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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 Green Film Series: Forks over Knives

Date: Feb 19
Time: 7-8:30pm
Place: MTU Forestry Bldg
Cost: Free ($3 suggested donation)

Two out of every three of us are overweight; cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population; about half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country's three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to "battle" these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. (96 min)  View 2015 film schedule >

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.

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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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