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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

Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw

The Michigan Nature Association guidebook titled Walking Paths & Protected Areas of the Keweenaw describes twenty-two sanctuaries & preserves in Houghton and Keweenaw Counties. Designed to increase awareness of local land conservation efforts in the Keweenaw; and the special habitats, unique features, and interesting plant and animal species.  More info>

Upcoming Events

NCAT Webinar: High Quality Conservation on the Organic Farm

Date: September 10
Time: 1pm E.D.T.

To register: https://attra.ncat.org/conservation

For more information: Jeff Schahczenski, 406-494-4572; jeffs@ncat.org

Organic farmers and ranchers conserve biodiversity and natural resources because their agricultural production systems depend upon healthy ecosystems. In this webinar, conservation professionals and landowners will learn how Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practices and enhancements can provide high-value production and biodiversity benefits while at the same time aiding producers in obtaining or maintaining their USDA organic status.


 
U.P. Green Fall Expo 2014 in Houghton

Date: Sat, October 8
Time: 9am-6pm
Place: Houghton, MI

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

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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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