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Energy usage monitors now available for checkout at local library

If you have a card to the Kent District Library, you can now check your energy usage for free.

Visitors to the library can check out an energy usage monitor to gauge their home appliance electricity use.  Kent District Library launched the pilot program in February at its Englehardt branch in Lowell, through a partnership with Lowell Light & Power.  Consumers Energy is also backing the program.

Kent District Library has nearly 250,000 cardholders at 18 branches representing 26 Kent County communities.

Discover the Grand River's secrets while aboard the Grand Lady

Discover the Grand River's secrets while aboard the Grand Lady

 

 

JENISON, Mich.—The Grand Lady Riverboat is taking over the Grand River May 16.

For $10, visitors can board the paddle wheel boat to take in the wildlife along and on the Grand River, while speakers detail special features and landmarks along the way.   Two trips are being offered, at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

The Grand Lady will leave from the boat launch at the Grand River Park boat launch area, in Jenison.  The boat’s main cabin is handicap accessible.  No food or beverages will be allowed on board, but ticket holders are encouraged to bring a jacket, binoculars and a camera.

To reserve a spot aboard the Grand Lady, visit the Friends of Ottawa County Parks’ website.

Free program helps home and business owners deal with mercury

(ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY COMPANY)– The Environmental Quality Company is proud to partner with The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Mercury Collection Project.

This is an on-going effort to collect and properly recycle mercury.  Small and large business operations have traditionally been overlooked during mercury collection events.  The project’s objective is to address this issue and promote a long-term solution for easily collecting and recycling of mercury.  The program is free to anyone located in Michigan – residents included. 

The program is easy.

Cast Your Wednesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Wednesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Tuesday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

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