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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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Featured Resource

Western UP's Food & Farm Economy Study - Released November 2013

Read the Western Upper Peninsula Local Farm & Food Economy report, a regional food system assessment conducted by Ken Meter of Crossroads Resource Center in Minneapolis. Ken Meter is one of the most experienced food system analysts in the United States. His work integrates market analysis, business development, systems thinking, and social concerns. Read the report >

Upcoming Events

Michigan Local Food Council Network Meeting — Houghton/Hancock

Date: Monday, August 26
Time: Noon-4pm
Place: Western U.P. Planning & Development Office, 400 Quincy Street, 8th Floor
Cost: Free, but RSVP required

The Michigan Local Food Council Network is coming to Hancock/Houghton area, courtesy of the Western U.P. Food System Council! Join us for networking with food councils from across Michigan, legislative updates and a hands-on activity. Lunch is included.

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Safe Foraging Workshops with Michelle Jarvi

Date: September 4/5
Time: 5-8pm

Keweenaw Land Trust is hosting Michelle Jarvi with MSU Extension for a safe foraging workshop in Houghton County. Check out the attached flyer to get more information about the two events.

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City of Houghton Energy Series — Fall 2019

Dates: Sept 24 – Oct 15


 
Western Upper Peninsula Food Summit—Save the Date!

Save the date for the Western Upper Peninsula Food Summit coming on November 6th! We are in the planning stages of this exciting event and hope you can make it to the celebration. Check out the food events calendar for updated information on all upcoming events.

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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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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