Virtual Film Screening and Community Conversation: The Story of Plastic – October 27

Please join the Citizens Climate Lobby – Holland Area Chapter for a FREE virtual screening of The Story of Plastic. You can view the film anytime on your own between October 16-27. The Story of Plastic is also available to watch on the subscription DiscoveryGo streaming service, for rent on Amazon, on Apple TV, and […]

Living Sustainably: Energy-saving “silver linings” can be found during COVID crisis

By Ken Freestone, City of HollandHave you ever thought about working or studying from home? Yes? Now everybody has! Now that we all have been home way more than we expected, and we are entering heating season, what lessons about the health of our home, family, and energy efficiency have we learned? And what might […]

Michigan Campus Earth Day 50.5 – Virtual Conference – October 22

Michigan Campus Earth Day 50.5 – Virtual Conference Thursday, October 22 / 9 am to 5 pm  (come and go as your schedule allows) The Michigan Campus Sustainability Collective (MiCSC), a program focused on influencing and educating future generations on sustainability and elevating and promoting the use of sustainability on Michigan campuses is proud to […]

Living Sustainably: VOTE411.org is a one-stop website for non-partisan voter information

By Claudia Berry, League of Women Voters – Holland AreaAre you looking for unbiased information on candidates and proposals as you begin to fill out your absentee ballot or plan your vote for the Nov. 3 election? The League of Women Voters has the perfect website for you: VOTE411.org is an online voters’ guide which […]

Green Commute Week 2020

The annual Green Commute Week hosted by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to try out a greener commute option (and be entered into a drawing for prizes). We hope you’ll join our continuing efforts to create a more sustainable campus by participating in this year’s program. […]

Living Sustainably: Holland’s Energy-Saving Trees Program Adds 500 Plantings

By Anne Saliers, Holland Board of Public WorksHolland’s Energy-Saving Trees Program grew from 300 to 500 trees in this the second year of the program. A partnership of Holland Board of Public Works and the City of Holland, the program saw 500 trees planted recently by homeowners, bringing the two-year total to 800 trees.Developed by […]

Living Sustainably: Green Commute Week – Let’s Work Together to Build a Healthier Community

By Mara Gericke, Macatawa Area Coordinating CouncilGreen Commute Week is an annual event designed to promote awareness about green transportation options that benefit the environment, the budget, and both personal and community health.If you regularly participate in Green Commute Week, you may have noticed that spring came and went this year without mention of the […]

Living Sustainably: Put nature to work for more effective gardening

By Kelly Goward, Macatawa Area Coordinating CouncilThe urban environment is dominated by buildings, pavement, lawns, and other non-natural elements.We constantly struggle against nature to maintain our built environment, especially our lawns and gardens.This can include the use of fertilizers and pesticides that, if used improperly, can cause environmental harm. Our built landscapes can also be […]

Living Sustainably: Webinar to offer economists’ approach to environmental

By Regan Corum and Sarah Estelle, Hope CollegeEnvironmentalists and economists agree: Sustainability of natural resources is an important, timely issue. It’s worth our best efforts now to conserve and wisely utilize society’s scarce resources.This Labor Day, Hope College’s Markets & Morality program is hosting a virtual event on stewardship, environmental health, and markets featuring economist […]

Living Sustainably: Child’s words clarify career goal

By Mia Lindberg, Ready for SchoolThey say sometimes you just need to talk to a 4-year-old to understand life. For me, this could not be more true. I chose my career path of public health over lunch with a 4-year-old.My relationship with Ready for School began as a volunteer the summer before my senior year […]