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Bikes, Busses, Carpools—Oh My!

Blog Archive | June 23, 2010 | By Hannah Clark

The 16th annual Traverse City Smart Commute Week is now over, and what a week it was!...

Michigan Moving on ‘Complete Streets’

Blog Archive | June 14, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

This week a state House committee will review two bills aimed at supporting “Complete Streets” initiatives across Michigan....

Wes Jackson: The Complete State Theatre Video

Blog Archive | June 11, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Wes Jackson is a nationally renowned pioneer in American agriculture. That is why we recently presented Mr. Jacksons at the State Theater, in Traverse City, and why his appearance attracted approximately 350 very interested people....

My Smart Commute Smorgasbord

Blog Archive | June 11, 2010 | By Jane Kowieski

My eyes were opened to how easy and enjoyable it is to bike, carpool, or catch a bus to work....

Moving Beyond Coal, from Kentucky to Michigan

Blog Archive | June 9, 2010 | By Janice Benson

During that time, I was immersed in the glories, the sorrows, and the constant that is coal. ...

Lansing Considers A Break for “Hand Made” Foods

Blog Archive | June 7, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

When the Michigan Municipal League announced the winners of its “Let’s Save Michigan” poster contest, it’s not surprising that many, including four of the top six, included green economy images, like farm fields and wind towers. ...

So Many Reasons to Try Transit

Blog Archive | June 3, 2010 | By Hannah Clark

That is why next Monday through Friday, June 7 to 11, is Smart Commute Week. It’s dedicated to reminding commuters that it’s not only possible to ditch your single occupancy vehicle, but it also can be fun, easy, and convenient....

Please, Help Us Save the Wild U.P., Now!

Blog Archive | June 2, 2010 | By May Erlewine

I want to tell you about a place called the Yellow Dog Plains, way up north in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Its waters are pure and true and they run into the Great Lake, mother Superior....

New Study: Local Food Means Lots of Michigan Jobs

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

What if Michigan farms supplied all of the fruits and vegetables that Michiganders eat during the growing season?...

Congress: Don’t Be Tardy on Farm to School

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Betti Wiggins, operations manager for food service in Detroit Public Schools, is determined to serve more Michigan-grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the 52,000 kids she feeds at lunchtime each day....

Work Harder, Stay Poor

Blog Archive | June 1, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Ms. Beegle is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on poverty, and she was in Traverse City last month to speak about the issue....

Rogers City Coal: Malfeasance?

Blog Archive | May 26, 2010 | By Tom Karas

Air permit denied! I had long thought that when I finally read those words I would be filled with happiness and joy. The reality was that I cried. And then I got really angry. ...

Coal Plant Killed, What’s Next for Rogers City?

Blog Archive | May 26, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

Those first and last points won the day with the state, which determined that Wolverine has other, cheaper, cleaner options for obtaining power, and that the plant would increase the cost of its customers’ electricity by close to 60 percent....

Zoning Gone, Benzie Planners Rethink Mission

Blog Archive | May 26, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

After the county board of commissioners rescinded Benzie’s zoning ordinance last month and eliminated the county planning department, the planning commissioners were left wondering what was left for them to do. Well, they just took a big step toward figuring that out....

Choose Organic, for the Health of It

Blog Archive | May 24, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

That means going organic, buying at farmers’ markets (if your favorite farmer is not certified organic, ask what kind of pesticides are used) and washing fruits and vegetables thoroughly before consuming them....

Grand Vision: Time to Bring It Home

Blog Archive | May 19, 2010 | By Jim MacInnes

I’m excited because I am a big fan of the Grand Vision and believe that a healthy region, like a healthy business, needs a game plan for what it wants to be....

Learn the Business of Community Wind

Blog Archive | May 13, 2010 | By Tom Karas

My understanding of how best to grow renewable energy in Michigan-and across the country-keeps me climbing up some pretty steep learning curves....

Granholm: Stimulus Helping Michigan Housing Crisis

Blog Archive | May 7, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

When I caught up with Governor Jennifer Granholm at last week’s 12th Annual Michigan Conference on Affordable Housing, in Lansing, she was determined to tell me just how strong an ally Michigan has in President Barack Obama, particularly when it comes to the complex issues of affordable housing and economic stabilization....

Decoupling for Fun and Profit

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

The cheapest way for Traverse City Light & Power to meet much of its customers’ future demands for electricity is, as I wrote last time, to flat-out buy them things that significantly reduce their demand for electricity....

McCain, Roberts, and Chambliss: Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong

Blog Archive | May 3, 2010 | By Diane Conners

I just spent five days in Phoenix, Ariz., with 650 farmers, researchers, health professionals, young people, and community advocates from across the country who are working on new markets for farms, economic development for communities, and healthy diets for children-based largely on buying, selling, and eating locally grown foods....

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