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Bike Inititative Keweenaw (BIKE) - Bike Advocacy Group

Bike Initiative Keweenaw (BIKE!) is a newly-formed local advocacy organization in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, empowering people to ride bikes more often. BIKE! is hosting this local challenge, which includes riders in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties, as a community event to encourage people of various ages and abilities to get out and ride. More >

Featured Resource

2013 U.P. Food & Farm Directory - Available In print and online

Marquette Food Co-op's 5th edition of the U.P. Food & Farm Directory is now available. This year's publication has over 100 farm listings and spans thirteen counties. "If every household started spending just $10/week of their current grocery budget on local foods, we'd keep nearly $40 million each week circulating within Michigan." Search the directory >

Upcoming Events

Electronics Recycling Drive - If it has a cord, we'll recycle it!

Dates: April 14th-30th
Drop Off: Finlandia University, Finn Hall Conference Room

"If it has a cord, we'll recycle it!"

For more information visit www.UPGreen.org OR contact Casey Rentmeester. Brought to you by the Sustainable Finlandia Committee.


 
Superior Skills Workshop: Shiitake Mushroom Log Production

Date: Sunday, May 11
Time: 1 – 3 pm
Location Mason, MI (5 miles north of Hancock)
Cost:  $15 per person, includes 1 mushroom log
Additional logs are $10 each, or $8 for 5 or more logs

Learn to grow your own Shiitake Mushrooms on Hardwood Logs! Join us for a fun and educational hands-on workshop on shiitake mushroom production. Shiitake mushroom logs are easy to make, require little maintenance, and can produce for 5 or more years. All materials and supplies will be provided, including your own handbook. Dress for outside work, please bring gloves and eye protection. More info >


 
U.P. Green Expo 2014 - May 22 in Marquette

Date: Thursday, May 22
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Holiday Inn, 1951 U.S. 41, Marquette, MI 49855
Cost: $35

You’re invited to the U.P. Green Expo brought to you in partnership by the Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen Program and the Michigan Green Communities Challenge, offering green tools for corporations and communities; the Sustainable Research Group facilitating Department of Energy manufacturing programs; and U.P. Green, a Michigan non-profit offering recycling services and establishing the U.P. Green Business Zone

Expo agenda and registration>


 
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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Habitat for Humanity Restore in Calumet!

Located on Pine Street in Calumet.
Visit their website for a list of accepted goods.

• Open to the public   • Donations welcome

Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

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