Tag Archives: News – Green

Solar-powered community of tomorrow

THRIVE Collaborative, a firm focused on sustainable housing, recently submitted plans to the city of Ann Arbor to build a new development on a 14-acre parcel on Platt Road. The plans call for the community to be powered entirely by approximately 150 solar panels. The Veridian at County Farm is designed to house a mix

Conservation District speaker will have guests buzzing

The Washtenaw County Conservation District’s 72nd annual meeting will feature a speech with a little sting as Gabriela Quinlan, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University, discusses Michigan’s Native Bees at a forum to review the Conservation District’s annual report, awards and more. For more info, contact Megan DeLeeuw at 734-761-6721, ext. 5, or email megan.deleeuw@macd.org

City Council decides against buying land and saving trees

Ann Arbor City Council have decided not to purchase an eight-acre plot of land off Packard Road to save landmark trees that may be earmarked for removal. Developer Jim Haeussler has been working on plans to convert the land into a 51-home subdivision, calling for the removal of over 140 trees from the area. Residents

Washtenaw declares a climate emergency

The Board of Commissioners of Washtenaw County unanimously passed a declaration of climate emergency on September 18. The resolution calls for efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions in the area, aiming to end emissions in the county entirely no later than 2035, as well as calling upon the state and federal governments to also declare

U-M Solar Car Team

It was another successful year for the University of Michigan Solar Car Team at the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, held in the Australian outback this past October. Their entrant, Electrum, completed the 1,800 mile, 5-day race with an impressive third-place finish, becoming the only American team whose car successfully finished the race. Electrum overcame high

From Trash to Treasure on Reuse Runway

SCRAP Box, Ann Arbor’s “creative reuse store” centered around inspiring its patrons toward unique and inventive ways of recycling materials, will hold its first “Reuse Runway” fashion show on October 26 as part of Briarwood Mall’s Boo Bash. This inaugural event will allow area designers to demonstrate their ability to turn materials, otherwise headed to