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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 >

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

Book Signing & Presentation: Heidegger and the Environment

Date: Tues, February 9
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Finlandia University, St. Matthew Chapel
Cost: Free and open to the public

Dr. Casey Rentmeester will present on his recent book, Heidegger and the Environment. Attendees can sign up for a free copy of the book! Dr. Rentmeester will sign copies of the book for those interested after the presentation. More >


 
Green Film Series—Feeding Frenzy: The Food Industry, Marketing & Creation of a Health Crisis

 

Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 7–8:30pm
Place: MTU, G002 Hesterberg Hall (Forestry Building)
Cost: Free (suggested donation $3)

Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents ?? and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity?related health problems. Frenzy examines the impact of the processed food industry and outmoded government policies. (63 min.) Enjoy coffee, dessert, and facilitated discussion.

View the Green Film Series flyer>

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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NeighborGoods - Copper Country Group

Save money, live more sustainably and strengthen your local community by sharing goods and skills with your neighbors. Join the new Copper Country NeighborGoods Group. Website >

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