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Aquaponics Pilot Project at Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech's Aquaponics Process Laboratory was started in 2012 by Dr. Nancy Auer, Biological Sciences and Robert Handler, Sustainable Futures Institute. Plants and fish are grown together in a system where the nutrient dense fish water is used to fertigate the plants, and the plant systems are used to filter and clean the water for the fish. See how it works >

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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

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.

Earth Day Film Screening: A Fierce Green Fire - April 17

Date: Thurs, April 17
Time: 12:15 PM
Place: Finnish American Heritage Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

In honor of Earth Day, the Finlandia University Sustainability Committee and Sulo Maki Library are sponsoring a screening of A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet. The first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Refreshments provided.

Green Film Series: Thin Ice - April 17

Date: Thurs, April 17
7:00-9:00 pm; followed by coffee, dessert and facilitated discussion
Atrium & G002 Hesterberg Hall, Michigan Tech Forestry Building
FREE; donations welcome

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. In this documentary, geologist Simon Lamb takes his camera to climate science colleagues around the world to find out what’s really going on and reveals the human face of climate science. Movie flyer>

Lake Superior Celebration - April 22 at the GLRC

Date: April 22
Time: 6-8pm
Place: MTU - Great Lakes Research Center (1st & 2nd floor)

Come celebrate Earth Day and Lake Superior! Exhibits, presentations, music, food, tours, and a viewing of the PBS special on the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. Contact Joan Chadde with questions 487-3341. Event flyer >

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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U.P. Green - Recycling Services from Calumet to Marquette

U.P. GREEN performs environmentally friendly recycling of computers, monitors, terminals, printed circuit boards, telephone equipment, TV’s, VCR’s and communications systems. All items from the de-manufacturing process are recycled. Offering pick-up services from Marquette to Calumet! Whether you have 10 pieces or 10,000 pieces. Commercial services are available for businesses.

Call for more info, quote and to schedule a pick-up: (906)201-0173 or 1(888)322-1030. More>

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