Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture

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A friendly guy, we soon […] Imlay City, Michigan: Mulefoot Gastropub redefines the food culture is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Imlay City Michigan North America The Americas United States best Michigan restaurant fine dining in the Thumb Mulefoot Gastropub organic restaurant Imlay City

NW Michigan: greening up Grand Traverse Resort

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Before Hemingway became obsessed with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing, Michigan’s Little Traverse Bay region inspired his youthful imagination. T hings have gotten better for some Native Americans in northwestern Michigan. In 2008 the resort was certified as a “leader&# by Green Lodging Michigan , a state organization that encourages environmental stewardship in the hospitality industry. Lake Michigan: summer bliss in northwestern Michigan.

Say, What? Michigan Legislators Insist that Burning Tires is 'Clean, Renewable Energy'

Green (Living) Review

Michigan politicians make a mockery of environmental standards. The Michigan state legislature is playing loose with its environmental definitions, passing a bill on Thursday that qualifies the burning of solid waste as "renewable energy." " And according to the Michigan news site, , this includes the burning of tires. burning tires green living greenwash Michigan

Farm-to-fork Michigan: Mind, Body & Spirits

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A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Farm-to-fork Michigan: Mind, Body & Spirits 2 September 10 · 0 comments | Green And Organic | E d Begley, Jr. The unlikely appearance of the Hollywood actor drawn to the equally unlikely appearance of Michigan ‘s only certified organic restaurant—as well as one of the nation’s greenest.

Michigan lawmaker wants to call burning tires “renewable energy”

Green (Living) Review

A Michigan house representative is trying to re-define renewable energy, with a bill that would make burning tires and other industrial solid waste count towards the state’s mandate of generating 10 percent of its energy from renewables. Aric Nesbitt introduced the bill to Michigan’s house of representatives on March 15 of this year.

Restoring the Reef on Lake Michigan Benefits Native Fish

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m on my way to snorkel Lake Michigan’s reefs, and nobody’s buying it: “There is no coral in Lake Michigan.”. You do know that Lake Michigan is freshwater, right?”. All actual comments I heard, as I traveled across Michigan to Little Traverse Bay. To understand Great Lakes reefs, you first have to take a look at the recent history of fisheries and food webs on Lake Michigan. But they have two things in common: they’re everywhere in Lake Michigan.

LUSH Cosmetics Donates $5K to Michigan Animal Sanctuary SASHA Farm


Well, between submissions via comments on the original article, on Read More The post LUSH Cosmetics Donates $5K to Michigan Animal Sanctuary SASHA Farm appeared first on Ecorazzi. Remember back in September when we announced LUSH Cosmetics’ call for small nonprofit nominations, with a winner to receive $5,000? Animals Causes Contests Featured News

Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill


Animal activists express concern over Michigan's newly approved 'bear cub petting zoo' bill that will allow people to interact with live bear cubs. Read More The post Michigan Governor Approves ‘Bear Cub Petting Zoo’ Bill appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Featured News rick snyder

Coast Guard Rescues Dog From Icy Michigan Waters


Coast Guard rescued a yellow labrador from an icy lake in Frankfort, Michigan on Tuesday. The Frankfort Coast Guard were in the middle of Read More The post Coast Guard Rescues Dog From Icy Michigan Waters appeared first on Ecorazzi. What a lucky dog! The U.S. Animals News Top News

Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is Finally Preserved as Wilderness. ~ Brenna Fischer

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) bill designated wilderness environment Good Morning America law Most Beautiful Place in America nature Northern Michigan Obama outdoors preservation recreation Sleeping Bear Dunes

Michigan Small Farm Found In Contempt Of Court, Forced To Remove Livestock

Green (Living) Review

The owners of a small rural farm located within Williamston Township, Michigan were found in contempt of court by Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina this week, because they did not remove livestock from their property. Their backyard farm struggle began before the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development ruled that the Right to Farm Act protections no longer apply to many homeowners who keep small numbers of livestock.

