Erin Quetell to Serve as County’s First Environmental Sustainability Officer

She has served as the environmental sustainability planner for the City of Ferndale, where she was responsible for integrating the social, financial, and environmental sustainability perspectives and best practices into everyday city operations.

Hatchery Road Apts. in Waterford Get PACE Funding for Green Features

Hatchery Road Apts. in Waterford Get PACE Funding for Green Features (Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Aug. 4, 2018) June 15, 2018, Pontiac, Mich. – Trademark Building Co. Inc., a Waterford Township based developer and property management company, has successfully secured capital from Greenworks Lending through the first PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) project in…

RRRASOC Shares Advice on How to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

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…

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants

Four Things to Know for Medical Marijuana Facility Applicants (LARA, Dec. 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will be ready to accept applications for medical marihuana facility licenses beginning this Friday, December 15, 2017. The department is prepared to accept applications for all license types – grower, processor,…

For Being Green it’s Gold for Novi, Bronze for Milford, Pleasant Ridge & Ferndale

For Being Green it’s Gold for Novi, Bronze for Milford, Pleasant Ridge & Ferndale (Compiled, July 3, 2017) NOVI, MILFORD, PLEASANT RIDGE, FERNDALE, MI – The City of Novi is one of just five communities in Michigan to receive a Gold certification in the Michigan Green Communities Challenge for its commitment to sustainability projects, from…

Ferndale Experiments with Green Drainage Solution

Ferndale Experiments with Green Drainage Solution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 29, 2016) Ferndale, MI – In the midst of a longer than expected road construction project, Ferndale residents have been wondering what the city was thinking using bricks around the drains on three residential streets. The pavers are an experiment in environmentally-conscious design and an…

Middle Schoolers Design Waste Management Ideas for Future City Competition

Middle Schoolers Design Waste Management Ideas for Future City Competition (Future City, Jan. 7, 2016) Novi, MI – Over the years, cities and towns have managed their ever-expanding piles of trash in a variety of ways, including dumping it into landfills, burning it in incinerators, or shipping it away in trucks and barges. Such waste…

Rochester Adams High School Adds Outdoor Recycling Bins

Rochester Adams High School Adds Outdoor Recycling Bins (Adams HS PTSA Press Release, Oct. 25, 2015)   Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation Award Grant to Adams High School (Forwarded on behalf of the Adams PTSA) Rochester Adams High School received 24 bright blue recycling bins designed specifically for placement in outdoor athletic areas…

Recyclebank Grants Help Green Programs at Rochester Hills Schools

Recyclebank Grants Help Green Programs at Rochester Hills Schools (press release, May 20, 2015) Thanks to the City’s partnership with Recyclebank and the support of the residents who donated their recycling points, four Rochester Community Schools received nearly $10,000 to implement green projects at their schools. Mayor Bryan K. Barnett and the Rochester Community School…

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

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…

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak (Ron Arnold, March 17, 2015) St. Patrick’s Day celebrating began early in Royal Oak as the community enjoyed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Hosted by The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade featured green-clad community groups,…

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak

A Parade of Green and Irish Pride Graces Downtown Royal Oak (Ron Arnold, March 17, 2015) St. Patrick’s Day celebrating began early in Royal Oak as the community enjoyed the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Hosted by The Norman O’Brien Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the parade featured green-clad community groups,…

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed

POW: New Environmental Organization Formed (POW press release, June 24, 2013) A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources. The organization is based in Waterford, and is applying for 501(c)(3)…