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Eben’s Superior Central first green school in U.P.

December 26, 2008 EBEN JUNCTION — Solar cookers, wind turbines and recycling are much talked about topics at one Alger County school. more »»

Electric truck is homemade

November 28, 2008 DEERTON — When Sam Simonetta starts up his Chevy S10 truck, it is as quiet as a mouse. No fumes leave the exhaust pipe and no gasoline is circulated within the body. more »»

Expert: U.P. prime area for biomass production

November 21, 2008 MARQUETTE — Robert Froese, assistant professor of biometrics at Michigan Tech University, said the Upper Peninsula has great potential to harvest biomass from wood and use it as an energy source. more »»

Are chickens compatible with in-town life?

November 14, 2008 MARQUETTE — They have names, they get petted, they are loved, yet they are not considered pets. They are chickens — and in the city, they’re illegal. more »»

NMU’s DeVos Art Museum seeks color, co-habitation with environment

November 7, 2008 MARQUETTE — The DeVos Art Museum is looking for your old Autumn Ridge, Midnight Song or Ivory Towe. more »»

Digital meters save energy and money

October 31, 2008 MARQUETTE — Marquette Board of Light and Power customers will soon know exactly how much money they’re spending when running an air-conditioner, dishwasher or other electric appliances. more »»

Bagging Plastic

October 24, 2008 MARQUETTE — What began as a geography class discussion of world pollution at Marquette Alternative High School grew into a green forum that drew the notice of city and county officials. more »»

Power Co-op members get discounted audits

October 17, 2008 MARQUETTE — Some Upper Peninsula residents will be able to get a discounted energy audit to help make their houses more energy efficient and to save energy costs. more »»

Good Advice to live by

October 10, 2008 MARQUETTE — When Zach Bartel and Monica Lambert tested the energy used by a standard refrigerator, they discovered it was consuming 520 watts per hour. more »»

Environmentally friendly even after death

October 3, 2008 MARQUETTE — Imagine a grave site with a simple rock for a tombstone in an overgrown nature preserve filled with tall grasses, native wildflowers and hiking trails. more »»

Switching light bulbs saves money, environment

September 26, 2008 MARQUETTE — If every household in the United States would replace just one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, in a year, it would save energy to power 3 million homes, and it... more »»

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 »»



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