sustainability http://wemu.org en Issues of the Environment: Sustainable Living On The 'Homestead' http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-sustainable-living-homestead <p><strong><em>Meet the Gold family from Superior Township. They've turned their land into an innovative, &nbsp;self-sustaining property.&nbsp;</em></strong></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159000987&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p><p><strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;">Overview &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></em></strong></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;">The Gold family owns and operates a farming “homestead” in </span>Washtenaw<span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;"> County known as “Our Handmade Life”, where they live a self-sustaining, green life and they offer courses to the public on how they do it.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;">The farm, on </span>Vreeland<span style="font-family: monospace; line-height: 1.5;"> Road, features a bio-intensive passive greenhouse (no fossil fuels!), the Michigan Folk School, dozens of varieties of organic produce, mushrooms, goats, and chickens.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: monospace;">Jason and Julia Gold have operated “Our Handmade Life” since 2011, and both the farm and the school have expanded every year since. They are currently offering classes on chicken butchering, earth ovens, soap making, fermentation, ale brewing, and much more.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:09:04 +0000 David Fair 48865 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Sustainable Living On The 'Homestead' Climate and Adaptation Focus of Sustainable Ann Arbor Series Meeting Wednesday Night http://wemu.org/post/climate-and-adaptation-focus-sustainable-ann-arbor-series-meeting-wednesday-night <p>Ann Arbor area residents interested in climate and adaptation can find out more about what’s going on locally tonight at the main Ann Arbor District Library.&nbsp; The library and the city of Ann Arbor are hosting another forum in the Sustainable Ann Arbor Series.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley & Taylor Pinson 42688 at http://wemu.org Climate and Adaptation Focus of Sustainable Ann Arbor Series Meeting Wednesday Night The Green Room: Tackling Stadium Waste http://wemu.org/post/green-room-tackling-stadium-waste <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/127415334&amp;color=07ff00&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 12:25:17 +0000 David Fair & Barbara Lucas 38350 at http://wemu.org The Green Room: Tackling Stadium Waste Sustainability Gains at UofM http://wemu.org/post/sustainability-gains-uofm <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>University of Michigan officials say a new report on sustainability efforts on campus shows progress on most of the school's five goals.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.</p><p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:31:01 +0000 Andrew Cluley 24932 at http://wemu.org Sustainability Gains at UofM Issues of the Environment: Sustainable Food Through Aquaculture in Michigan http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-sustainable-food-through-aquaculture-michigan <p>Sustaining our food future through aquaculture.&nbsp;&nbsp; Jim Diana is a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources, and he's our guest on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:38:47 +0000 David Fair 24585 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Sustainable Food Through Aquaculture in Michigan Council Approves Sustainability Goals http://wemu.org/post/council-approves-sustainability-goals <p>Council approves 16 goals to be worked into the</p><p>city&#39;s master plan.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:00:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 16072 at http://wemu.org