- MDEQ leader Dan Wyant: A year of water for Michigan
"The governor is focused on energy and the environment," Wyant says. "This is really going to be a year that we're going to do a lot of work on water, on land issues, on natural resources that are so valuable to Michigan."
- The Great Lakes State thrives under DNR Director Keith Creagh
"The governor's budget really put natural resources front and center," Creagh says. Governor Snyder proposed funds for emergency dredging of the Great Lakes, he says, which will make sure boaters can travel safely and that the industry and economy are protected.
- MSU Sustainability Report: Spartans work to grow greener each year
The Energy Transition Plan sets important goals for MSU's future, Battle says, but significant progress has already been made. Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by about 14 percent and geothermal energy is now heating and cooling the new Bott Building for Nursing Education and Research, she says.
- 2012 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
Driving Sustainable Manufacturing October 26, 2012 Wayne State University, Detroit
- Sometimes the carrot motivates better than the stick - Michigan's Clean Corporate Citizens
Environmental law is more than forcing companies to behave responsibly. There are also incentives that provide benefits for those who go above and beyond mere compliance. Michigan's Clean Corporate Citizen program is an example of such a program.
Fred Poston: Striving to Be Spartan Green at MSU part 2
- Fred Poston talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR
Poston says the buildings going up on campus these days are all LEED-certifiable at various levels.
“We don’t certify all of them because it costs money to do that, but we do certify a few as we go.”
Poston is always working on MSU’s transportation fleet.
“The flex-fuel and hybrid vehicles are very popular with our staff,” says Poston. “And we’re keeping our eye on the development of electric vehicles to see if we can add some of those to our fleet.
“We’re also looking at a car sharing program, and we’ve expanded our bicycle shop on campus for people to rent when they’re on campus.”
Click on the arrow above to hear part two of Poston’s August 27 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk Heinze. Greening of the Great Lakes airs every Friday evening at 7 on News/Talk 760 WJR.
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