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Heyday of Grass is Past as Ferndale Approves Natural Landscape Ordinance Changes

April 22nd 2015

Heyday of Grass is Past as Ferndale Approves Natural Landscape Ordinance Changes (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 22, 2015) The picture perfect suburban lawn was a nearly impossible, and ultimately disappointing dream for Rebecca Hammond who would joke that she made sacrifices to the “Grass God” each year as she paid for seed, fertilizers, and endless […]

FESC Green Tips: Water Conservation

August 14th 2012

Although we are lucky enough to live in a state with plenty of water it is still important to make sure to use it properly to save resources. Here are some figures on water usage that may surprise you, along with tips on how to cut down on usage:

Ferndale Increases Recycling Rates, Huntington Woods Tops 21%

July 28th 2012

According to Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, Ferndale’s rate of recycling increased to 9.03% from last years’ 8.55%. Huntington Woods residents had the highest rate, with 21.87%.

FESC’s Green Tips for December

December 14th 2011

Former Ferndale Mayor and current County Commissioner Craig Covey delivered the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission’s (FESC) Green Tips to the public and City Council on Dec. 12, 2011.

Recycling 101: How to Save the City Money & Help the Planet Too

November 12th 2011

Because raw materials have scarcity, there is value to items that are recyclable. Manufacturers need plastic, metal, glass and paper, so SOCRRA is able to collect these items and sell them. Currently for every ton of recyclables collected, cities in the program get $37.50. If more people recycled, it could earn the City up to $50,000, according to SOCRRA estimates.

Recycling 101 this Green Tuesday

November 7th 2011

and just how much recycling can affect the bottom line.

The Recycling 101 Workshop is from 6:30pm-8pm at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile). Green Tuesdays are a monthly workshop series put on by the FESC to encouraging environmental education in the community. Check them out on Facebook to keep up with the latest, or browse through our Green News page to find stories about some of their past activities.

Transition Ferndale Update, Plus Upcoming Green Events

September 8th 2011

All the above events can be found on the calendar page on the Transition Ferndale blog: http://transitionferndale.wordpress.com/

Transition Ferndale on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transition-Ferndale/204349026262192

Ferndale’s Upcoming Green Events

July 6th 2011

The summer is full of events to educate and celebrate environmentally-conscious living. If you know of any that aren’t on this list, please email editor@ferndale115.com to let us know!

Community Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

June 27th 2011

The Ferndale Community Foundation has announced seven grant awards for 2011. The awards go to groups and efforts that make the community better. Dan Martin, President of the Community Foundation, presented the awards along with Treasurer Helen Weber. Since 2003 the Foundation has provided over $50,000 to local causes.

3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

April 3rd 2011

In cooperation with the Ferndale DDA, the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission (FESC) presents the 3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week – A week-long environmental celebration in Ferndale!

Green Week runs Saturday April 16th to Earth Day April 22, 2011, with events in Ferndale every day!