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HEET Energy Literacy Campaign Video Series

A series of five video interviews about the U.P.'s energy situation from the Houghton Energy Efficiency Team discussing our region's renewable assets and options.

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MTU Great Lakes Research Center Video Channel

Great Lakes Research Videos including seminars sponsored by the Great Lakes Research Center at Michigan Technological University.
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Upcoming Events

2018 Celebrate the UP! – Free and open to the public!

Date: March 23-24
Place: Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center
Cost: Free and open to the public!

Creating a greater appreciation of our environment and heritage across the UP. Presentations, programs, outings...don't miss it!

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Anishinabe Racial Justice Conference--Healing Our Community & Empowering Our People

Date: April 13-15
Place: Niiwin Akeaa Community Center, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Baraga
Cost: Free

This conference will offer workshops, presentations, and coalition building on racial justice. We believe in creating a safe and supportive space for Anishinaabe people, all people of color, and allies who support our work.  Native American people have often and historically been left out of discussions on racial justice in the US.  This conference seeks to change this narrative.  We seek to center Anishinaabe and all Native American people in racial justice. More info>

E-waste recycling returning to the Keweenaw

Date: May 4–5 (Fri–Sat)

State-Certified, secure, electronic recycling is returning to the Keweenaw. The Copper Country Recycling Initiative (CCRI), in partnership with MTU, Goodwill Industries, and the Cities of Hancock and Houghton has recently received funding from the Michigan DEQ for electronic waste recycling. Spring and fall collection events are planned for 2018, in addition to the development of permanent collection sites in the area. Looking for volunteers to help make the first collection event a success. There are a variety of tasks. If you can volunteer a  couple of hours, please email cekstrom3@gmail.com.

2018 Green Film Series: Issues & Dialogue

Dates: January–May, 3rd Thursday of the month*
Time: 7–8:30pm
Place: G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU Forestry Bldg.*
Cost: Free, $3 suggested donation

*except March 23

The 8th annual Green Film Series. Enjoy coffee, dessert and facilitated discussion. See the film and facilitators list here >

Renewable Energy Group — Monthly Meet Up

When: Last Wednesday of the Month
Time: 7:30pm
Place: SKRC (Suite 316), Jutila Center in Hancock

An informal monthly meet up of folks interested in and experienced with renewable energy systems for the UP.

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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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