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…
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:
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com to let us know!
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.
In order to be a good steward of our lakes, rivers and streams as the snow begins to melt and springtime approaches, residents should take the following tips into consideration: