environmentalism http://michiganradio.org en Developer gets OK for road across Michigan dunes http://michiganradio.org/post/developer-gets-ok-road-across-michigan-dunes <div><p>SAUGATUCK&nbsp;TOWNSHIP,&nbsp;Mich. (AP) - Construction is expected to begin in the coming months on an access road across part of the Lake Michigan shoreline for 18 home sites.</p><p>The Grand Rapids Press reports&nbsp;that Singapore Dunes LLC says it has received permission from the state Department of Environmental Quality to build the two-lane blacktop in&nbsp;Allegan&nbsp;County's&nbsp;Saugatuck&nbsp;Township.</p> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:14:33 +0000 The Associated Press 17030 at http://michiganradio.org Developer gets OK for road across Michigan dunes Michigan organization combines faith with environmental stewardship http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-organization-combines-faith-environmental-stewardship <p>It’s been written "you will know them by their fruits." And what some congregations of faith are harvesting these days is energy - saving energy, and producing energy from the sun and from the wind.</p><p>Julie Lyons Bricker is the executive director of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that aims to get Michigan faith communities involved with promoting and implementing energy efficient practices.&nbsp;</p><p>Bricker joined us in the studio today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:08:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 13215 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan organization combines faith with environmental stewardship Michigan racetrack to become place of environmental education http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-racetrack-become-place-environmental-education <p>Michigan school children will soon study nature at a place many people might find surprising: Michigan International Speedway.</p><p></p><p>The auto racing track hosts crowds in excess of 100 thousand when NASCAR comes to Brooklyn twice each summer.</p><p></p><p>But Adrian College biology professor Jeff Lake says the other 50 weeks of the year, the track's campgrounds are ideal for exploring the ecosystems of the Irish Hills.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:35:12 +0000 Steve Carmody 9576 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan racetrack to become place of environmental education