Living Sustainably: Pop Quiz: Do You Know Your Home Place? – AND FULL ANSWERS

LIVING SUSTAINABLY Pop Quiz: Do You Know Your Home Place? By Steve Bouma-Prediger How well do you know your place – your geophysical place, your neighborhood, your home? If we don’t know our home place well, then we won’t know how to responsibly care for it. Or, lacking the love born of knowledge, we might not […]

Living Sustainably: Know your Landscape for Environmental Engagement

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Know your Landscape for Environmental Engagement By Ken Freestone, GreenMichigan.org Did you know that there are more than 33 different environmental projects currently underway in the greater West Michigan region? And did you know there are more than 65 groups working on solid waste, green infrastructure, water, energy, dunes/land, food waste, environmental economics and more? Just […]

Living Sustainably: Working on Lake Mac’s Reputation

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Working on Lake Mac’s Reputation By Dan Callam, Macatawa Greenway Manager Just how healthy – or unhealthy – is Lake Macatawa?  Does it deserve its murky reputation? Grand Valley State University’s Annis Water Resources Institute has produced its annual monitoring dashboard for Lake Macatawa. The report summarizes sampling on Lake Macatawa during 2016.  The […]

We Can See More Stars in Holland

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  We Can See More Stars in Holland By Paul Lilly and Michelle Gibbs Living Sustainably Committee “Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky….” Our fascination with the night sky starts at a young age, and many of us […]

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 […]