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Old sneakers find new life in recycle program

February 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — Members of Negaunee High School’s Key Club see something altogether different than most people when they look at a pair of old, worn-out athletic shoes. more »»

Electric car charging stations, bike racks highlight upgrade at Bluff Street facility

February 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — People parking their cars in the Bluff Street parking structure may have noticed a few changes this past week. more »»

Volunteers prepare native plants for national forest

February 10, 2012 MARQUETTE —Volunteers filled the Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse in Marquette one afternoon this week, seeding almost 15,000 plant cells. more »»

Native plant prep keeps workers focused on green

February 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — As winter slowly descends upon Marquette, the earthy smell of freshly uncovered soil can still be found in the Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse as volunteers begin work on growing an... more »»

Alger Energy Savers program reaches out to community

January 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Alger Energy Savers program wrapped up with one final award of $2,500 worth of Energy Star appliances to a Munising couple. more »»

County solid waste authority wants to do more of it

January 20, 2012 MARQUETTE —Residents of Marquette County may soon have yet another option when it comes to curbside waste disposal. Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Director Rick Aho gave a Jan. more »»

Ways to save energy sought in home energy assessments

December 23, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the holiday season reaches its peak, images of family gatherings around a warm fire, eggnog in hand, are called to mind. more »»

Powell students reuse nature for the holidays

December 16, 2011 MARQUETTE — The homes of children from the Powell Township School District are likely to be a little more festive today than in previous weeks. more »»

Foraging for dinner, naturally

December 9, 2011 MARQUETTE — Marquette residents Peter Bosma and Andrew Niemann have been called a lot of things: crazy liberal nutjobs, gun-toting conservative wackos, luddites, hippie. more »»

Elegant items fashioned from discarded copper

December 2, 2011 MARQUETTE — J R Scott gets inspiration for his art from nature and he gets his materials from scrap yards. more »»

Suspected meth lab blast injures Marquette man

December 2, 2011 GWINN — A Marquette man suffered severe burns as a result of a suspected methamphetamine lab explosion that occurred Thursday night. more »»

NMU doing away with paper paychecks

November 25, 2011 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University is continuing on its quest for a greener campus by going paper-free when it comes to paychecks. more »»

Thinking locally for Thanksgiving

November 18, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the holidays approach, area residents are hitting the grocery stores, stocking up on all their Thanksgiving need. more »»

Event to highlight ‘green’ efforts

November 11, 2011 MARQUETTE — Green living and beer drinking will come together tonight as one event in a series called “ForwardDrinking,” sponsored by the Michigan Environmental Council, in collaboration with... more »»

‘Green’ courtyard created

November 4, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the gardeners of Marquette put away their trowels and prepare their gardens for a long Upper Peninsula winter, the students of the Environmental Club at Marquette Senior High School... more »»

Greenhouse helps students connect with nature

October 28, 2011 ISHPEMING — Middle schoolers in Libby Nelson’s visual arts classes at the Aspen Ridge Middle School learn about art, of course, but this fall, they’ve also been spending some time outside, learning... more »»

Green tips for celebrating Halloween

October 21, 2011 MARQUETTE — From haunted houses to pumpkin carving to costume contests, there are almost too many activities to choose from while celebrating Halloween each fal. more »»

Battery recycling program set up

October 7, 2011 MARQUETTE — Batteries are easy to track down in a store and are a convenient way to power your electronic devices. But once they run out, they can be a bit trickier to dispose of. more »»

With view toward spring planting, Bell Hospital to host community garden

September 23, 2011 ISHPEMING — With the cooler temperatures and nighttime frost in Ishpeming, most gardeners might be thinking about their harvests and putting their gardens to rest for the winter. more »»

Mom-to-Mom sale: Event cuts waste by reselling, reusing baby items

September 16, 2011 MARQUETTE — Pregnancy, babies, toddlers — the beginning of a new life means a lot of changes and with those changes comes the need for a lot of new clothes and supplies for both mom and baby. more »»



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