Gardening, With An Assist: MIdnight Harvest

Now that we’ve turned the corner toward spring, the proprietor of a new local business is hoping to turn locals’ thoughts to gardening. MIdnight Harvest is Matt Hall’s endeavor, a business that advocates for, installs and supports home gardening. “I wanted to get people in touch...

Local waste Fighters

What some area businesses are doing to keep it greenWhen the TCBN asked, we received - dozens of emails about what you and your businesses are doing to keep Traverse City the oasis it is. Here is a sampling of what is green in Traverse...

Lean, mean and green

How Howard Vogel creates and recreates homes for the futureTRAVERSE CITY - Howard Vogel takes old homes - even if they're a century or more old - and makes them environmentally-efficient while maintaining their classic character and charm.Vogel, who owns Heart Stone Land & Homes,...

Hagerty Center to become ‘Green Venue’ in June

Only a handful of facilities statewide have earned certificationTRAVERSE CITY - It all started with garbage. Between the events and conferences it hosted and what was generated by Lobdell's restaurant, the Hagerty Center quite simply made too much of it. So Nate Glidden, executive director...

Renewable Energy: Is it part of your company’s future?

It seems that green is the official color of the 21st century. Hardly a day goes by without hearing or seeing some sort of reference to renewable resources, alternative energy or going green. But for all the current press and debate over renewable energy, the...

Goodwill’s 2011 impact

We all know Goodwill does good for the planet and for northern Michigan; its process of selling and recycling used goods creates hundreds of jobs and revenues to support programs that help people overcome barriers to employment.Through partnerships with businesses, like the Dell Reconnect program,...

A re-purpose-driven lifestyle

One of my favorite ways of explaining the validity of recycling is through a discussion about surviving efficiently. None of us would be here today if the cavemen and our grandparents were not adept at efficient survival. You've heard or watched explanations about how early...