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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: 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.
A New Breed: Tilian Farm Development Center
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Business incubators have become a vital driving force in southeast Michigan's growing high-tech economy. But what about the state's second largest economic sector, food and agriculture? Enter Food System Economic Partnership and the Tilian Farm Development Center.
gets the skinny.
Green Drinks Mixes Cocktails With Conscience
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
How about adding a little sustainability to your happy hour? Once a month green-minded folks gather in an Ypsi pub or Ann Arbor bar to unwind with drinks and talk eco policy and business. The event is called Green Drinks and it's part of a worldwide social trend.
Treecycling with Urbanwood
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
After the fall of many of Southeast Michigan's urban trees to the emerald ash borer and other misfortunes, a group of sustainability-minded individuals were left standing.
talks with Urbanwood, a partnership that's now a national model of recycling trees into green products.
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, June 20, 2012
Call the term "taking ownership" a cliché, but that's literally what's in the works at some local businesses. This week, Maggie's Organics founder Bená Burda writes about forming 100% worker-owned co-operatives, from Nicaragua to North Carolina to Michigan.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Lots of hands have been raised in the talks about where our feet will go around the Washtenaw County of the future. After 50 town hall meetings, the Transit Master Plan is coming soon. Michael Benham, AATA's special assistant for strategic planning, talks about public input on the plan and the shape of transportation to come.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
... and we bet he sold 'em at a farmers market. This week Ann Arbor Farmers Market Manager Molly Notarianni digs up the social and economic edge to a market where the personality-to-product ratio is higher than you'll find in any store.
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Issuing the call for city champions is Sean Mann, director of the "Let's Save Michigan" campaign to promote core communities in the Great Lakes state. This week he wades into the sexiness of density and the need for better collaboration between Ann Arbor and Detroit.
The Real Cost Of Traffic
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
In roughly four minutes you can learn what induced travel demand is, why it matters, and why alternative transportation is so important for our region. It's fast, fun, and informative. Go on, click the link. Learn something new.
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.
Ann Arbor's Veggie Fueled Party Bus
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
The B2B Party Bus is everything sustainable new urbanist hipsters ever dreamed of: An entrepreneurial enterprise that runs small scale private transit on secondhand cooking oil in order to transport young party-goers around downtown.
Hello Again: Recellular
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
It's not often that Dexter can claim it's home to the world's largest... well, anything. And yet, homegrown ReCellular is just that: the largest electronics sustainability company on the planet, recycling and refurbishing 500, 000 cell phones a month!
A3C Goes Green
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Retrofitting an 80 year-old downtown building with cutting edge green technologies is no easy task. But when your architecture firm is renown for its sustainable designs it makes sense to walk the talk. Metromode takes a tour of A3C's (Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative) ambitious eco-sensitive renovation.
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