papers.
The huge home had a roof sundeck & a cool walk-in basement safe.
I ‘m the volunteer media advisor for several large interfaith environmental projects involving Native Americans across Upper Peninsula of MI including the Turtle Island Project, the Interfaith Earth Healing Initiative, Earth Keeper Initiative and the Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project.
The Zaagkii Wings and Seeds Project restores bee and butterfly habitat to help pollinators following the disappearance of billions of bees. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community youth and Marquette teens are building butterfly houses and planting 26,000 native plants that help pollinators survive.
The Earth Healing Initiative participated in the EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge that occurred in April 2008.
The EHI helped organize interfaith participation across eight states for the 100 plus recycling projects - involving millions of pounds of electronic waste that was recycled and millions of pills/pharmaceuticals that were properly disposed. Under an EPA grant, EHI provided free media related services - including doing videos and press releases.
The Earth Keeper group has many environmental projects including an annual Earth Day Clean Sweep at 24 free drop off sites across a 400 mile area of northern Michigan that has collected over 370 tons of household hazardous waste since 2005.
The 2007 Earth Keeper Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep collected over a ton of drugs plus $500,000 in narcotics in only three hours. Some 2,000 residents participated.
In 2006, 10,000 people dropped off over 320 tons of old/broken computers, cell phones and other electronic waste, all was recycled. In 2005, residents turned in 45 tons of household poisons and vehicle batteries.
In 2007, over a ton of pharmaceuticals & $500,000 in narcotics was turned in by more than 2,000 people at 19 sites.
The Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project teaches at-risk teens to respect nature and themselves by having American Indian guides escort them to very remote lakes and streams to plant and care for wild rice.
The Turtle Island Project (TIP) was co-founded in July 2007 by Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard in Munising, Michigan and Rev. Dr. George Cairns of Chesterton, Indiana, United Church of Christ minister and Chicago Theological Seminary research professor.
Protecting the environment and respecting the culture/heritage of Indigenous peoples like Celts & American Indians.
TIP provides a platform for American Indians to be heard - unedited by whites.
Rev. Hubbard says whites don't have the knowledge or right to speak on behalf of Native Americans.
I specialize in civil rights, outdoor, environmental, cops and courts reporting thanks to my late mentor Jay Mann (Jan Tillman Hutchens), an investigative reporter in Augusta, who lived by the books "Illusions" and "Jonathon Livingston Seagull."
I love to fish, hunt, camp and skydive. A member of the Delta Chi fraternity, I was very active in student projects from Junior Achievement, to all forms of band (played cornet) to cross country, track, and football.
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When Peace is really not Peace

Posted on January 4, 2009 at 3:49pm 2 Comments

I blame Hamas for the current war.

Would anyone - even the most peace-loving person - agree to stand by as rockets land nearby every day, perhaps killing your child or your neighbor's child.

Hamas militants have launched 3,000 rockets into Israel over the past year.

Members of the Hamas government who want peace should be brave enough to stop those who are launching rockets.

Yes there is lots of history - on both sides. But peace will never come to… Continue

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At 8:53pm on June 16, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 9:02pm on March 15, 2009, Aaditya Shakya said…
I'm Aaditya from India
I am a film student

I have made a video on world peace

Plz watch it and comment and rate it!!!

please add this video to your blog/website/myspace/facebook account


Plz join my group on facebook and
At 9:49pm on January 3, 2009, Kelly said…
Hi Greg,

Thanks for the comments. Yes, I know about Gather.

Selfport is a more ambitious platform, designed to let people literally make a living, or at least more significant money than on other platforms. Even just playing in our contests users can make money, not only for winning.

And also, we're developing a novel form of micro-finance.

Are you in the Youtube partner program?

Johnny said you came from Current, so I thought you might work for
At 8:59pm on January 3, 2009, Kelly said…
Hi Greg,
I'm building a social business platform, which includes a sort of contest format that can reward user generated has some similarities to Current. I'd like to discuss how we can reward a community of community journalists developing awareness of projects that matter.
At 6:58am on January 2, 2009, Johnnie said… is great to see you at are exactly the kind of person this site will find some of the most amazing people on this planet and they all are trying to promote Peace and understanding....I have not been here long but have met some extraordinary people....I highly recommend all my friends and hope you will put some videos and music on soon...please keep in touch.....Johnnie
At 3:56am on January 2, 2009, Easy said…

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