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Ferndale Declares Climate Crisis, Takes Path of Assessment and Action

July 20th 2020

The resolution also calls for the City to “implement at least two economically viable renewable energy or energy efficiency projects, policies, and practices annually now until 2030,

Public Asked to Reduce Gas and Electric Usage During Extremely Cold Weather

January 30th 2019

Public Asked to Reduce Gas and Electric Usage During Extremely Cold Weather (DTE, Jan. 30, 2019) In response to the extremely cold weather across much of the country, DTE Energy is asking its customers to help safeguard the reliability of the regional energy grid by voluntarily reducing electricity usage. “We know how important it is […]

Public Can Track Savings with New Solar Power System at Pleasant Ridge Community Center

August 31st 2017

Public Can Track Savings with New Solar Power System at Pleasant Ridge Community Center (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI –  They City of Pleasant Ridge is now harnessing the power of sunshine to offset electric bills for the Community Center. The new rooftop solar energy system went live Tuesday, and residents […]

Tarot Card Coloring March 23 at Ferndale Library

March 2nd 2016

  Tarot Card Coloring March 23 at Ferndale Library (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Tarot Card Coloring March 23 at Ferndale Library at 7:30pm Your guide for this fun and light-hearted evening is Heatherleigh Navarre, a professional Tarot Reader and Teacher.  She will share the history and lore of tarot while we color the iconic […]

BetterBuildings Program for Home Owners Ends March 31

February 28th 2013

Residents who sign up for BetterBuildings for Michigan will get a comprehensive energy audit at a discounted cost of $100. During the audit, a Certified Building Analyst will use high tech equipment to pinpoint where homes are losing energy and detect structural leaks, air infiltration and inadequate insulation. Residents will also get CFL lightbulbs, a low-flow shower head and…

Coal Country Showing at Transition Ferndale Jan. 16

January 13th 2013

…plenty of coal-powered plants remain. You can see some of them just by driving up M-29 from Algonac to Port Huron, where the St. Clair River makes it easy to deliver coal by barge.

Mountaintop removal may not seem like a local problem. It is certainly not the same acute problem for us that it is for someone living in West Virginia. Since some of our electricity is coming from coal mined by that process, then mountaintop removal is our problem, too

Green Tuesday: Save Money and Stay Warm this Winter Oct 11

October 1st 2011

Are you interested in saving money and staying warm this winter? Then join the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission for the Green Tuesday Seminar Series on Tuesday, October 11th, from 6:30-8:00pm at the Ferndale Library (222 E 9 Mile Rd in Ferndale) to learn more about how to weatherize your home for the winter and save money and electricity in the process.

95 More Efficient Ferndale Homes

February 23rd 2011

A pilot energy savings program has wrapped up in a Ferndale test neighborhood, with 20% of the eligible homeowners taking advantage of grant-funded home upgrades. Homes located W. 9 Mile Road to Pearson and Pinecrest to Allen were eligible to participate.