Episode 8: Sustainable State


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Find out about activities happening across Michigan that are putting the state into the smart future. Among features in this episode are the biggest solar brewery East of the Mississippi, nonprofit tool and material supply ReStores where you can find discounted prices, and the state’s largest wind farm.

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jacob-corvidaeIntroduction by Jacob Corvidae at EcoWorks in Detroit

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Screen shot 2013-05-16 at 4.43.14 PMMichigan Energy Options, East Lansing

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Tour this energy demonstration center in East Lansing for a sample of what is available to help you save money and energy. Featuring Michigan Energy Options.

segmen2Gratiot Wind Farm, Ithaca

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Visit Michigan’s largest wind farm in Gratiot County, right off of US-127. Featuring Greater Gratiot Development. For wind ordinances and other wind development resources for your community, visit the Michigan Energy Office website.

segment3Reclaim Detroit, Detroit

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Jacob Corvidae from WARM Training Center shows how you can take old wood and turn it into something amazing. Through deconstruction, 100-year old growth lumber and other valuable materials avoid the landfill and get turned into stunning products.

GreenLivingScienceGreen Living Science, Detroit

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This short video produced by Green Living Science shows how their organization is changing Detroit by teaching kids about recycling.

segment471 Garfield Building, Detroit

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A speed tour of this amazing historic building in Midtown Detroit, brought back to life after five fires and years of disuse. Energy improvements allow 22 apartments upstairs to be cooled for only $600 a month.

Corner-BreweryCorner Brewery, Ypsilanti

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The Arbor Brewing Company finishes an energy efficiency project at Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti, which includes more than 100 solar panels and a geothermal-cooled storage area. Corner Brewery is now the largest solar brewery East of the Mississippi.

segment7HFH of Clinton County ReStore, St. Johns

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Explore the ReStore at Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County and see how funds are turned into new, energy efficient homes. There are 40+ ReStores in Michigan, and it’s easy to find one near you on this website.

segment8Green Leadership Academy, Ann Arbor

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Leaders across the state gather to plan and develop new ways to improve their local communities. This event is part of MML’s Michigan Green Communities Network.

jacob-corvidae2Conclusion by Jacob Corvidae

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Episode ending, credits and outtakes.

Updated on September 30, 2014.