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2009


CALL FOR VENDORS FOR DOWNTOWN COLDWATER FARMERS' MARKET 

Community volunteer, Pam Hawley would like to see a Farmers' Market in Coldwater.  Anyone interested in being a vendor, please contact Pam at (517) 924-0272.  Plans are to host the market each Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon in the area between Museum Gallery and the park in downtown Coldwater.

Hawley remarked " with emphasis on buying local, how much more local can you get when buying fresh produce and fruit, specialty baked goods, fresh honey and annual and perennial flowers, nursery plants, trees and shrubs.

 


Michigan Communities Get Economic Boost from $47.3 Million in Transportation Enhancement Funding

Calhoun County: MDOT will install native plantings at the I-94/I-69 interchange along the roadside, in the interchange and next to Bear Creek.

The Highway Beautification Act (HBA): A Broken Law

Scenic America is the only national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preserving and enhancing the visual character of America's communities and countryside.


2008


DNR Fisheries Division Releases Management Updates for Waters in Southwest Michigan 

The Department of Natural Resources' Southern Lake Michigan Management Unit is announcing fishery management actions and activities for the 2008-2009 angling season.


 Michigan's Agriculture Industry Partnership Helps Offset Carbon Emissions:  

In March 2008, 30,000 metric tons of carbon credits were purchased for $4 a credit, generating $107,618 for Michigan landowners involved in the Michigan Conservation and Climate Initiative (MCCI). In addition, Michigan State University (MSU) recently purchased 15,000 metric tons of carbon credits from the program to meet its requirements as a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), a member-based market comprised of large companies including Dow, Ford, and MSU.

 


Lessening the Distance from Farm to Fork - Michigan Community Food Systems Initiative

Throughout Michigan, local groups are broadening the scope of our food system to include health, access, and local economic value. And why not? With Michigan ranked second in the country for diversity of agriculture product, these community groups are connecting food consumers with food growers such that they spur economic vitality of local farmers, create access to healthy foods in some of Michigan's underserved, densely populated communities, and link food with overall community revitalization.


Job Opportunities for the Green Economy

This report provides a snapshot of what kinds of jobs are needed to build a green economy in the United States. The report focuses on six key strategies for attacking global warming and highlights some of the major "green jobs" associated with each of these approaches.


 

 

This page last updated on 5/18/2009.
 

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