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Green Spotlight

Local Food Processing Facility for the U.P.

Farmers Andrea and Scott Corpolongo Smith of Wintergreen Farm in Ontonagon County purchased the old Candlelight Restaurant which they plan to convert into a vegetable processing facility. The goal of the new proccessing facility is to increase access to healthy, local food to the entire Western U.P. community.

They plan to offer various products, such as bagged salad mixes, frozen squash puree, dried greens, and zucchini chips, for sale to local institutions (like school cafeterias), restaurants, and grocery stores. Items will be made entirely with Upper Peninsula grown produce, some grown by Wintergreen Farm and some by other area farmers.

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Featured Resource

Webinar: Mining Practices & Remediation Strategies in Lake Superior Basin

A 60-minute webinar by Paul Eger, environmental engineer with Global Minerals Engineering, Hibbing, Minnesota. The webinar describes how modern mines operate under federal and state permits, and presents a case study demonstrating a mine remediation strategy in the Lake Superior basin. View webinar >

Upcoming Events

Public feedback wanted on MDARD Rural Development Strategy by August 30

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is gathering feedback from regions across the state to align their final document on Rural Development Strategy with regional initiatives. Send your comments to Donna LaCourt (lacourtd2@michigan.gov ) or call (1-517-614-5518) by August 30th.


 
NCAT Webinar: High Quality Conservation on the Organic Farm

Date: September 10
Time: 1pm E.D.T.

To register: https://attra.ncat.org/conservation

For more information: Jeff Schahczenski, 406-494-4572; jeffs@ncat.org

Organic farmers and ranchers conserve biodiversity and natural resources because their agricultural production systems depend upon healthy ecosystems. In this webinar, conservation professionals and landowners will learn how Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices and enhancements can provide high-value production and biodiversity benefits while at the same time aiding producers in obtaining or maintaining their USDA organic status.


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, October 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Houghton, MI

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.

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Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

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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.

Funded and Supported by Finlandia University

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Weather Tight Home Energy Services LLC

Reducing Carbon Footprints One House at a Time.

H.E.R.S. Ratings (Certified)
Energy Star Verification
Energy Efficient Home Modeling and Consulting
Indoor Air Quality Consulting
Energy Mortgage Facilitation
Electric Energy Use Consulting
Blower Door Testing
Duct Pressure Testing
Infrared Thermal Imaging

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