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Earth Day

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

Now in its 12th year, MI Earth Day Fest - taking place Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 in Downtown Rochester - offers plenty of fun and free ways to shop, learn, and celebrate the planet.

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Your 2016 guide to the new and next on Metro Detroit's trails

Metro Detroit is home to over 1,000 miles of trails—with even more being planned and built every year. Here's what to expect as you plan your next non-motorized adventure.

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Take me to the river: CRWC director Anne Vaara on restoring an urban waterway

The Clinton River may be an Area of Concern, but it's also Michigan's most populous watershed. And that means lots of volunteers at-the-ready to clean things up, which makes Clinton River Watershed Council director Anne Vaara's job plenty of fun.

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Lake Norcentra Park on the Rochester College campus is open to serve the community

Many colleges and universities have beautiful campuses that are lovingly landscaped and carefully maintained…and also not explicitly open to the public. Rochester College in Rochester Hills is going to change that with Lake Norcentra Park.

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ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

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County planner instrumental in acquiring $1mil in grants honored by Clinton River Trail Alliance

Kristen Wiltfang, senior planner in the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, was honored for her role in obtaining nearly $1 million in grant funding to help develop the Clinton River Trail.

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Green Electrical Supply takes the mystery out of energy efficient technology

Rich Osterhout opened Green Electrical Supply in Auburn Hills in 2007. The company specializes in energy efficient electrical products, customer education, and high quality customer service. 

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Hit the Lights! Kimberly LED Lighting Takes the Lead in Fast-Growing Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry

Clarkston-based Kimberly LED Lighting is a family-owned company that specializes in energy-efficient LED lighting for the residential, business, and industrial sectors. The LED market is expected to be a $3 billion market in the next three years.

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Guest Blogger: Tom Woiwode

Metro Detroit is inching ever closer to being criss-crossed not just by roads, but a network of trails, or greenways. The Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan has made over 150 grants to this end. Greenways Initiative Director Tom Woiwode maps out the where and why of this greenway network.

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Clearing the Trail For More Talent

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund has been a big supporter of trail development projects in southeast Michigan, awarding over half of its municipal grant funding to the cause. These trails, many converted from old railways, connect downtowns with parks and recreation. The benefits aren't just health and recreation-wise, they're also economic, paving the way to attracting new residents. 

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Plymouth Technology gives back with internships

Plymouth Technology specializes in helping industrial manufacturers clean up their water, but also helps college students working towards careers in the manufacturing industry get real world work experience and also find out if this is really the right industry for them. 

Freshwater Metropolis

Daylighting the Clinton River

Few people realize it, but there is a river running through downtown Pontiac - or at least there was. For years the idea of daylighting the Clinton River in downtown Pontiac has been kicked around. Here Matthew Lewis and Oren Goldenberg explore the possibilities that daylighting could bring to Pontiac. 

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Photo Essay: Searching for Stoneflies on the Clinton River

What is a stonefly? Why are people tromping around the Clinton River in the dead of winter counting them? Metromode's intrepid photographer Dave Lewinski lets you in on the answers to these questions from the comfort of your warm cozy homes. (Hint: It has a lot to do with the health of our waterways.)

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Oakland County's Preservation Architect Ron Campbell Talks Adaptive Reuse and Preservation

Oakland County Prosper checks in with Oakland County’s Economic Development and Community Affairs’ Principal Planner/Preservation Architect Ronald A. Campbell for his insight into the importance of historic preservation.

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Finding A Hydrogen Future

For more than 20 years Dr. Robert Buxbaum's Ferndale-based company has been designing technologies that filter hydrogen. That may not sound particularly exciting to the everyday Joe but when you consider that he has contracts with the U.S. and U.K. Navies and believes his product could have prevented the Fukushima meltdown you understand how focusing on something very small can have a very large impact.
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