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What Does Public Innovation Mean?
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Battle Creek is working with the Harwood Institute to be a Beacon Community. The institute's founder Richard Harwood shares some thoughts on what exactly we mean when we talk about innovation in the public arena.
A revolution that can change the world, one backyard at a time
Thursday, March 27, 2014
As the world changes at a pace that is impossible to keep up with, a grassroots movement wants to help communities cope with what's ahead. Zinta Aistars has the story on the Transition Movement.
Thought Leaders: Wayne Muller on what is enough
Thursday, February 13, 2014
A bike, 1,655 miles, 200 birds, one man's 12-month adventure
Thursday, February 06, 2014
When Josh Haas sets a goal he doesn't settle for the little stuff. In 2013 he decided to travel all across Barry County on his bike as he spotted birds. Zinta Aistars talks to Haas about how that turned out.
The route to a better bus service
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A more efficient, more streamlined transit system with more routes and more frequent stops is the goal. Zinta Aistars has the report on how it's coming about.
Investing locally: An idea whose time may have come again
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Once there were local stock exhanges that invested in the community and were instrumental in the creation of jobs. Is this an idea whose time has come again? George Martin reviews the book "Locavesting" and opens the discussion on the possibilities.
Playing in the dirt at the Kalamazoo Nature Center's preschool
Thursday, October 31, 2013
There is a preschool where children are encouraged to get down in the mud and dirty, jump into puddles, and splash around in the rain barrel that collects rain water from the school’s roof. Zinta Aistars has the story on Nature's Way Preschool.
Harnessing the Future
Thursday, September 12, 2013
When it comes to farming sometimes old is new again. At least it is for Gina Wertz. She tells Donna McClurkan about her reasons for learning one of the oldest ways for tilling the earth.
Collective housing is about more than sharing the rent
Thursday, August 08, 2013
For those who want to make decisions about the home they rent, collective housing makes sense. As Kalamazoo Housing Collective continues to change and grow it offers more such opportunities. Jane Parikh has the story.
Tabitha Farm Urban Homestead and Community Garden grows community ties
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Urban agriculture is part of a larger, growing movement with the potential to influence the food-related choices of rich and poor across North America. And gardens are being planted in cities across the region. Zinta Aistars has the story on Katie Pearson's work in Kalamazoo.
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Gone to the Dogs
Jordan Hochstetler of Joho Productions
Thursday, May 20, 2010
The first time Mary Vowell's dogs saw a mush team go by they quivered in excitement. She knew they were born to run. Vowell went on to teach them to mush and now takes them out running in the woods all year round.
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WMU offers new freshwater and sustainability degree
How to protect children from environmental threats
Art exhibition at KIA views world of nature through another lens
Join the discussion on Good Food Kalamazoo
Lucid Dashboard will show WMU students how much energy they use
Business Builder Scholarships are the new recipe for food start-ups
Advice on native plants available at sale by Kalamazoo Conservation District
WMU's efforts to stay green recognized
Community gardens on display in Garden Hop
Public to get an early look at the future of Pilgrim Haven
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In the News
Herald-Palladium: Lighting with methane
Powerboat Magazine readers choose Kalamazoo's Bio-Kleen
Source: Powerboat Magazine
Newsweek: Whirlpool a green business leader
Downtown Paw Paw makes plans to reclaim its history
Solar farmer gets ready for new projects
WMU hopes to study aftermath of Kalamazoo River oil spill
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer
Paw Paw earns national environmental protection award
Source: Michigan Municipal League Blog
City gardeners reap bountiful harvest in Kalamazoo
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Now Amtrak makes it easier to commute from Chicago
Michigan Works teams up with unlikely partners for youth jobs
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People's Food Co-Op
City of Portage
Bio-Kleen Products, Inc.
Binder Park Zoo
Michigan Department of Agriculture
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