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Sacred Heart School in L'Anse Launches Fundraising Campaign for Solar in the Schools

The Sacred Heart School (SHS) in L'Anse has started a new fundraising program for their campus. The sale of off-grid solar devices will raise money for their new "Nature Studies" curriculum. The program will not only raise funds for SHS, it will show students and their families how to implement solar in every day ways as they GREEN their school.

If significant funds of $120,000.00 or more are raised a proposed solar project of a 25kW Solar Array and a 3.3 kW Pole Mount PV will be possible eliminating the school's electric bill. Giving students a hands-on learning experience with the installation and daily monitoring of the systems.

For more information contact Principal Dr. Eric Grekowicz of Sacred Heart School at 906.524.5157 or email info@upgreenrecycling.com.

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

2015 Lake Superior Celebration—Energy & Sustainability

Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 6-8:00 pm
Place: MTU, Great Lakes Research Center

Hands-on activities, resources, presentations and more...Click here to view event flyer>

Western Upper Peninsula Farm to School Conference

Date: May 19
Time: 10am-2pm (EDT)
Place: Wintergreen Foods in Ontonagon (former Candlelight Restaurant)
Admission: $5 at door (includes lunch)

How to establish a farm-to-school program and serve local food. For school administrators, food service managers, and local farmers. Click here for more info>

Summer Teacher Institutes on Sustainability and Creating Global Change

Global Change Teacher Institute
M-F, July 13-17
(For Grades 4-12 Teachers)
See flyer>

Designing a Sustainable Future Teacher Institute
M-F, July 20-24
(for Grades 4-12 Teachers)
See flyer>

North Farm 2015 Workshop Schedule (April–October)

The North Farm, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, will offer a variety of topic-specific workshops and trainings focused on sustainable agriculture. These opportunities are open to the public and will be offered throughout the growing season at The North Farm and partnering farms. View workshop schedule >

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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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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