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  Hear the conversation 15:06 – 8.7 mb mp3 by Kirk Heinze Despite a well-earned reputation as one of America’s “greenest” cities, Grand Rapids still has much work ahead on the sustainability front, especially in the area of racial equity says Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. Joining me on Greening of the Great Lakes, Bliss explains that […]

  Hear the conversation 34:14 – 19.6 mb mp3 “Forty-seven years ago, on April 22, 1970, we celebrated the inaugural Earth Day, and the New York Times cover read: “Millions Join Earth Day Observances Across the Nation.” Closing in on five decades later, Earth Day is an international observance and global sustainability issues are constantly […]

  Hear the conversation 15:33 – 9 mb mp3 Back at the helm of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources after a demanding tenure leading the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Director Keith Creagh and I resumed our annual conversation on a variety of salient natural resources-related topics. And as our conversation unfolded, I got […]

  Hear the conversation 9:51 min – 4.5 mb mp3 “I have the honor of seeing our Flint kids almost every day in clinic, and they’re amazing,” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “They are smart, they are strong, they are bright, they’re resilient and they’re brave. “They appear […]

  Hear the conversation 10:34 min – 4.8 mb mp3 The proliferation of sub-divisions and multi-acre country homes in the 1980s and 1990s came at the expense of large tracts of rural farmland and open spaces property says Stacy Byers, program director of the Ingham County (MI) Farmland and Open Spaces Preservation Board (FOSP). “These […]

  Hear the conversations 25:21 – 14.5 mb mp3 “We’re about environmental education, action and advocacy,” says Mary Robinson, director of development for the Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC). “We’ve been around for 49 years and have been involved in some of the biggest environmental advocacy movements from saving the dunes to […]

  Hear the conversation 9:58 – 5.7 mb mp3 “The Governor’s Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board is awaiting two very important reports related to Enbridge’s very controversial Pipeline #5 in the Straits of Mackinac,” says Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “But a recent Enbridge work plan has raised additional concerns about the […]

  Hear the conversation 10:00 – 5.7 mb mp3 by Maddison Curley Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is taking the lead on helping Michigan farmers manage occupational stress. “Farming can be very stressful,” Jeff Dwyer, MSU Extension director, tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes. “The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health […]

  Hear the Conversations 35:18 – 20.2 mb mp3 “Our mission is to inform state public policy and improve governance in Michigan, and a forum like this one is part of our broader mission to connect the university with the Capitol downtown,” Matt Grossmann tells Kirk Heinze on Greening of the Great Lakes from the […]

  Hear the Conversation 7:35 – 4.3 mb mp3 The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE) has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. Organized by Michigan Saves, the Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards honor Michigan organizations and individuals for their commitment to a brighter energy consumption future for […]

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