- Kevin Frailey: Leaving no child inside
The DNRE is working on programs that will get kids outdoors more often. Frailey says that they are focused on inspiring mothers to engage in more outdoor activity because of their ability to influence family activities.
- Christine Todd Whitman: Bullish on America's nuclear energy future
Christine Todd Whitman is Co-Chair of the of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition, a national grassroots coalition which supports increased use of nuclear energy as an environmentally safe, affordable and reliable source of electricity.
- EPA Issues Guidance to States and Regulated Community on New GHG Air Permitting Rules
New EPA rules governing GHG emissions become effective on January 2, 2011. Leading into the effective date of the rules, EPA issued guidance to assist state regulators and the regulated community in understanding how the rules were going to be applied. EPA's approach to regulating GHG emissions remains incremental, as it focuses intially on energy efficiency as the best technological means by which to reduce GHG emissions from these facilities.
- William McDonough's remarkable green vision
One of his major goals is to "move beyond the notion of waste" by developing ways of building, manufacturing and energy production wherein what we would now call "waste products" become the raw materials for further applications.
- Jon D. Erickson: Ecological economists seek quality of life over quantity
"Ecological economics has a different vision of the economy than traditional economics," Erickson says. "We fundamentally feel like the economy is supported, sustained and contained by ecosystems. We see a healthy economy and a healthy ecosystem going hand in hand; you can't have one without the other."
- Kim Jeffery: Leading the bottled water industry toward a greener future
Kim Jeffery has made environmental stewardship a priority and the company is an industry leader in building green plants, reducing water use, protecting watersheds and their surroundings, and reducing raw material usage through lightweighting and self-manufacture of plastic bottles.
- Mark Hansen: Avoid wildfires this leaf burning season
"Firewise is mostly about protecting your homes, and there are things you can do," said Hansen. "Number one, removing those dead leaves from under your deck, from around landscape, and from your eaves troughs."
- Kim Harkness: Giving the gift of food during the holidays
Harkness and some fellow hunters are involved in a cool program called Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger. "We work with hunters and processors throughout Michigan to get venison from their successful hunts to the processors and then on to food banks for distribution to hungry Michigan residents," says Harkness.
- Harris Sherman: Taking a holistic approach to preserving our forests
"There are 193 million acres of forests in the United States, one-tenth of the country," says Sherman. "And one-tenth of that forest land is in urban areas. These are very important areas for recreation, wildlife, and air and water quality and they make up the backbone of many communities."
- Soji Adelaja: Pointing Motown toward the new green economy
"Detroit and Michigan have to work together to make sure that Detroit puts its best foot forward to serve the state," Adelaja says. "Detroit has incredible assets ranging from being the city with the largest potential in the country for open space because of all the vacant land to being situated on the Great Lakes."