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The first carbon-neutral fire station in Michigan

Get ready for the fire station of tomorrow, according to a presentation at City Council’s February budget session. Ann Arbor Fire Chief Mike Kennedy presented a series of renderings depicting concepts for what a new area fire station could look like, which will be quite a bit different from traditional firehouses. With a sleek, boxy

Healing with a green thumb

The Michigan Horticultural Therapy Association’s 41st annual conference explores the benefits of working with plants for therapy patients, along with live informational sessions, educational displays, a hands-on therapy activity and a presentation by Levi Gardner, the founder of Grand Rapids community farming organization Urban Roots. The conference is open to anyone interested in the benefits

Washtenaw Community College named Bee Campus USA

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation recently named Washtenaw Community College (WCC) a “Bee Campus USA,” in recognition of the work it has done improving landscapes for pollinators. The campus utilizes non-toxic fertilizers, has many bee-friendly flowers and even hosts educational events about pollinating. WCC also recently earned a bronze medal in sustainability from the

A2ZERO Launches in Ann Arbor

A new initiative has been launched in Ann Arbor to support the City Council’s declaration to make the community carbon neutral by 2030. A2ZERO was launched on November 13 by the Office of Sustainability and Innovations to involve members of the community in the design and implementation of a realistic strategy to meet the Council’s

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