Living Sustainably: Summer is time to spur kids’ natural curiosity

By Susan Ipri Brown, Hope College – Center for Exploratory Learning “Nature is our kindest friend,” said the famous British scientist Michael Faraday. Place-based environmental learning is a powerful tool for improving students’ knowledge of the world around them and sustaining their natural curiosity. Summer is the perfect time to put this natural curiosity into play as families […]

May 2018 Sustainability News

May 2018 Sustainability News May 31, 2018 – Avoiding meat and dairy is ‘single biggest way’ to reduce your impact on Earth May 31, 2018 – Group challenges Nestle’s water permit from Michigan May 30, 2018 – Exhibit provides a look at ‘Industrial Nature’ May 30, 2018 – Lower temps at a lower price: How to improve the energy-efficiency […]

April 2018 Sustainability News

April 2018 Sustainability News April 30, 2018 – Sustainability at the 2018 Tulip Time Festival April 30, 2018 – Living Sustainably:  Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance’s Summit on Race and Inclusion April 30, 2018 – Department of Energy Announces $19 Million for Advanced Battery and Electrification Research to Enable Extreme Fast Charging April 30, 2018 – 2018 Michigan […]

Repost: Science, Sustainability, and a Bahamian Town Dump

SCIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY AND A BAHAMIAN TOWN DUMP Ah, spring break in the Bahamas. Sun. Sand. Palm trees. Snorkeling in coral reefs. Exploring limestone formations. Visiting the town dump. What? Wait. The town dump? Yes, Deep Creek Town Dump to be precise. For more than 20 years, Dr. Brian Bodenbender has had a penchant for teaching and researching coastal geology in the Bahamas, […]

March 2018 Sustainability News

March 2018 Sustainability News March 31, 2018 – DOWNLOAD YOUR DIGITAL GUIDE TO WILDFLOWERS IN WEST MICHIGAN! March 31, 2018 – Resource from the MSU Extension.  How to plan your garden tip sheet. March 30, 2018 – Big in Sweden: Picking up trash + jogging = ‘plogging’ March 30, 2018 – A break for spring: Week is full […]

Living Sustainably: How to “green” your yard’s warm weather routine

By Carolyn Ulstad, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council The days are getting warmer, the sun is setting later, and the tulips are starting to emerge from their long, cold sleep. Springtime is right around the corner, and I really couldn’t be any more ready for it. What I’m going to say next will sound utterly crazy to most […]

February 2018 Sustainability News

February 2018 February 28, 2018 – A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items – and no plastic February 28, 2018 – Hope College to host lecture on climate change psychology February 27, 2018 – Some Christians are cutting carbon for Lent:  Instead of giving up luxuries, they’re reducing pollution. February 27, 2018 – How […]

January 2018 Sustainability News

January 2018 News January 31, 2018 – Affordable Tech Marvels Dominate Greenest Vehicles List January 31, 2018 – AT&T and Verizon Pressured to Match T-Mobile’s 100% Renewable Energy Pledge January 31, 2018 – Why bike share makes sense as a library resource January 31, 2018 – White House to ask for 72 percent cut in renewable energy programs: report […]

Living Sustainably: Group launches spring sustainability series

By Michelle Gibbs, Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute Do you want to learn more about what is happening in the community?  The spring 2018 Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore series has announced another great line-up, full of educational events sharing how Holland is becoming a more sustainable community. The series will continue to share information about work as it […]

December 2017 Sustainability News

December 2017 News December 31, 2017 – Living Sustainably: Understanding funding for a stronger community December 31, 2017 – Add Shoe Year’s hikes to your resolutions December 30, 2017 – Obama’s ‘pollution-free society’ is needed to combat climate change December 30, 2017 – Projects to look out for from Ottawa County Parks and Rec. in 2018 December 29, 2017 […]