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Houghton County Cardboard Recycling Center Opens!

FREE for residential users (commercial users must check with the office for rates). Located at the Houghton County Solid Waste Transfer Station in Atlantic Mine. The cardboard products you recycle will be sold to industries that use recycled cardboard to manufacture new products. The money from the sale of the cardboard will be used for operating costs at the Houghton County Recycling Center.

Download the flyer for more info and recycling guidelines >

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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

Copper Country Recycling Initiative — Earth Day Exhibit Reception and Presentation

Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 5:30–7pm (Presentation 6–6:30pm)
Place: Carnegie Museum, Houghton

Come learn about local efforts to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle and how you can help. Exhibit open April 19th.


 
Houghton Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) Fundraiser Event

Date: Saturday, May 7
Time: 8:30pm
Place: Orpheum Theater in Hancock

A superb evening of music to support HEET, the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team! Garden City Hot Club with Steve Jones, Bob Hiltunen and the fellas will be bringing the Gypsy Jazz and American Songbook classics, plus Matt Langlais and Emma Hitch-Bradley will be treating us to a set of modern folk music.

The show starts at 8:30 and admission is by ten dollar donation. All proceeds will be going toward winterizing Houghton County homes to save energy!

 
Farming Far North: On-Farm Short Courses at North Farm

JUNE 26: Small Farm Systems, 1-6pm
AUGUST 28: Whole Farm Health, 1-6pm
OCTOBER 9: Seed Saving, 1-6pm

Extension short courses are scheduled at the North Farm to support Upper Peninsula citizens’ use of season extension technologies to produce food both for themselves and for the local markets. For more info >


 
Together at the Farm: UP Local Food Conference

Date: Saturday, July 30
Place: UP Research and Extension Center, Chatham

Save the Date! Watch the Upper Peninsula Food Exchange website for more details to come.

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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