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Keweenaw Green Map

Transition Initiative

Green Spotlight

New Curbside Recycling Program for Houghton & Hancock

View and download the new recycling guidelines for Houghton and Hancock residents:

Effective August 2 (Houghton)
Effective September 12 (Hancock)

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

Keweenaw Natural History Seminar 2017

All talks are presented in the Carnegie Museum's (Houghton) barrier free, ground floor Community Room. Free Admission. Doors open at 6:30 for Social. Talk from 7:00 - 8:00.

Tuesday, February 7:
"What are the Threats to Trees in our Natural Future?"
Dr. Andrew Storer, Professor, School of Forest Resources & Environmental Science Michigan Tech

Tuesday, February 21:
"Lessons from the Hive"
Melissa Hronkin, Beekeeper, Algomah Acres Honey House & Meadery


 
2017 Green Film Series: January–May on the 3rd Thursday of the month

Shown once a month from January through May, the Green Film Series brings award-winning and informative documentaries to the Keweenaw community. Each showing is accompanied by a facilitator who will lead a discussion following the film. The films will be shown on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Hesterberg Hall in Michigan Tech's Forestry Building and will begin at 7:00 PM. All films are free of charge and open to the public, though donations are appreciated.

Jan 19 • Feb 16 • Mar 2 • Mar 23 • April 13 • May 18

View the flyer for details >

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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