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The U.P. Food Exchange - Growing Local Food Systems

 

The U.P. Food Exchange connects local food activity within each of the Upper Peninsula’s three distinct regions (eastern, central, and western), and coordinates local food efforts between the regions. Learn More>

Featured Resource

Western UP's Food & Farm Economy Study - Released November 2013

Read the Western Upper Peninsula Local Farm & Food Economy report, a regional food system assessment conducted by Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis. Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Read the report >

Upcoming Events

2014 U.P. Food Summits - Together at the Table

Dates:

November 4 in Sault Ste Marie
November 5
in Marquette
November 6
in Houghton

These summits are designed to connect anyone and everyone interested in local food in the U.P. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the local food movement and learn about the initiatives happening across the U.P.  This is a great opportunity to meet new folks and strengthen the network of people participating in local food activity in the Upper Peninsula. For more info >


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, November 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Jutila Center, Hancock

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 >


 
Green Lecture Series: Renewable Energy

Date: November 13 (tentative)
Time: 7-8:30pm
Place: G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU Forestry Building
Cost: Free, $3 suggested donation

Get the details of a new plan that would use a mix of renewables to power Houghton and Keweenaw counties. Presented by Rich VanderVeen, founder and president of Mackinaw Power. (invited)


 
Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

View food/farm events for western, central and eastern regions>

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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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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