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Bombs Away: The Seed Bombing of Water Street
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Take one ugly, undeveloped piece of land, add a contingent of concerned citizens, give them a whole lotta seeds and a "sexy" community event and what do you get? The folks behind Ypsilanti's "Seed Bomb Water Street" hope it'll be a field full of wildflowers... and, eventually, a local commons.
Step Back: Michigan Folk School Teaches Old Skills With A New Purpose
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sometimes a step back in time can be a step into the future. At the Michigan Folk School in Superior Township, back-to-basics living isn't just seen as nostalgia for arts and crafts, but rather a community-based counterbalance to the alienating advances of technology.
Guest Blogger: Sara Gosman
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Great Lakes are a vast environmental and economic resource that has yet to be fully tapped. They are also the subject of the Great Lakes Futures Project, a consortium of 21 universities and organizations considering the future of these waters. Sara Gosman, an environmental attorney and lecturer at U-M Law School, discusses the project and the geopolitics of water scarcity.
Guest Blogger: Amanda Edmonds
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Nonprofits are on a mission to become more enterprise-focused: entering business plan competitions, even seeking start-up cash. Repeat blogger Amanda Edmonds, executive director of Growing Hope, reflects on her nonprofit's social enterprise role and on the value of diversified funding sources.
Talking Energy and Environment with the State's Valerie Brader
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Affordable energy, reliable energy, and protecting our environment were part of the governor's recent 'Ensuring Our Future' message. Veronica Gracia-Wing digs into the details with the governor's deputy legal council and senior policy advisor.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Election season 2012 will leave its footprint on the region's parks, preserves, and natural resources. Drew Younge Dyke, policy specialist at the Michigan League of Conservation Voters, helps us to look at the environmental impacts of legislation and decode the greenalese.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. - Betty Reese
Water Street Trail Project founder Andrew Clock, volunteer coordinator of the Michigan Roots Jamboree and barfly philanthropist, offers the pick-me-ups to prove that no one is ever a speck on the wall.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
It's the 40th anniversary of Earth Day tomorrow, and in celebration we've invited Matt Grocoff, founder and CEO of GreenovationTV and regular contributor to NPR's The Environment Report, to offer up some thoughts about making our community (and world) a little greener.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Laura Rubin is the
Huron River Watershed
Councilís Executive Director. Under Lauraís leadership the HRWC has tripled itís operating budget in five years; increased staff size, and expanded its programs. Laura will be writing about how the Huron is the lifeblood of our community and how we can keep it healthy.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Jason Bing manages Recycle Ann Arborís Environmental House, facilitating healthy, energy efficient home and workplace construction in Southeast Michigan. He holds a graduate degree in architecture and is a LEED accredited professional. Jason will be writing about local and national energy initiatives, issues and ideas.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
While the Huron River is undoubtedly the Ann Arbor area's life blood (the city gets its drinking water from it, after all), it's also a vital part of our park system, offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Grab a paddle and get in. The water's fine.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Bonsai, cacti, and venus flytraps! Along with its gorgeous trails and edible gardens, Matthaei's conservatory offers a global experience of plant life for Ann Arborites. Whether you stroll the grounds in the outdoor-friendly months or long for something lush and green in the dead of winter, it's a sanctuary from the chaos of everyday living.
Concentrate Speaker Event: Going Green In Ann Arbor
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Everything you ever wanted to know about solar energy but were afraid to ask. Last month
Speaker Event featured Dave Strenski and Andrew Brix talking up the policies, virtues, and challenges of going solar in Michigan. If you missed it, well, we've got the video right here. Ah, the marvels of technology.
The Leslie Science Center
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Ann Arbor is known for its natural spaces, and the Leslie Science Center offers an up close view of the critters that live there. Set on 50 acres of prairie and woods, five minutes from the city's downtown, you'll find eagles, snapping turtles and snakes. Oh, my!
The Boardwalk Creative Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The call for creative space in Ann Arbor has been frequent and loud -from cultural organizations feeling the absence of a community arts venue to businesses looking for neutral turf. Enter the Boardwalk Creative Center, which has become a much needed 'third place' for those seeking inspirational room to roam.
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