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City Meditation Crew - 1 Block Project

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City Meditation Crew is a fictitious government department practicing the art of conserving resources one block, and one moment, at a time. Residents of remote and wildly beautiful Upper Michigan will work with artists from City Meditation Crew to end current habits of throwing glass, and other refuse, into the garbage. In summer 2014, City Meditation Crew will make a symbolic, days-long walk to the nearest recycling station to inspire solid, repeatable local change. Learn more >

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

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.


 
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

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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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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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