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Plant a tree save the world

June 4, 2010 ISHPEMING — Armed with shovels, extra topsoil and work gloves, members of the Ishpeming Ski Club junior ski jumpers fanned out along the portion of the Carp Creek that runs behind the Country Village. more »»

Recycling, the North Star way

May 28, 2010 MARQUETTE — The fourth- and fifth-graders in JoeyLynn Selling’s class at North Star Elementary are turning snack time into a schoolwide recycling project. more »»

Group pulls up invasive species along Heritage Trail

May 21, 2010 ISHPEMING — Liz Coyne stopped her walk along the Iron Ore Heritage Trail to pull out a tall white-flowered plant. more »»

Reuse, resell, ReBlossom!

March 20, 2010 By JOHANNA BOYLE Journal Ishpeming Bureau MARQUETTE — The average American throws away 68 pounds of clothing or textiles each year, according to the Council for Textile... more »»

Homeowners, tenants learn easy ways to go green

February 12, 2010 MARQUETTE — Putting up your own wind turbine, wiring up a set of solar panels, growing your own fruits and vegetables — all are fairly visible examples of going green. more »»

Tapping maples means tree care

January 29, 2010 MARQUETTE — Mike and Joyce Ross depend on trees to make their living. But the 70 acres they own near their home in Rudyard aren’t used for logging. more »»

State plans to delay more than 200 road projects

January 29, 2010 LANSING — Michigan’s inability to raise enough money to match federal transportation dollars forced the state’s Transportation Commission Thursday to delay hundreds of road and bridge projects... more »»

Housing market in Marquette predicted to rise in 2010

January 29, 2010 MARQUETTE — A housing market research Web site has predicted Marquette will be one of the top 25 housing markets in the country for the coming year. more »»

Coast Guard Station embraces green practices

January 22, 2010 MARQUETTE — The first sign that the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Marquette isn’t your typical building is a sign stating: “Reserved Parking Hybrid Only. more »»

School districts approved for renewable energy grant

January 15, 2010 ISHPEMING — Alternative energy — whether prompted by rising gas prices or concern over global warming — is often seen as the technology of the future. more »»

Resolving to be ‘green’

January 8, 2010 MARQUETTE — New Year’s — the season of resolutions, diets and exercise. According to the government Web site USA. more »»

Outdoors for everyone

December 19, 2009 MARQUETTE — Chances are, if you like biking, kayaking, camping, hiking or doing anything outdoors in the Upper Peninsula, you’d like to see that outdoors preserved and protected. more »»

Paper reuse makes ‘green’ sense

December 18, 2009 MARQUETTE — Paper — we use it at work, at home, to write out shopping lists, to do homework on. Especially at Christmas, with decorations, wrapping paper and cards, paper is everywhere you look. more »»

Greener gift giving possible

December 11, 2009 MARQUETTE — Holiday shopping usually means busy times for stores and lots of presents under the tree, but it also means a big increase in paper and plastic that is tossed into landfills. more »»

Local business avoids harmful chemicals when creating holiday decorations

December 4, 2009 MARQUETTE — Nothing quite brings on the holiday spirit like the decorations — garlands, wreaths with red bows, the smell that comes from a freshly-cut Christmas tre. more »»

Township manager’s contract reviewed

December 4, 2009 MARQUETTE — Marquette Township Manager Randy Girard is expected to remain working for the township through next year. more »»

Thanksgiving naturally

November 20, 2009 MARQUETTE — From 1621 when the Pilgrims first celebrated Thanksgiving through today, the holiday has centered around two main themes: thanks and food. more »»

Hancock aims for stimulus money

November 20, 2009 HANCOCK — During the 2010 construction season, the city of Hancock has plans for a $4 million sewer project and a $4. more »»

Floors and so much more

November 14, 2009 MARQUETTE — Cork and bamboo flooring, recycled carpet and energy efficient blinds. more »»

Living off the grid involves planning

November 13, 2009 MARQUETTE — Homesteading — the term might call to mind American pioneers moving west, living off the land, self-sufficient. more »»

 
 

 

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