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Rating Plates in Benzie

Blog Archive | September 8, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

I am not a meat and potatoes girl, but the chefs participating in the Green Plate challenge—a local food entre contest among four Frankfort-Elberta restaurants—are starting to change that....

Time to Push Candidates on Local Food

September 7, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Budding statewide movement deserves attention from lawmakers...

TCL&P’s Good First Step

Blog Archive | September 3, 2010 | By Brian Beauchamp

Traverse City Light and Power just took a step toward unleashing a powerful jobs and income machine: It installed a new “net metering” policy, allowing TCL&P’s customers to generate limited amounts of renewable energy and sell it back to the utility....

West Michigan Organizations Spur Good Food Transformation

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Community groups, advocates, schools pitch in to ‘go local’...

West Michigan Businesses, Governments Incorporate Good Food

August 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Leaders campaign to ‘go local,’ ‘go green,” and protect farmland...

West Michigan Good Food Spotlight:

August 19, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Updates from Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Holland...

Good Food Networks Bonding West Michigan

August 11, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

From neighborhoods to boardrooms, local food is building community’s economy...

'Fracking' Mixes Natural Gas, Water, and Money

August 9, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Northern Michigan test hints at deep reserves, potent controversy...

Hey, Locavores: Rate the Plate!

Blog Archive | August 3, 2010 | By Karly Wentzloff

Do you ever wish eating local could be easy? Well, for the next seven weeks in Frankfort and Elberta, it is not only easy, it’s spiced up with some friendly competition....

Benzie Citizens Moving Grand Vision

Blog Archive | August 2, 2010 | By Shauna Fite

More than 20 Benzie residents, community leaders, and local officials are now working together to further the goals of the regional, citizen-based Grand Vision planning process in Benzie County....

Good Coops Make Good Neighbors, Better Eggs

Blog Archive | July 27, 2010 | By Sharron and Paul May

What exactly is an Eggmobile? It’s essentially a chicken coop on wheels, and a great way to move our hens around to another fresh, un-pecked pasture every few days so that they have steady access to the foods they really like-grass and bugs....

Creating a Community Climate Action Plan

Blog Archive | July 23, 2010 | By Alicia Pettys

There is widespread consensus that real action must be taken now to decrease the impact we are having on our environment and combat climate change. To help guide the actions our community takes, SEEDS is launching a Climate Action Planning Survey....

Food Boosts Kalamazoo's North Side Development

July 23, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Grocery store anchors new activity, community garden...

TCL&P Hits Renewables Reset Button

July 20, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Biomass rejected, utility seeks public’s ideas for a clean-energy plan...

'Noise, Distraction, Fabrication' Mar Water Rights Debate

July 14, 2010 | By Glenn Puit

Experts rebut foes’ claim that ‘public trust’ means ‘state control’...

MSU Extension Grows a Stronger Kalamazoo

July 9, 2010 | By Patty Cantrell

Staff reconnects food, farming, and community building...

To Be a Star, Hire an Energy Czar

Blog Archive | July 6, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

So far, our answers to Traverse City Light & Power’s questions about our “20-20″ proposal have explained that saving a watt is the same as generating a watt and is much cheaper, so spending on efficiency makes way more sense than spending on new power pla...

Like Many in Lansing, Dillon Still Sees Coal as King

June 28, 2010 | By Jim Dulzo

But his gubernatorial campaign claims he’s a clean-energy leader...

Obama, Granholm Teamwork Revives Some State Factories

June 24, 2010 | By Keith Schneider

Push for efficient trucks, electric cars make Michigan a clean-car capital...

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