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Michigan Environmental Report

Fall 2017 / Winter 2018

Vol. 35 Issue 2

Mark Covington: Growing food and community on Georgia Street

Mark Covington is a humble man, whose quiet dedication to his northeast Detroit community has transformed the lives of young people and given residents renewed hope for their neighborhood’s recovery. When asked about his work, he is quick to flash a smile and tell you his accomplishments have all been “by mistake.”
View Article2017-09-21  •  Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 - Michigan Environmental Report

Matt Cullen: Reimagining the Motor City

The downtown Detroit of today stands in stark contrast to the Detroit of ten years ago; a new energy pulses through the city’s core, a feeling of possibility and hope for a better future. New residents and businesses are moving into formerly blighted buildings. The abandoned industrial sites along the riverfront are being replaced with parks and bicycle paths. A new streetcar is inspiring residents to rethink mobility in the Motor City.
View Article2017-09-22  •  Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 - Michigan Environmental Report

State Legislature gives the green light to E-Bikes

On Wednesday, October 11, the Senate Outdoor Recreation and Tourism committee approved legislation that creates a framework for the legal operation of electric-assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Michigan.
View Article2017-10-12  •  Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 - Michigan Environmental Report

We’re Talking Trash in Grand Rapids on Jan. 10

Did you know that Michigan has the lowest recycling rate in the Great Lakes region? That’s right, Ohio has us beat. But we have good news! We’ve been hard at work revamping Michigan’s solid waste law. If the current version is passed, it’ll boost recycling, composting and generate new green jobs. Join Michigan Environmental Council for “Talking Trash” -- the first in our new Michigan Distilled event series. Our resident recycling expert will share more about the bill, how it’ll affect West Michigan and what you can do to help it pass.
View Article2018-01-10  •  Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 - Michigan Environmental Report
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