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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,

County Moves Towards Foreclosure… Including Toxic Site in Madison Heights

February 13th 2020

Meisner is notifying the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy that Oakland County has an environmentally-contaminated site subject to property tax forfeiture

Feb. 18 – Rain Barrel Workshop at Berkley Library

February 8th 2020

There will be a presentation about rain barrels and rain water harvesting from MI Rain Barrel CEO Joshua Rubin, rain barrel expert.

MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan

November 6th 2018

MML#5: Officials Learn about SEMCOG Water Resources Plan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 4, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Water can mean different things to different people depending on the context. To some, the value of lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands is measured in terms of the environmental impact.  To others the threat of flooded basements and […]

Presentation on Food Waste Recycling at Royal Oak Library Oct. 7

September 15th 2018

Presentation on Food Waste Recycling at Royal Oak Library Oct. 7 Join other like-minded individuals interested in the environment at the Royal Oak Public Library on select Sundays in September and October. Sept. 16 Pollinator Habitats: What Can You Do | 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sept. 23: Water Infrastructure 101 | 2 p.m. – […]

Gas Station Believed to be Source of Fuel Spill in Sylvan Lake

September 3rd 2018

Gas Station Believed to be Source of Fuel Spill in Sylvan Lake (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 3, 2018) Sylvan Lake, MI- Deputies assigned to the Oakland County Marine Unit responded to Sylvan Lake on the report of a large amount of fuel that had covered portions of the lake’s surface.  Residents living on Sylvan […]

Rain Garden Presentation at Berkley Library July 23

July 20th 2018

Rain Garden Presentation at Berkley Library July 23 Berkley, MI – Who’ll Stop the Rain? Rain Gardens! Monday, July 23 at 6:30 p.m. Presented by Drew Lathin, learn how to improve your yard with a beautiful and functional rain garden! Attendees will learn what a rain garden is, how rain gardens work, and how to […]

MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes

April 2nd 2018

  MML #2: Health & Cost Considerations in Proposed Lead and Copper Rule Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2018) Lansing, MI – In response to the Flint water crisis, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is revising the lead and copper rule that determines the levels of permissible contamination.  The rule, which has not […]

RRRASOC Shares Advice on How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

March 6th 2018

RRRASOC Shares Advice on How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (RRRASOC, March 6, 2018) Southfield, MI – Resource Recovery and Recycling Authority of Southwest Oakland County (RRRASOC) recently sent out tips to residents for how to “reduce, reuse and recycle” more.  Here’s what they had to say: Three great ways to help reduce the amount […]

Couple Working Towards Ecovillage Dream

March 5th 2018

Couple Working Towards Ecovillage Dream (Susanna Borgelt, March 5, 2018) Royal Oak, MI – Couple Oakland County couple Gaylyn and Karl Kaufman are gathering a group of motivated individuals to form a community that will develop into a two-location ecovillage. The plans have been in the works for over five year since Gaylyn and Karl […]