Greener Together

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

The recent flooding in Midland, Michigan, occured upstream of a Dow Chemical facility and the downstream Superfund site related to that facility. We're concerned about the flooding creating toxics releases in addition to the harm to the flooded communities.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

Lots of spring wildflowers are blooming in woodlands around Michigan. Get out and enjoy them!

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Johanna Neumann
Senior Director, Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy

With Mother’s Day right around the corner (May 10), many of us are making plans to celebrate our moms. Here are 12 ideas that you can use celebrate both your mom and nature this Mother’s Day.

Looking for some children’s books to help spark your young one’s love of nature? We’ve got you covered.

Earth Day was primed for a big celebration this year -- it's 50th. But with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it's an event that can't be celebrated with a big party. Still, that doesn't mean teachers (and parents teaching at home) can't connect with students on a broad array of environmental issues.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

The Trump Administrationo just gutted headland stream and wetland protections under the Clean Water Act. Harming these waters and habitats will create more problems in our precious surface waters.

For 50 years, schools and communities across the country have celebrated Earth Day, holding educational events, clean-up projects and other activities to help kids learn about the planet and ways to protect it. But this year’s Earth Day school celebrations face a unique challenge. We pulled together a set resources that teachers can use in their virtual classrooms.

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Nathan Murphy
State Director

The federal government finalized rules at the end of March to rollback car and light truck efficiency standards. This is the wrong direction for protecting our families from automotive air pollution and protecting our planet from climate changing emission.

Many members of the animal kingdom live in simple burrows or nests, but some species go to great lengths to create incredible homes, colonies, and other structures. Their designs are ingenious and offer insight into how all living creatures adapt to their surroundings to create unique homes. Here are 10 great examples.