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4:54 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Ann Arbor's 14th Annual Mayor's Green Fair Friday

Ann Arbor Mayor John Hieftje believes the Leslie Science and Nature Center is a great example of efforts to make the city more green.  Tonight he'll host the 14th annual Mayor's Green Fair

The Nature House at the Leslie Science and Nature Center.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

  

Over 100 environmental friendly and green exhibits will take over Main Street from 6 to 9 tonight.  

Hieftje believes the city has benefited in many ways from the philosophy that's led to energy efficiency. He says the same energy conservation concepts when applied to city government helped Ann Arbor get through the recession.

Hieftje says a lot of work has been done but much remains in greening the city.  Some of the biggest challenges include trying to deal with the Gelman Dioxane Plume, continuing Huron River clean-up efforts, and dealing with stormwater.  

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— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him acluley@emich.edu.