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Frugal living – greener lifestyle

July 11, 2008 MARQUETTE — Bart Carroll’s and Kathy Erdmann’s initial motivation to conserve energy and live in a more eco-friendly way was simple — money. more »»

‘Green’ parties taking hold

July 4, 2008 MARQUETTE — When Jordan and Jennifer Yeatts decided to have a summer barbeque in honor of their recent marriage, they chose a theme: “Reducing consumption and encouraging reus. more »»

Pet owners seeing green

June 27, 2008 MARQUETTE — It may be a rather small overall contribution to a “greener” lifestyle, yet pet owners are discovering a few things they can do to make life with their animal friends easier on the... more »»

Dorms change toward green

June 20, 2008 MARQUETTE — When Northern Michigan University students return to their dorms this fall, they’ll be able to save water by dual-flushing their toilets — at least those students at Meyland and Van... more »»

Composting serves dual purpose

June 13, 2008 MARQUETTE — John Rebers tumbles once a day. He collects his kitchen and yard waste in a black tumbler that he rotates every day to make compost. more »»

Lakeshore showcases ‘green’ initiatives

June 6, 2008 MUNISING — “Going green” is nothing new for the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. more »»

Grant helped Skandia man to energize home

May 30, 2008 MARQUETTE — In 2001 Skandia resident Mike Holman applied for a grant from the Michigan Energy Office that allowed him to purchase four 400-watt windmills, a static converter, batteries and a solar... more »»

Couple enjoys wind, solar powered home

May 23, 2008 MARQUETTE — Jim Murphy and Annie Goosmann have a washer and dryer, computer, stereo, refrigerator and lights — all the modern conveniences. more »»

Getting the LEDs in

May 16, 2008 MARQUETTE — Officials from Marquette — the Board of Light and Power’s David Lynch and the city’s Scott Cambensy — are watching the streetlights in Ann Arbor. more »»

Bike week promotes alternative transportation

May 9, 2008 MARQUETTE — Danny Beck’s daily ride to Marquette Senior High School is healthy, environmentally friendly and free. more »»

Clean Freaks builds on green model

May 2, 2008 MARQUETTE — Marquette area natives David Gies, 20, and Lance Larson, 23, love to clean, so they decided to start a business to support their obsession. more »»

Recycling is American as apple pie

April 25, 2008 MARQUETTE — Betty and Charlie Shirtz of Harvey don’t hesitate picking up abandoned furniture from the side of the road. They welcome used work surfaces such as their church’s old kitchen counter to. more »»

Family’s lifestyle is ‘globally sustainable’

April 18, 2008 MARQUETTE — Surrounded by tall trees and a rugged escarpment, John Jungwirth stirs hot maple sap over a fire in an open air teepe. more »»

Corn prices reflect trend

April 11, 2008 MARQUETTE — Some areas of the United States may feel it more than others, but the cost of food at dinner tables across the nation has increased. more »»

NMU offers energy focus

April 4, 2008 MARQUETTE — One day Adam Schofield wants to install residential wind turbines and solar systems. That’s why the 24-year-old is enrolled in Northern Michigan University’s alternative energies minor. more »»

Deerton home powered by wind turbine

March 28, 2008 DEERTON — Christine and Sam Simonetta’s energy source is 126 feet tall. It’s a wind turbine that produces 100 percent of their home’s electricity. more »»

Easter tradition gets a colorful new twist

March 21, 2008 MARQUETTE — It’s that time of the year again when white eggs turn pink, green and blue as a tradition of Easter celebration. more »»

Vegetable oil fuels pickup

March 14, 2008 K.I. SAWYER — Randall Webber likes grease. In his garage he keeps a barrel full of grease from K.I. Sawyer’s Tailwinds Grill and Bar. more »»

Sorting things out the green way

March 7, 2008 MARQUETTE — Three out of four households participate in Marquette’s curbside recycling program, according to Lynn Morgan, spokeswoman for Waste Management in Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Switchgrass may become energy option

February 29, 2008 MARQUETTE — Farmers in the Upper Peninsula who want to play a role in alternative energy may soon be adding a new crop to their list — switchgrass. more »»

 
 

 

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