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Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 2

February 22, 2010

In Kobe - Homemade Blueberry Jam...


Our Voices - International CSA Symposium 1

February 17, 2010

Just Say No...

Buying Time for Benzie Zoning

Blog Archive | February 15, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

It’s been a busy and uncertain six months for local officials in Benzie County. Cuts in revenue continue, forcing officials to make tough decisions on funding priorities....

BATA and the Brussels Sprouts

Blog Archive | February 10, 2010 | By Jim Lively

So he commissioned a survey to “find people that don’t currently ride the bus and ask them what it would take to get them to use our services.”
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Roger City’s Coal Ash Dump Hearing

Blog Archive | February 9, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Last month’s state hearing for a coal ash landfill that would house millions of tons of toxic coal ash near Lake Huron attracted more than 100 people to the Rogers City High School gymnasium....

A Thousand No’s on Forest Sale

Blog Archive | February 8, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Citizens in Iosco and surrounding counties recently sent more than one thousand signatures to Gov. Jennifer Granholm opposing the attempted forced sale of 475 acres of state forest to a golf course developer....

Peddling a Path to TC’s Future

Blog Archive | February 4, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

Last week, the Traverse City City Commission hosted a panel of top community leaders for a program called “TC Tomorrow.”...

Truly Clean and Green

Blog Archive | February 2, 2010 | By Jim Sluyter

Here’s a question for those who want to cut their carbon footprint: What is the better wine choice-a bottle of French Bordeaux, or something from the Napa Valley?...

State Gives Nod to Sulfide Mine

Blog Archive | January 28, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Opponents of a proposed sulfide mine in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula have suffered another setback as the state continues to push the controversial project regardless of the dangers it presents to Michigan rivers....

Gardens Fed by Community

Blog Archive | January 26, 2010 | By Diane Conners

Now, the words “community” and “garden” are transforming lives across the country, and a special event in Traverse City on Sunday, Jan. 31 highlights “The Promise of Gardens: How Gardens Build Community, Feed Us All and Reconnect Us to Nature,” featuring award-winning author Eric Toensmeier....

I’m Out of the Car-Commuter Game

Blog Archive | January 22, 2010 | By Jim Lively

It’s official: I parked my dilapidated Honda Civic for the last time last May....

Benzie Makes Room for Wind

Blog Archive | January 13, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

The State of Michigan likes Benzie, too, albeit for different nature-based reason: The county is one of the best places in the state for developing wind power....

Copenhagen Closeups: As Dust Settles, Now What?

Blog Archive | December 21, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

The accord that many world leaders finally embraced here in the wee early hours last Saturday morning, following a marathon of late-night meetings, negotiations, and political wrangling, amounts to nothing more than a handshake agreement to “keep trying” to reduce carbon emissions around the world....

Copenhagen Closeups: Obama Speech Disappoints Many

Blog Archive | December 18, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

For weeks there was a sense of hope that President Barack Obama’s visit to Copenhagen on the last day of climate negotiations would bring with it enough financial backing, political will, and international fanfare to strike a binding deal that matches up with the known science of global warming....

Copenhagen Closeups: Tiny Islands Stand Up to Big Powers

Blog Archive | December 17, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

One of the most inspiring developments this week is the way the small, underdeveloped island nations now stand up for themselves in the global climate talks. ...

Looking to Cities for Salvation

Blog Archive | December 16, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

The adage, “think globally, act locally” comes to mind, especially as negotiations reach a grinding halt and conference-goers are left looking for ways to start taking the climate challenge into their own hands....

Copenhagen Closeups: Looking to Cities for Salvation

Blog Archive | December 16, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

The adage, “think globally, act locally” comes to mind, especially as negotiations reach a grinding halt and conference-goers are left looking for ways to start taking the climate challenge into their own hands.
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Copenhagen Closeups: 1,000’s Excluded from ‘Bella of the Beast’

Blog Archive | December 15, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

Massive lines and huge crowds surrounded the Bella Center this morning, and even for those who braved the cold in order to get inside, many were turned away at the door....

Copenhagen Closeups: The Crowd Grows, Hope Dims, A Nation Fights for Life

Blog Archive | December 14, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

It’s week two of the climate talks here at the COP 15 and the intensity is on the rise. ...

Copenhagen Closeups: 100,000 take to the Streets

Blog Archive | December 14, 2009 | By Brian Beauchamp

More than 100,000 people took place in yesterday’s massive demonstration and march from downtown Copenhagen’s Parliament Square to the Bella Center on the outskirts of town....

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