- Amy Spatrisano and MeetGreen help organizations with green meetings
Amy Spatrisano is a principle for MeetGreen - a sustainable meeting and event management firm that specializes in green meetings. The firm handles various areas of event planning including conference management, consulting and assessment.
- Eggs: helping us learn about sustainability and food safety Part 2
In part two of the conversation, Armstrong discusses sustainability, animal welfare, food safety and holistic approaches even further.
- Eggs: helping us learn about sustainability and food safety Part 1
Don't be afraid to eat eggs. Recent salmonella outbreaks in eggs from Iowa sparked a conversation about animals and food safety in this week's Greening of the Great Lakes with Michigan State University's Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dr. Jeff Armstrong.
- Marathon Oil President & CEO lays out a vision for a cooperative energy future at the Detroit Economic Club
The Detroit Economic Club hosted Marathon Oil President and CEO, Clarence Cazalot, who spoke about his vision for a new energy future. This vision includes the development of energy efficiency, the use of alternative energy technologies and development of new technologies that will provide a broad-based energy foundation.
- Rebecca Humphries: Leading DNRE to better Michigan's natural environment
Despite the challenging times in Michigan's tight economy, Rebecca Humphries' main focus for the state revolves around sustainability and the upkeep of our ecosystems. Humphries, director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment, is the new leader of the department after a push to consolidate state government one year ago.
- Ron Calhoun: Fall is best time to prepare lawn for next spring
Fall is a great time to get your lawn ready for next spring. "Labor Day and Thanksgiving are the two most important times to fertilize your lawn," says Calhoun. "We can do more now to impact how the lawn will look next year than at any other time of the year.
- Ryan LaFontaine: "LEED"ing car dearlerships to a green future
Ryan LaFontaine is the general manager of the LaFontaine Automotive Group. The dealership, located in Highland, Mich., is one of the company's six dealerships in southeast Michigan and one of only two gold LEED-certified dealerships in the country.
- Green buildings of West Michigan tour set to showcase sustainable initiatives
On September 8-10, the Green Buildings of West Michigan Tour will take place in Grand Rapids to present 40 LEED-certified buildings in that area
- EPA and NHTSA unveil new labels for cars and trucks and look for public comment
EPA and NHTSA are designing labels to be placed on light-duty cars and trucks beginning with the 2012 model year. They are seeking public comment on the design of those labels. While this might seem a straightforward process, 242 pages of proposed rule indicates that there are significant policty issues with measuring fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions that make this task quite difficult.
- FFA and Campbell's Soup revive the American icon: the barn
The National FFA is a leadership-based organization that focuses primarily on agricultural education in high schools and middle schools across the nation. The group took part in a joint effort with Campbell's Soup Company to spearhead a campaign called Help Grow Your Soup.