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Beach clean up priorities

September 12, 2008 MARQUETTE — Last September volunteers found 13,499 cigarette butts and 268 pieces of styrofoam on Marquette beaches. more »»

Recycling batteries keeps them out of landfills

September 5, 2008 MARQUETTE — Flashlights have them. They can be found in cell phones and computers. Power tools run on them. Batteries energize these and many other things that we use daily. more »»

Building reborn

August 22, 2008 MARQUETTE — In 1884, the green building at 130 W. Baraga Ave. in Marquette was a saloon. more »»

Old creations, new sensations

August 15, 2008 MARQUETTE — In the 19th century, a newly-made quilt would often start out on the bed in the master bedroom. Then, it would move to the children’s room, later be used as the dog’s bed. more »»

Water conservation has many benefits

August 8, 2008 MARQUETTE — According to the American Water Works Association, the average American home uses about 70 gallons of water indoors per day. K.I. more »»

Greener cleaners

August 1, 2008 MARQUETTE — When Lynnea McFadden’s husband had an allergic reaction to a laundry detergent they were using, they started looking into making their own natural cleaning solutions. more »»

Teaching sustainable design

July 25, 2008 MARQUETTE — Beginning this fall, Northern Michigan University’s School of Art and Design is sowing SEEDs of sustainability and environmental consciousness. more »»

Earth-sheltered homes appealing

July 18, 2008 MARQUETTE — Lorana Jinkerson’s house on Marquette’s Altamont Street isn’t easy to find. more »»

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 »»



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