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Michigan Environmental Report

January 2012 Online

Vol. 3 Issue 1

Crystal Mountain’s investments in sustainability make good business sense

Obsessed with a wily gopher, golf course groundskeeper Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) creates his own experimental mix of explosives to blast the critter to kingdom come in the finale of the movie classic “Caddyshack.” At Crystal Mountain Resort and Spa, Golf Course Superintendent Chad Corp also experiments with the unconventional. His goals are much different.
View Article2012-01-30  •  January 2012 Online - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: clean energy, energy efficiency

Great Lakes chief Patty Birkholz: Wind energy can be part of a healthy energy mix for Michigan’s future

Patty Birkholz, director of Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes, talked wind energy recently with MEC member group Michigan Land Use Institute (MLUI). While she wouldn’t speculate about when – or how vigorously – Gov. Rick Snyder might take up the issue of offshore wind turbines, she did say the administration supports wind energy. 
View Article2012-01-31  •  January 2012 Online - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: renewable energy, wind power

Ski resorts across Michigan embrace energy-saving practices

Crystal Mountain isn’t alone. Ski resorts throughout Michigan are implementing sustainable systems and practices.
View Article2012-01-29  •  January 2012 Online - Michigan Environmental Report
RELATED TOPICS: energy efficiency
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