Reactions to Michigan Woman Facing Jail Time for Veggie Garden


Julie Bass, an Oak Parks, Michigan resident and mother of six, had no idea that her veggie garden could make her face up to 93 days behind bars. She would be considered a criminal in the eyes of Michigan. We reached out to Michigan residents and people across the nation about Bass’ garden plight. Jennifer Joy Hamelink, a resident of Michigan says, “… that’s downright ridiculous–but also not surprising at all.

More oil and chemical spills in both Michigan and Louisiana

Green Blog

April 1 was no joke in Lansing, Michigan, when equipment at a power plant malfunctioned and caused 300 gallons of oil to leak into the Grand River. The Michigan spill occurred at the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s Eckert Power Plant, and for once, the spill came from somewhere other than an oil corporation, small comfort though it may be. Business & Politics Arkansas Exxon Louisiana Mayflower Michigan oil spill tar sands USA

How the Morals of the Left Condemn Diversity By Michigan Fire

Elephant Journal

The title of this blog may seem a bit jarring right now. It may feel counterintuitive to think of leftist values as those condemning diversity. After all, don’t liberals fervently advocate for diversity, inclusion, and the empowerment of the marginalized? Isn’t it the left who seeks justice for all? How could they possibly condemn what […].

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Poor Safety Procedures at Michigan Oil Spill


Canadian pipeline company Enbridge is in the hot seat for an oil spill from a ruptured line in southern Michigan. Crews in Marshall, Mich., are still working to clean up contaminated areas nearly two years after Line 6B burst open, dumping about 20,000 barrels of so-called tar sands oil into the Kalamazoo River and surrounding waters.

Michigan Hospital Grows its Own Organic Produce On The Roof


Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital in Michigan has launched an organic greenhouse and uses the resultant crops in patients’ meals. We’ve seen numerous examples of grocery stores building rooftop greenhouses and then selling the resulting produce, and we’ve even seen a company set up to help others do the same. What we hadn’t spotted until just recently, however, is a hospital taking similar steps.

Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

10,000 Birds

But I did have what comes close to qualifying as a Proustian moment in finding this week’s featured beer: 313 Polish Lager from Grand River Brewery of Detroit, Michigan. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze eagles Europe Michigan White-tailed EagleIt was in the great borough of Queens in New York City that I first discovered both beer and birding, two great loves of my life that happily intersect with great regularity here at Birds and Booze.

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Michigan County Embraces Giant Wind Farms


Wind turbines in Michigan/Credit: eXtension Ag Energy. While many communities are imposing moratoria on commercial wind farms, one mid-Michigan county is putting out the welcome mat to not one but potentially three major wind developments. Gratiot County is hoping to have three large-scale wind farms within the next few years, at a time when many communities are imposing moratoria.

Invasive Species Concerns Run High For Lake Michigan And Mississippi River

Eco Friendly Daily

Such situations are now occurring in the Mississippi River, Chicago River and Lake Michigan in the United States. However, the fish have since proliferated greatly and have become a great threat to the waters of the Mississippi River and potentially soon Lake Michigan. The fish are gradually altering the ecosystem of the Mississippi River and experts fear it will begin occurring to Lake Michigan if actions are not taken to separate the waterways.

Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers

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Dearborn Detroit Michigan North America The Americas United States Adoba Hotel Dearborn/Detroit Atmosphere Hospitality Management Green Travel News Reuters Stash How can frequent travelers earn free stays and other perks at cool green hotels that aren''t part of big chains? Enter the nation''s largest point-based loyalty program for indie hotels. Indie green hotels band together to offer sustainable options for frequent travelers is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

No Cute Title, Just an Owl Swimming

10,000 Birds

He spotted something swimming in Lake Michigan, but it wasn’t a gull or winter duck. Spitzer doesn’t have a monopoly of crazy owl-attack captures along Lake Michigan’s Chicago shore. News Bird Behavior Chicago Great Horned Owl Lake Michigan Peregrine Falcon swimming I have backlogs of bird news to wade through for you, but couldn’t help singling out this spectacular story. There’s nothing earth-shatteringly newsy here, just a rarely seen behavior that was caught on camera.

