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MTU Sustainability Demonstration House

Follow the Alternative Energy Enterprise (AEE) at MTU as they convert the Kettle Gundlach University Residence into a sustainable demonstration house.
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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

UP Food Exchange — Upcoming Events

 

March 18: Cultivating Local Farm Economies: Planning, Zoning, and Farm Preservation through Diversification
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April 10: Shining a Light on Agricultural Solar Energy Development
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Father's Day Flood Lecture & Discussion Series

Time: 7pm
Where:
Carnegie Museum Community Room

A series of six lectures with discussion. Open to the public! Attend a 1.5 hour presentation and discussion related to natural hazards affecting the western Upper Peninsula. Speakers will use the June 17th flooding event as an anchoring theme throughout the series.

Upcoming dates for 2019:
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April 16

Future topics:
History of Earlier Floods
Documentation of Father’s Day Flood
Impacts of Flooding on Ecosystems
Prevention Management


 
2019 Green Film Series — Issues & Dialog

NEW in 2019 – all films will be the 3rd WEDNESDAY of each month (January-June), from 7:00 – 8:30pm, in G002 Hesterberg Hall of the Forestry Building. View complete Green Film schedule and descriptions (PDF) >

March 20 (World Water Day): Marathon for Justice  (2016)

April 17: The Permaculture Orchard--Beyond Organic (2014)

May 15: Wasted! The Story of Food Waste (2017)


 
Native Plants Symposium: Inspiration for Home Gardeners

Date: April 13
Time: 9am-12pm
Place: MTU, Forestry Building, Rm G002

The Keweenaw Garden Club, local chapter of Wild Ones, and the Keweenaw Land Trust are teaming up to host the Native Plant Symposium again this year. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature local biologists, ecologists, and gardeners who are using native and beneficial plants in their gardens. Be sure to attend for lots of spring gardening inspiration.

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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Weather Tight Home Energy Services LLC

Reducing Carbon Footprints One House at a Time.

H.E.R.S. Ratings (Certified)
Energy Star Verification
Energy Efficient Home Modeling and Consulting
Indoor Air Quality Consulting
Energy Mortgage Facilitation
Electric Energy Use Consulting
Blower Door Testing
Duct Pressure Testing
Infrared Thermal Imaging

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