A vast majority of Ann Arborites recycle regularly (more than 90 percent) but the city is working to raise that number and get more city residents thinking about recycling with its "Recycle Right!" video. The 15-minute program will air on local-access Channel 19 starting this Saturday evening.
Public meetings are on the docket for the latest student housing proposal near the University of Michigan. The developers behind the University Village loft towers plan to hold meetings on March 5 and March 6.
Transit oriented development is popping up north of Ann Arbor. A developer is proposing to turn an old industrial plant in Whitmore Lake into a mixed-use development called Whitmore Station that would be centered on the proposed U.S. 23 commuter rail line.
Going green is fast becoming a tag line with the Archdiocese of Detroit. The Catholic Church's latest high school in Macomb County, the Austin Catholic Academy, will feature a number of environmentally friendly attributes on top of state-of-the-art learning technologies.
They're not easily seen nor smelled, but Ann Arbor-area residents know when they see one of the Ann Arbor Transportation Authorities new hybrid buses. And the AATA expects to add five more by March.
You wont see a lot of green in the food at Amici's Pizza, but you can find it in the way it does business. The Berkley-based pizza parlor is making a point of being as eco-friendly as possible to enhance its business plan.
Fairs usually involve fun and games. The Green Street Fair in downtown Plymouth hopes to add environmental awareness to that equation when it kicks off in May.
The University of Michigan is setting its benchmark with its first Annual Environment Report. The study shows, among other things, that energy consumption is falling in the university while recycling is increasing.
Walsh College might be known for its academic performance now, but its about to be known for environmental stewardship. The college's newest building in Troy is going for bronze level LEED certification.
Going green isn't just a fad for the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, the state's newest green school designee. It's what Jesus would do.
The Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail project continues to slowly chug forward. Two key studies that will help it move ahead are expected to finish by April.
The roof, the roof, the roof is being built for the Parkside of Plymouth development. The downtown project is expected to be finished by the summer.
Living at the University of Michigan is about to get a little more plush with the announcement of the University Village project. The development will introduce more vertical student housing to the South University street area where the Village Corner party store stands today.
The grass is greener at Cooley Law School. Or that's the way it seems on its new Oakland County campus in Auburn Hills, which boasts a slew of environmentally friendly features now that it is open with the renovation to its main building.
All that's left to do is finishing laying the sod on the roof. That's situation with A3C's headquarters in downtown Ann Arbor. The architecture firm has finished all of the renovations to the East Huron St. building except adding the green roof, which it expects to finish this spring.