March 2017 Sustainability News

In the News: March 31, 2017 – Kids send global warming postcards to Trump March 31, 2017 – What the cluck? Author discusses the basics to raising backyard chickens March 31, 2017 – Backyard chickens: Program allows residents to produce local food March 31, 2017 – Consumers Energy to provide LED lightbulbs through food banks  www.consumersenergy.com/lighting March 30, 2017 […]

Living Sustainably: Five Good Reasons to Borrow a Home Energy Monitoring Kit

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Five Good Reasons to Borrow a Home Energy Monitoring Kit By Ashley Kimble, Holland Board of Public Works Do you know how much the electricity is costing you for that second refrigerator in the basement that you use once a year for the Thanksgiving turkey? Or the hidden cost of the incandescent lightbulb you can’t seem to part with just because it […]

Living Sustainably: Earth Hour-Little Things CAN Change the World

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:   Earth Hour-Little Things CAN Change the World By Carolyn Ulstad, Holland Sustainability Committee When I first heard about Earth Hour happening in cities like Paris, Singapore, Dubai and New York, I couldn’t help but start dreaming up what it could be like to bring it here to Holland. For some background, Earth Hour started in 2007 […]

February 2017 Sustainability News

February 27, 2017 – HOPE COLLEGE STUDENT’S RESEARCH ADDS FUEL TO FAST-FOOD DEBATE: Margaret Dickinson, spent two years at Hope testing hundreds of fast-food wrappers from several states in order to detect per- and polyfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS) in the packaging. Human-made with long environmental lifetimes, PFAS is toxic to humans and animals, and its bioaccumulation is troubling […]

Living Sustainably: How Are We Creating a Sustainable Community?

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  How Are We Creating a Sustainable Community? By Brett Little and Michelle Gibbs Great things are happening in Holland, and we want you to join in! Many people are working hard to help Holland become a vibrant, world-class community, but for that to happen, it takes all of us working together and addressing all […]

January 2017 Sustainability News

January 30, 2017 – Living Sustainably: We can see more stars in Holland January 30, 2017 – Why 98% of Companies Do Not Achieve Their Sustainability Goals January 30, 2017 – BP Advocates for Putting a Price on Carbon January 30, 2017 – How to Reduce Corporate Food Waste? There’s an Online Hub for That January 27, 2017 – Affordable […]

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 […]