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 …

Holland Board of Public Works 2017 Annual Report

“In this 2017 Year in Review, we’ve explored the idea that Holland is a community like no other, and part of what makes us unique is the quality and innovation delivered through our utility services.” – Dave Koster, HBPW General Manager. Read this full letter in this year’s annual report. http://annualreports.hollandbpw.com/annualreport2017/

November 2017 Sustainability News

November 2017 Sustainability News November 30, 2017 – Betsy DeVos approves Michigan’s federal school accountability plan November 30, 2017 – Plan for Parkside Marina redevelopment presented in full, faces opposition November 30, 2017 – Holland e-commerce business busy this Cyber Monday November 29, 2017 – Jeff Goodell’s ‘engaging, often terrifying’ book November 29, 2017 – 4 great gifts for your green-living …

Living Sustainably: ‘Energy literacy’ is key for Holland’s future

By Peter Boogaart, City of Holland The City of Holland has put down a marker. It’s well out there into the future – 40 years in the future. Our intention is to become a world-class, energy efficient city. That’s an exciting, big goal, and it should fire your imagination. But, it’s equally important to see that the goal …

Living Sustainably: Heat hints and free LED lights make holidays greener

By Deena Roberson, Holland Board of Public Works With the holiday season upon us, the cool weather and impending snowfall will drive up our energy bills. The largest energy expense in the winter comes from the furnace and the energy needed to heat your home. Check out the tips below to see how you can combat the winter …

October 2017 Sustainability News

October 2017 Sustainability News October 31, 2017 – Letter: Opposition growing to Saugatuck development October 31, 2017 – Holland High launches student engineering pathway October 30, 2017 – Living Sustainably:  Healthy food sustains healthy living October 30, 2017 – Community Action House offers Thanksgiving baskets, seeks holiday donations October 30, 2017 – Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it …

Holland Energy Fund Wins Governor’s Energy Excellence Innovator of the Year Award

Media Contact: Ashley Kimble, Holland Board of Public Works (616) 355-1576 http://hollandenergyfund.com/ October 20, 2017, Holland, MI – Holland Energy Fund, a nonprofit corporation that supports Holland’s long-range Community Energy Plan, was recognized as “Innovator of the Year” at the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards (GEEA) for its energy waste reduction achievements. Holland Energy Fund was one of eight …

Living Sustainably: Three Holland projects are finalists for state energy awards

By Anne Saliers, Holland Board of Public Works Holland’s leadership in energy efficiency could produce three winners in the Third Annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards that recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken firm, meaningful actions to improve energy efficiency. Sandra Keirnan is a finalist for Best Residential Project. She had already begun renovating her 1891 home …

September 2017 Sustainability News

September 2017 Sustainability News September 29, 2017 – Part II: Armed with Science, Backed by Law, They are the Voices of the Water September 29, 2017 – Letter: Elementary conclusions on climate change September 28, 2017 – Local farmers say apples survived recent heat September 28, 2017 – Local Favorites: Ah, the crunch of a fresh Michigan apple September …