- 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.
- 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.
- U-M President Announces Ambitious Goals for Sustainability
"I want the message to be clear: Sustainability defines the University of Michigan. Combine maize and blue, and you get green," U-M President Mary Sue Coleman said Sept. 27 in a speech that kicked off the university's annual EarthFest celebration.
2012 Michigan Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference
For researchers, chemists, engineers, industry CEOs, students, educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers - anyone interested in advancing innovation for a sustainable future in Michigan - this conference is the opportunity to hear and share ideas on how we can best "green up" Michigan through green chemistry and engineering. Conference attendees will learn how green chemistry and engineering not only protects human health and the environment, but can also help businesses create new markets, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge.
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