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Birdless Pain at Ross Coastal Plain

10,000 Birds

To anyone considering spending time on the serene summer shores of Lake Michigan, I applaud your discerning taste. The summer doldrums are in full effect right now in southern Michigan. Summer in Michigan feels a lot like summer in New York. Trips Michigan summerMy family and I are enjoying our week in a beautiful house in the St. Joseph/Benton Harbor area overlooking the jade waters of this magnificent, mutable Great Lake.

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Obama Declares 2 New Marine Sanctuaries for United States: the First in 15-Years.

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Adventure Chicago Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Travel Z ADMIN Green Featured Today eco environment gree Lake Michigan Mallows Bay marine life noaa Obama Our Oceans Potomac protection reserve sanctuary wildlifePresident Barack Obama's office has announced that it is creating two new marine sanctuaries in the United States. These are the first new reserve areas in the.

How to “Make” our own Water & Enjoy Peace of Mind.

Elephant Journal

Health & Wellness drinking filtered water Flint Michigan fluoride leaching from the body lead minerals plastic bottles purified water waterDistilled water and reverse osmosis treated water will remove pretty much everything from water guaranteed, but there’s a catch. Purifying water doesn’t create healthy water. In order for water to be healthy, it needs.

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, March 27

Conservancy Talk

Michigan’s governor just approved a bear cub petting zoo bill. We’ve got quite the spread of green news for you this morning. Let’s get started. Check out these 8 interesting uses for drones , including many that help protect the environment. ( MNN ). This chilly spring we’ve been experiencing? Melting Arctic sea ice may be to blame. Mongabay ). Huffington Post ). Want to save African lions ? New research says, “time to fence them in.”

Beach Day. {Poem}

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The beauty of Lake Michigan is immense. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Green a day out beach fun lake Lake Michigan Lighthouse nature poem sunny day sunshineCar parked on hot gooey asphalt. As we step out, the sun beats down in musical rays. Once the concrete meets the sand we release our feet from the chains of our shoes. Look ahead! Wild as children the waves twirl and somersault to create cotton white foam. […].

Not a Happy Camper.

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Funny Z ADMIN Family Featured Today camping family Lake Michigan nature she rode away, no doubt to tell her family about the woman exposing herself in the woods.

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A Meditation on Summer: 2 Stories About Water. ~ Shelli Jankowski-Smith

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Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Literary Journal beaches cabin fresh water great lake meditation in water memories ocean salt water shallow water sister lakes sister lakes michigan sitting Zen summer swampscott the lake vacation home water

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, July 18

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Animals Conservation Issues Environmental News Environmental Science Green Living Invasive species North America Science Sustainable Livelihoods The Green Buzz United States ash borer ash trees Bloomberg cars Christian Science Monitor comet of the century dinosaur fox news iowa jaws mackinaw island martha''s vineyard Michigan National Geographic new dinosaur shark hunt shark tournament Treehugger Utah Shark hunts, comets and a car-free city in America?

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History Of Energy Gardens

Green Living Ideas

Alternative Energy Energy Efficiency Home Energy Usage Colorado distributed energy DOE GTM Research Harvard History Of Energy Gardens Massahusetts Michigan Minnesota NREL Solar Design Associates SolarizeBefore I begin writing about energy gardens, it is incredibly helpful to understand what they are, what they aren’t, and their level of independence from whatever energy utility serves the vicinity.

Detroit Bans Fracking

Sustainability Ninja

Detroit’s City Council has made history in Michigan by becoming the first in the state to pass a resolution supporting a ban on fracking. Detroit sent a strong message indicating that a ban on fracking is necessary to protect public health and preserve Michigan’s natural resources,” said Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch. The time to ban fracking in Michigan is now.”.

