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The Little Free Library — Take a book, leave a book!

 

The Little Free Library project promotes literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide and builds community through sharing skills, creativity and wisdom across generations. Take a book, leave a book—this little library will always be free. There are already a couple Little Free Libraries in the Keweenaw, look for a kiosk near you: http://littlefreelibrary.org/. Contact Harriet King (Houghton – harrietcookking@gmail.com, (906)281
-7122) or Bill Knoblauch (Hancock – william.knoblauch@finlandia.edu) to help with the local initiative.

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

Green Lecture Series: Solar Powering Michigan

Date: Thurs, October 30
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Place: G002 Hesterberg Hall, MTU Forestry Building
Cost: Free

About the Lecture: Many local markets in Michigan present significant opportunities for solar photovoltaic development due to high electricity rates. The presentation will cover the basics of going solar on your own property, and the future of solar in the regional energy mix. Presented by Abhilash Kantamneni, PhD student, MTU Department of Computer Science.


 
2014 U.P. Food Summits - Together at the Table

Dates:

November 4 in Sault Ste Marie
November 5
in Marquette
November 6
in Houghton

These summits are designed to connect anyone and everyone interested in local food in the U.P. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the local food movement and learn about the initiatives happening across the U.P.  This is a great opportunity to meet new folks and strengthen the network of people participating in local food activity in the Upper Peninsula. For more info >


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, November 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Jutila Center, Hancock

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.

For more info and registration >


 
Upper Peninsula Food Exchange - Calendar of Events

View food/farm events for western, central and eastern regions>

Green Tip

Through SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company’s Efficiency UNITED Program, customers are eligible for rebates and benefits to help save for a strong Michigan. Learn about programs, products and rebates available to you as a SEMCO customer, in addition to finding valuable resources and information. Whether you need help finding a contractor or need a rebate application. Learn more>

 

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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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