Living Sustainably: A Week’s Worth of Things to Do for Earth Day

Living Sustainabily:  A Week’s Worth of Things to Do for Earth Day By Abagail Jeavons and Michelle Gibbs Since the first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, Earth Day has become an international movement with events worldwide demonstrating support for environmental protection. “The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, …

Living Sustainably: Six things to know about the coziest garden in Holland

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Six things to know about the coziest garden in Holland By Savannah Weaver, Community Garden Director Hollanders know that Windmill Island Gardens is home to extensive spring tulip displays and America’s only working antique Dutch windmill. However, fewer may be aware that since 2016, we’ve been putting our own unique spin on the community garden – a …

March 2017 Sustainability News

In the News: March 31, 2017 – Kids send global warming postcards to Trump March 31, 2017 – What the cluck? Author discusses the basics to raising backyard chickens March 31, 2017 – Backyard chickens: Program allows residents to produce local food March 31, 2017 – Consumers Energy to provide LED lightbulbs through food banks  www.consumersenergy.com/lighting March 30, 2017 …

Living Sustainably: Earth Hour-Little Things CAN Change the World

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:   Earth Hour-Little Things CAN Change the World By Carolyn Ulstad, Holland Sustainability Committee When I first heard about Earth Hour happening in cities like Paris, Singapore, Dubai and New York, I couldn’t help but start dreaming up what it could be like to bring it here to Holland. For some background, Earth Hour started in 2007 …

February 2017 Sustainability News

February 27, 2017 – HOPE COLLEGE STUDENT’S RESEARCH ADDS FUEL TO FAST-FOOD DEBATE: Margaret Dickinson, spent two years at Hope testing hundreds of fast-food wrappers from several states in order to detect per- and polyfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS) in the packaging. Human-made with long environmental lifetimes, PFAS is toxic to humans and animals, and its bioaccumulation is troubling …

Living Sustainably: How Are We Creating a Sustainable Community?

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  How Are We Creating a Sustainable Community? By Brett Little and Michelle Gibbs Great things are happening in Holland, and we want you to join in! Many people are working hard to help Holland become a vibrant, world-class community, but for that to happen, it takes all of us working together and addressing all …

January 2017 Sustainability News

January 30, 2017 – Living Sustainably: We can see more stars in Holland January 30, 2017 – Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals January 30, 2017 – BP Advocates for Putting a Price on Carbon January 30, 2017 – How to Reduce Corporate Food Waste? There’s an Online Hub for That January 27, 2017 – Affordable …

Involving All of Us in So Many Ways

LIVING SUSTAINABLY: Involving All of Us in So Many Ways By Michelle Gibbs Director, Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute Welcome to the new Living Sustainably series! This weekly column is sponsored by the Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute as a way to keep our community informed and engaged in all of the great work in sustainability that …

November 2016 News

November 30, 2016 – New Bills Would Make Sustainability Bigger Part of Michigan Schools November 30, 2016 – First Sustainable Urban ‘Agrihood’ in U.S. to Launch in Detroit November 30, 2016 – Cities and States Lead on Climate Change November 29, 2016 – Muskegon County Commissioners Swear Off Bottled Water for Sustainability November 25, 2016 …