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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 »»

Film festival aims to spur green living

November 6, 2009 MARQUETTE — The idea of living green — whether it’s recycling, growing your own food or taking your bike to work — has grown in popularity in recent years. more »»

Solar panels help power NHS

October 30, 2009 NEGAUNEE — Students walking the halls of Negaunee High School may not realize it, but a portion of the electricity they use is now coming from directly over their head. more »»

Native plant species examined

October 23, 2009 MARQUETTE — Pouring rain Wednesday soaked a large group of Bothwell Middle School sixth graders hard at work along the bike path that runs between Fourth and Fifth streets, but the weather didn’t... more »»

Year-round growing opportunities available in ‘hoop houses’

October 16, 2009 MARQUETTE — When it comes to being environmentally friendly, food grown in your own county has big advantages over food that has to be grown thousands of miles away and then transported. more »»

Touring band powers van on used vegetable oil

October 2, 2009 MARQUETTE — The Ragbirds not only play music, they’re also promoting an environmentally friendly way of life by touring in a bus that runs on vegetable oi. more »»

Prof creates ‘passive’ house; energy savings the goal

September 25, 2009 MARQUETTE — In the 1970s government programs and incentives were offered to encourage residents to use alternative energies in their households — an effort to decrease dependency on foreign oil. more »»

Cell phone use for drivers in Escanaba may be banned

September 25, 2009 ESCANABA — Because of public safety concerns, Escanaba is considering banning drivers from using their hands to talk on cell phones while drivin. more »»

‘Hoophouse’ extends growing season locally

September 18, 2009 MUNISING — Fresh, organic lettuce in December? Munising residents may be able to indulge in such treats during this year’s early Upper Peninsula winter. more »»

Lake Superior issues: Forum to address global warming, invasive species

September 4, 2009 GRAND MARAIS — From an enticing turquoise to a sublime dark blue, Lake Superior has many faces that influence the land it borders and the people settled on its shores. more »»

Eastern U.P. recycling

August 28, 2009 MARQUETTE — Luce and Mackinac counties may soon have recycling programs, according to Mary Martin of the Superior Watershed Partnership. more »»

Big family gets back to nature on organic farm

August 21, 2009 MARQUETTE — On Joe and Jennifer Wixtrom’s farm, everything has a use. more »»



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