Living Sustainably: Award-winning series celebrates local sustainability

By Michelle Gibbs, Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute Back by popular demand, the Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore series is offering another great line-up of educational events sharing how Holland is becoming a more sustainable community. The annual series began in the fall of 2014, and the planning team’s mission is to educate and empower citizens to live more […]

Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore Upcoming Events

The series is led by the Holland-Hope College Sustainability-Institute as part of their community education programming. The series follows the City of Holland’s Sustainability Framework for creating a more sustainable community for all. LSATL fall 2017 events (flyer) We offer FREE educational events which aim to educate and empower Holland area residents to live […]

Bike Holland Series – Event # 5 (Final Event of the Summer)

Monday, August 21 at 7:00pm – FREE RIDE Come celebrate the new bike lanes in Holland and show your support for alternative transportation at the Bike Holland ride series this summer. The ride will roll out from Centennial Park (250 Central Ave Holland) at 7PM and will last roughly 45 minutes at a very casual and social […]

Living Sustainably: Creative recycling can help Michigan catch up

By Ken Freestone, Rising from its Earth Day beginnings in the early 1970s, the message of “reduce, reuse and recycle” has been taught to millions through brochures, advertisements, T-shirts and countless other ways. We have come a long way from those days, but we still have much work to do, with plenty of opportunities to improve our recycling […]

What is you summer sand dune story? Hike, bike, surf, climb, and share!! 275,000 acres of AMAZING! What do these dunes mean to you? This online survey will provide vital information about how residents and visitors use and value our amazing freshwater coastal dunes for recreation, relaxation, scenic enjoyment, and more. Please take a few […]

July 2017 Sustainability News

July 31, 2017 – Living Sustainably: Rain, rain go away – the right way July 31, 2017 – Tesla’s Model 3 And The Transition To Sustainability July 31, 2017 – Five-acre dune fire south of Grand Haven caused by campfire July 31, 2017 – National Night Out coming to Holland July 30, 2017 – At Herrick: The eBook advantage for […]

Living Sustainably: Rain, rain go away – the right way

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Rain, rain go away – the right way By Kelly Goward, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council What happens to water when it rains? We’re glad you asked! Rain, or stormwater, that lands on trees, shrubs, flowers, and grass is slowed down and soaks into the soil (well, most of it). However, when rain falls on roof […]

Living Sustainably: Lessons from Washington for Local Efforts

Lessons from Washington for Local Efforts By Kyle Funk, Hope College Green Team Education is about taking in wisdom from different settings and applying it to communities you work for. While interning in Washington, D.C., for four months, I made some observations about how to work toward sustainability policies right here in Holland. First, learn civics. Learn about […]

June 2017 Sustainability News

June 30, 2017 – Greenwashing a ‘Very Serious Issue,’ Leads to Poor Decisions, Says CEO of GRI June 30, 2017 – Holland preparing for next phase of Civic Center work June 30, 2017 – Four options to vacation close to home June 30, 2017 – Holland Christian brings makers fun to Street Performers June 30, 2017 – Holland says goodbye […]

Living Sustainably: Eight Things to Know about Shopping at a Farmers Market

Eight Things to Know about Shopping at a Farmers Market By Lisa Uganski, Ottawa Food Thinking about a visit to the Holland Farmers Market? Here are eight things to know about why local farmers markets are much more than just places to purchase food! 1. Sustainability is the predominant theme at local farmers markets. Farmers engage […]