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HEET Energy Literacy Campaign Video Series

A series of five video interviews about the U.P.'s energy situation from the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team discussing our region's renewable assets and options.

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Featured Resource

Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw

The Michigan Nature Association guidebook titled Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw describes twenty-two sanctuaries & preserves in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. Designed to increase awareness of local land conservation efforts in the Keweenaw; and the special habitats, unique features, and interesting plant and animal species.  More info>

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Film & Discussion: Death by Design

Date: Monday, April 30
Time: 6:30–8pm
Place: Portage Lake Dist. Library
Cost: Free

"We love and live on smartphones, tablets and laptops. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone. But this revolution has a dark side. From factories in China, to high tech Silicon Valley, the film tells of environmental degradation, health tragedies, and the fast approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability." Film (73 mins) followed by discussion. Discussion facilitated by Chaitanya Ganesh Bhat, PhD candidate, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering. Find out about E-Waste Recycling in Houghton County. Recycler of the Year Award to be presented.


 
E-waste recycling returning to the Keweenaw

Date: May 4–5 (Fri–Sat)

State-Certified, secure, electronic recycling is returning to the Keweenaw. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative (CCRI), in partnership with MTU, Goodwill Industries, and the Cities of Hancock and Houghton has recently received funding from the Michigan DEQ for electronic waste recycling. Spring and fall collection events are planned for 2018, in addition to the development of permanent collection sites in the area. Looking for volunteers to help make the first collection event a success. There are a variety of tasks. If you can volunteer a  couple of hours, please email cekstrom3@gmail.com.


 
2018 Green Film Series: Issues & Dialogue

Dates: January–May, 3rd Thursday of the month*
Time: 7–8:30pm
Place: G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU Forestry Bldg.*
Cost: Free, $3 suggested donation

*except March 23

The 8th annual Green Film Series. Enjoy coffee, dessert and facilitated discussion. See the film and facilitators list here >


 
Renewable Energy Group — Monthly Meet Up

When: Last Wednesday of the Month
Time: 7:30pm
Place: SKRC (Suite 316), Jutila Center in Hancock

An informal monthly meet up of folks interested in and experienced with renewable energy systems for the UP.

See event flyer for more details>

Green Tip

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Michigan utility customers may be eligible for a free furnace or boiler tune-up through a statewide energy efficiency program. Tune-ups ensure heating systems are running cleanly and efficiently, saving residents money and eliminating health and safety risks.

Blue Terra Energy is conducting the free tune-ups, normally priced at $100, for natural gas utility customers in the western Upper Peninsula. Residents must be Semco Energy Gas Company customers to qualify. Customers can call (906) 487-5342 to schedule.

The free furnace and boiler tune-ups are funded by revenue collected from a small surcharge Michigan utility customers currently pay on their monthly bills. In addition to a free tune-up, customers may also be eligible to receive a new programmable thermostat and/or new carbon monoxide detector, free of charge.

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Habitat for Humanity Restore in Calumet!

Located on Pine Street in Calumet.
Visit their website for a list of accepted goods.

• Open to the public   • Donations welcome

Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

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