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 […]

Living Sustainably: LED Technology Offers Bright Ideas for Saving Money

By Barry Rutherford, Holland Board of Public Works Like many small business owners, Joe Langejans, owner of Maplewood Auto at 242 East 26th St. in Holland, has to make every dollar count to stay in business. So, when he was approached by a salesman talking about new LED lights and how much money he could save, Langejans said […]

August 2017 Sustainability News

August 2017 Sustainability News August 31, 2017 – 7 Ways to Have a Great Green Labor Day Party August 31, 2017 – 4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries August 31, 2017 – SpartanNash expands Double Up program August 31, 2017 – Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common August 31, 2017 – Local Favorites: This salad takes advantage […]

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.  https://hollandsustainabilityreport.org/ 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 […]

A Brighter Tomorrow: Hope College Students’ Actions and Attitudes About Sustainability

Research Project – A Brighter Tomorrow: Hope College Students’ Actions and Attitudes About Sustainability By: Cindy Alexander and Dr. Stephen C. Scogin Historically, colleges struggle reducing energy consumption, due in part to a lack of student fiscal accountability. Nonetheless, Hope College is committed to building a sustainable institution, and thus seeks to reduce energy consumption and promote […]

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: Standards help make spaces more healthy

Living Sustainably: Standards help make spaces more healthy By Morna Hallsaxton, EcoCreative Design When designing a building, most architects consider the functions of the building to determine the building structure and materials. However, the WELL Building Standard rating system v1.0, launched in 2014, has increased the consideration of human health in design and construction strategies. Seven years of […]

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 […]