- MSU President Reflects on the 5th Birthday of Greening of the Great Lakes
"We really do see it as a fundamental partnership with our shared mission of providing the best information and quality dialogue on important issues through the catchment area of the Great Lakes.
- State climatologist: Data suggests warmer than normal summer on the way
The data predicts that this summer will be warmer than normal, Andresen says, but the amount of precipitation cannot be predicted. Many are concerned that another summer drought will occur, which he says is possible, but very unlikely.
- Chuck Leavell: Growing A Better America: Smart, Strong and Sustainable
"We're experiencing phenomenal growth in America, but as we go forward is that growth going to be rapid, rampant, and reckless or can it be smart, strong, and sustainable?"
- Michigan man translates environmental research for public via YouTube
Dozens of leading scientists advise Sinclair, he says, and have began inviting him to join their international research and data-gathering explorations. "They know that they're challenged by communication," he says, "and they know that's a skillset that just a lot of them don't have."
- Pure Michigan Focuses on Conservation, not Preservation
Celebrating its 75th anniversary, she says, the MUCC unites citizens to conserve, protect and enhance our natural resources through communication, education and advocacy. "We really want to protect peoples' rights to hunt and trap, we want to engage people," McDonough says, "and we want to help people foster a stewardship ethic."
2011 Michigan Green Leaders announced
- Randy Essex talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR
Randy Essex is deputy managing editor at the Free Press and director of the Michigan Green Leaders program.
"Among our 16 green leaders for 2011 are Grand Rapids furniture maker Steelcase," Essex says. "We're honoring Chevy Volt battery maker LG Chem and Michigan Green Safe Products."
Other honorees include Henry Ford's West Bloomfield Hospital, Meadowlark Builders, Michigan Interfaith Power and Light's Reverend Charles Morris along with former Governor William Milliken and Representative John Dingell.
"There's a range of really neat and inspiring stuff going on," Essex says. "It's not just about businesses saving money or doing the right thing, but also trying to pass it on and reach backward in its supply chain and forward to what it leaves behind."
On April 21, the leaders will be honored at an awards breakfast at DTE Energy's Town Square headquarters, and Gov. Snyder will be the keynote speaker at the awards breakfast.
Click on the arrow above to hear Essex' March 13 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk Heinze. Greening of the Great Lakes airs Sunday evenings at 9 on News/Talk 760 WJR.
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