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‘Green aviation’ possible at Sawyer International

August 13, 2010 SAWYER — Sawyer International Airport is, obviously, the place to go in Marquette County to catch a plane to leave the area and go somewhere else. more »»

Hoop house organizers work to transform sand into soil

July 30, 2010 MARQUETTE — A hoop house is basically a series of plastic or metal arches covered in plastic, designed to maintain a higher temperature around a garden plot to extend the growing season. more »»

Upcycling meets high fashion

July 23, 2010 MARQUETTE — What happens when your favorite pair of jeans wears out? Or when your umbrella breaks? What about your family’s old camping tent? If you know how to “upcycle,” those items ca... more »»

Area Brownies learn gardening, are ‘growing’ a green thumb

July 16, 2010 MARQUETTE — Many people in Marquette County are learning about their food and how it grows by creating their own garden. more »»

Local food, local riding

July 9, 2010 MARQUETTE — Locally-grown food means what we eat doesn’t have to be transported thousands of miles, consuming fossil fuels to get to our plates. more »»

Clean baby, clean products

July 2, 2010 ISHPEMING — A clean baby is a happy baby, and when that clean comes from products containing recognizable ingredients, mom can be happy, too. That’s the philosophy behind Clean Baby U.. more »»

A green RV?

June 25, 2010 ISHPEMING — An RV — with its thousands of pounds of camping and travel convenience — may not strike most people as being environmentally friendly. more »»

Superior Watershed Partnership offers funding for area cleanups

June 18, 2010 MARQUETTE — The Superior Watershed Partnership is hoping to encourage community groups to get out and clean up area beaches, streams and rivers. more »»

Powell Township district joins green schools

June 11, 2010 BIG BAY — Another school in Marquette County has become an official Michigan Green Schoo. more »»

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 »»



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