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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 »»

Web site inspires physical activity

August 14, 2009 MARQUETTE — Summer has finally hit the Upper Peninsula, which is all the more reason to commute to work or school in a more eco-friendly way. more »»

‘Preserving’ the past for future generations

August 7, 2009 MARQUETTE — Deborah Moore is 61 years old, yet she looks about 20 years younger. The reason why she looks so youthful: eating healthy, home-grown foo. more »»

Local resident publishes essay in book on global warming

July 10, 2009 MARQUETTE — Lillian Heldreth of Marquette speaks passionately about the place where she grew up: Fayette County in the south central part of West Virginia. more »»

Recycling meets fashion

June 19, 2009 MARQUETTE — A dress made out of a tent? How about paper bags? Two Marquette women have made fashion part of their sustainable lifestyles by creating clothing from recycled materials and... more »»

Save energy and money this summer

June 12, 2009 MARQUETTE — Although the weather has not cooperated yet, summer should be here any minute. With hot and sunny days ahead, energy efficiency and energy savings opportunities will abound. more »»



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