Sharing information and learning proper skills is necessary to build sustainable communities. Many people within the Ann Arbor community are equipped with the knowledge and resources to assist in the creation of a better environment and many more ready to put sustainable philosophies into practice, but do not know where to turn. That is where the Green Hands Reskilling Initiative lends a hand. The initiative’s concept is simple—people within the community that are knowledgeable about “green” ideas and practices display a Green Hand sign in front of their residence to indicate they are willing to teach their skill set, and people who are looking to learn know where to go. Whether your knowledge is in organic gardening, home water conservation, alternative energy solutions or thoughts on ideas and awareness, all topics are open to share. To learn more about the Green Hands Reskilling Initiative visit www.greenhandsreskilling.weebly.com
Platonic soulmates and a pitch-perfect cast By Emily Slomovits When people think of the word “relationship,” they usually think of a romantic one. And indeed, in much of pop culture and entertainment, romantic relationships are given the primary focus and are considered the ones to strive for. But in Welcome to Paradise, The Purple Rose
After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.