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Changes to Waste Management Recycling Program effective July 6

Now accepting plastics #1-8! Due to increasing costs, effective July 6, use of the recycling facility will now cost $4/vehicle. The fee must be paid in the upper main office. Read more about the updated guidelines and fees.

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MTU Great Lakes Research Center Video Channel

Great Lakes Research Videos including seminars sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University.
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Upcoming Events

MSUE UP Smart Gardening Conference

Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: Carnegie Museum in Houghton
Cost: $40-60

What is Smart Gardening to the home gardener? Topics of smart soils, smart plants, smart lawns, and smart vegetables will be highlighted. For more information and registration>

Green Lecture Series: Energy Efficiency in Your Home—What can you do?

Date: Thurs, October 15
Time: 7-8:30
Place: MTU, G002 Forestry Building
Cost: Free

Presented by Yvonne Lewis, energy auditor/contractor with CLEAResult, Lansing.

Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET)—Energy Show

Date: October 17
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Dee Stadium in Houghton

Energy solutions for homes and businesses, solar installers, appliance recycling sign up, local success stories, refrigerator and LED replacement sign up, Pedal-a-Watt Bike, solar oven s'mores and more...

North Farm 2015 Workshop Schedule (April–October)

The North Farm, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, will offer a variety of topic-specific workshops and trainings focused on sustainable agriculture. These opportunities are open to the public and will be offered throughout the growing season at The North Farm and partnering farms. View workshop schedule >

Local Food Summit for Western Upper Peninsula

Date: Tues, November 3
Time: 6-8pm
Place: CLK School, Commons Room (Calumet)

This year, in place of a big regional food summit, there will be a relaxed, informal 2-hour meeting. Agenda items include:
  1. Identify needs, issues, opportunities, partners, projects for 2016.
  2. Brainstorm for a big summit in 2016 with a nationally known speaker and a variety of workshops.

For more info contact: info@upfoodexchange.com or call 906.225.0671 x711

Green Tip

Through SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company’s Efficiency UNITED Program, customers are eligible for rebates and benefits to help save for a strong Michigan. Learn about programs, products and rebates available to you as a SEMCO customer, in addition to finding valuable resources and information. Whether you need help finding a contractor or need a rebate application. Learn more>


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U.P. Green - Recycling Services from Calumet to Marquette

U.P. GREEN performs environmentally friendly recycling of computers, monitors, terminals, printed circuit boards, telephone equipment, TV’s, VCR’s and communications systems. All items from the de-manufacturing process are recycled. Offering pick-up services from Marquette to Calumet! Whether you have 10 pieces or 10,000 pieces. Commercial services are available for businesses.

Call for more info, quote and to schedule a pick-up: (906)201-0173 or 1(888)322-1030. More>

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