Reefs Like Zombies?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Coral reefs, parrotfish, climate change, Michigan tourists, and, well, zombies -- the kind of surreal conversation that could probably only happen in a place like Key West. Climate Change From the Field Wildlife Coral Reefs Marine Resilience

Closed Ford Auto Plant to be Retooled for Renewable Energy

Green Living Ideas

One such Ford plant in Wixom, Michigan is about to be reborn as a renewable energy manufacturing plant. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Alternative Energy batteries Ford Green Collar Jobs green economy green jobs Michigan renewable energy solar As the American automobile industry dies a slow death from making cars that are unreliable and inefficient, plants in the Midwest have been closed.

MSU Offering Class on How to Survive the Zombie Pandemic


Michigan State University is preparing students with a class on how to survive a zombie outbreak (and other crisis situations). Read More. News Top News Video

Man in Hummer Squishes Ducklings

10,000 Birds

In perhaps the ultimate expression of everything that is wrong with American culture, a 19-year-old man in a Humvee intentionally ran over ducklings in a McDonald’s parking lot in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dillon Pearce faces up to four years in prison after being charged with a felony. My money is on him getting off with community service. Asides

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Dog Abandoned Behind Walmart Chews Off Own Paw to Escape


A two-year-old dog was left chained behind a Walmart in Michigan on Sunday, and later chewed off her own paw to escape the bitter cold. Courtney, a mixed breed pooch, Read More The post Dog Abandoned Behind Walmart Chews Off Own Paw to Escape appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Winter Blues

Elephant Journal

We had our first snowfall in Michigan today and though the nights are already darker and the weather much colder, the snowfall felt like our official initiation into the change of seasons. During this time of the year, a lot of people (myself included) can become a little depressed and a little too tired. Its […].

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Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open

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Barely more then a block from Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s artsy Near North neighborhood, the Ivy Hotel was once an office building. Now it's the city's newest boutique hotel, and eco-chic too Chicago’s Ivy Hotel: chic green luxury, and now open is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Chicago Hotels Illinois North America Restaurants/Cafes United States Green Travel News Ivy Hotel Midwest Reuters

Buddha is Bullsh#t compared to You!

Elephant Journal

I was the new kid from Colorado, riding the bus home to the old farmhouse my parents had just bought us in rural Michigan. Fifth grade. The kids on the bus wanted to know all about the new girl, so they insisted on asking me probing questions like, “Do you believe in God?”, “Do you […].

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Tracking the Kirkland’s Warbler

10,000 Birds

The jack pines of Michigan are well-known as the breeding grounds of the Kirkland’s Warbler —and thus, the best place to catch a glimpse of this exceedingly rare songbird. Eastern seaboard, and up to Michigan. Photo of Kirkland’s Warbler in Michigan by Jeol Trick, U.S. But how do these tiny birds get there? And where do they spend the winter? For the first time, scientists have some solid answers.

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Solar Roof Shingles

Solar Power Ninja

Dow CEO Andrew Liveris says, “Michigan does have manufacturing capability, and Michigan, especially Dow, has research capability. Midland-based Dow Chemical is announcing the latest in energy independence, the Powerhouse Solar Shingle. Roofers install the solar shingles just like regular asphalt shingles. They are due to be available in 2010 and readily available in 2011. Dow Chemical says, it’s the first affordable, neighborhood-friendly solar shingle.

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"Playing Football Stoned Isn't Actually the Greatest Idea"

Environmental Economics : Remember Appalachian State's historic upset of Michigan back in 2007? Here's more: In a shocking revelation, this former player told me that over half of Michigan’s defensive starters and several key offensive starters partied deep into the night the night before the 2007 Michigan vs. Appalachian State game, then smoked marijuana hours before kickoff in an effort to “see how bad we can beat up if we are stoned.”.

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America’s first sustainable urban agrihood is growing in Detroit

Green (Living) Review

This week, the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) revealed its plans for the first Sustainable Urban Agrihood in the North End. Wait, an agrihood? It’s an alternative neighborhood growth model, positioning agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use development. There are some agrihoods around the country, but in rural areas. This is the first within a city. MUFI’s agrihood spans three acres on Brush Street, a few blocks up from East Grand Boulevard.