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Solarize Houghton: Bringing Solar to You

Solarize Houghton is an initiative by Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) and the County of Houghton to make going solar simple, affordable and hassle-free for the residents of Houghton. Learn how it works >

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

Wetland Plant Identification Workshop – Keweenaw Peninsula

WHERE: near Eagle Harbor

WHEN: Saturday, August 23 and Sunday, August 24, 2014, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day

INSTRUCTOR: Botanist Janet Marr has taught various Gratiot Lake Conservancy-sponsored workshops focusing on spring botany (May) and aquatic plants (August) in addition to this wetland workshop (August); she also has taught many botany workshops on Isle Royale (June) sponsored by the Isle Royale & Keweenaw Parks Association

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Public feedback wanted on MDARD Rural Development Strategy by August 30

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is gathering feedback from regions across the state to align their final document on Rural Development Strategy with regional initiatives. Send your comments to Donna LaCourt (lacourtd2@michigan.gov ) or call (1-517-614-5518) by August 30th.


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, October 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Houghton, MI

Greening resources for businesses, people and U.P. communities! Interactive demonstrations and presentations on: Off-grid products, solar, wind, lighting, recycling, and so much more! Get involved: info@UPGreenRecycling.com or call (888) 322-1030.

For more info and registration >


 
Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

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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.

Funded and Supported by Finlandia University

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Weather Tight Home Energy Services LLC

Reducing Carbon Footprints One House at a Time.

H.E.R.S. Ratings (Certified)
Energy Star Verification
Energy Efficient Home Modeling and Consulting
Indoor Air Quality Consulting
Energy Mortgage Facilitation
Electric Energy Use Consulting
Blower Door Testing
Duct Pressure Testing
Infrared Thermal Imaging

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