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PACE program tax credits allow for law firm building's green makeover Video included

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From the ground, the 1-800-Law-Firm building on Lahser between I-696 and Northwestern looks like a typical office building. Until you look from a different angle.Fox 2 climbed to the roof on a sunny afternoon to check out these newly installed solar panels, expected to offset half of the building's energy costs.They're part of a $1 million green makeover, but the Property Assessed Clean Energy or PACE program, makes them more affordable. Kevin O'Connor, marketing director from the 1-800-Law-F... More>>

FOXe Report: Recycled tires are turning into fashionable footwear Video included

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Illegally dumped tires are getting a lot more mileage in some fashionable footwear. They're called "Detroit Treads."  Sandals made from recycled tires.
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Fox E report: Monroe wastewater plant gets $10.5 million upgrade Video included

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The Monroe Wastewater Treatment Plant is getting a $10.5 million upgrade.
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New DTE app lets users check their energy use Video included

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Joel Miller, a senior strategist with DTE Energy, gave us some insight -- on DTE insight. The new, free smart phone app helps customers see their energy use hour by hour -- or minute by minute."By studying your data and by looking around your home you can discover what things are using energy," Miller said. Then, you make choices -- replace appliances or physically turn off whatever's not needed -- or is wasting energy, and save money on your energy bill in the process."I think for a lot of u... More>>

Handmade furniture from Detroit reclaimed lumber Video included

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A new brand of furniture is made with wood from deconstructed Detroit homes. The tables are now being sold at Gardner White Furniture stores.
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DTE Energy Farm provides fresh food to local families in need Video included

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DTE Energy has four community gardens using formerly vacant land under power lines. They've teamed up with Gleaner's Food Bank for all of the fresh fruits and veggies to be delivered to local people in need.
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Cass Community Social Services creating jobs with coaster project Video included

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Cass Community Social Services in Detroit is using reclaimed wood and scrap glass to make coaster sets and wooden holders.
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FOXe: New exhibit documents Detroit River's comeback

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Our local waterways are among our greatest natural resources, but for nearly two centuries they were severely abused. Sewage, fertilizer and industrial waste were once dumped directly into the Detroit River. The Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle is hosting a new exhibit about the river's comeback. More>>

FOXe: Why tomatoes could soon help make car parts Video included

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Tomatoes are the main ingredient in ketchup, and in the future they could also be an ingredient in sustainable auto parts.
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FOXe: New federal plan aims to cut pollution Video included

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A new federal plan to cut pollution from coal-fired power plants could have a big impact here in Michigan. More>>

End water bottle confusion with earth-friendly H2O ID Video included

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Is that your water bottle or mine? It's a nagging question that led to a colorful new business.
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Students transform Chevy Malibu for EcoCAR 2 competition Video included

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A high-pressure competition is underway right now at the GM proving grounds in Milford.
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Detroit Wick turning recycled bottles into specialty candles Video included

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These bottles may be empty but the party's just getting started for the people behind Detroit Wick. The company creates a unique and clever recycled glass holder for custom-scented candles.
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80-year-old agave plant to bloom in Ann Arbor Video included

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Spring flowers are blooming across metro Detroit right now, but the granddaddy of them all is in Ann Arbor.
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Detroit 4th graders visit birdwatching hot spot Video included

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The biggest week in American birdwatching is underway, and an area about 90 minutes south of metro Detroit is one of the country's hot spots.
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Paw Pods offers eco-friendly burial option for pets Video included

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Losing a pet is tough and can sometimes leave pet owners struggling with what to do once the animal dies. A local company is offering a unique, environmentally friendly option for burial.
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Earth-friendly massage clinic founded in Mich. growing nationwide Video included

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Getting a massage can have multiple benefits, from stress relief to improved concentration. But, massages at a franchise founded in metro Detroit are even beneficial to the environment.
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Abbie Lane performs at MI Earth Day Fest in Downtown Rochester

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The 9th annual MI Earth Day is moving to Rochester's downtown streets April 25-27.
 
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Mich. elementary school in the running to win new playground Video included

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On this Earth Day, one Michigan school is thinking green in more ways than one.
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FOXe: DPS students celebrate Earth Day learning about recycling Video included

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Hundreds of students at Detroit Public schools celebrate Earth Day with a special focus on recycling.
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FOXe report: Smart meter concerns Video included

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DTE Energy crews have installed smart meters, or advanced meters, on 1.5 million homes across Michigan. The new meters are an advancement in technology and can be read remotely by radio signals, but some homeowners say the meters are intrusive and dangerous.
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Volunteers sought for Detroit tree-planting effort

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A mass tree-planting effort is planned for May as part of a large-scale project by a company that wants to put vacant Detroit land to agricultural use. More>>

Detroit to host 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Video included

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Local high school and college students will compete in Houston after having built super-mileage vehicles, which can travel hundreds of miles on a single gallon of gas. But next year, the Shell Eco-marathon is coming to Detroit.
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FOXe: Tree farm adds 3,000 solar panels Video included

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A new installation of solar panels is being completed at the Milford Tree Farm in Lyon Township. More>>

FOXe: My Green School Art Contest Video included

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Michigan students are invited to participate in the 4th Annual My Green School Art Contest. More>>

FOXe: An exclusive look at DTE Energy's eagle habitat Video included

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A group of nearly 200 bald eagles has made a winter home at Michigan's biggest power plant. More>>

FOXe: 'Little Boogaloo' recycling vintage tees into kids clothes Video included

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A stay-at-home mom in Berkley started her own green business recycling vintage, rock T-shirts and turning them into children's clothes. More>>

FOXe: Green technology at the NAIAS Video included

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Ford, General Motors, Honda, Chrysler, even Audi and BMW are all showing plug-in and electric cars at the North American International Auto Show this year. The latest FOXe report features some of those vehicles. More>>

FOXe: A look at Ford's greener vehicles Video included

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Ford has seven models that get more than 40 miles per gallon and six hybrids, or plug-in hybrids, at this year's auto show. More>>

FOXe: Help ecologists search for stoneflies in local rivers and streams

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They may be covered with snow and ice but local rivers and streams have life even during the winter. In fact, ecologists say this is the perfect time of year to hunt for a particularly important insect in the water. More>>

2013 FOXe Special: Living Green

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Fox 2's Robin Schwartz shows you how some local businesses and organizations are going green, how you can get involved and how the movement is impacting people's lives. More>>

DTE sponsoring refrigerated hybrid trucks for Forgotten Harvest Video included

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The local nonprofit Forgotten Harvest helps thousands of metro-Detroit families put food on their tables every year. DTE Energy is sponsoring two gas electric, refrigerated trucks that allow the agency to bring food to people in need, while keeping down operating costs. More>>

Cass Community Social Services creating mud mats, jobs in Detroit Video included

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Cass Community Social Services in Detroit is turning a city eyesore into an eco-friendly, job-training opportunity by turning old, dumped tires into mud mats. More>>

What happens to wind turbines during high winds? Video included

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This week's wild winds knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers. So, what happens to Michigan's towering wind turbines during storms like this?


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Holiday recycling tips from free to be yoga tees Video included

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In honor of America Recycles Day, free to be yoga tees®, wants to remind everyone to recycle this holiday season, plus offer tips for a greener holiday season. More>>

"Green Anchors" program flipping Southgate homes to be energy efficient Video included

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Meadowlark Energy is flipping three abandoned or foreclosed homes in Southgate as part of the "Green Anchors" program, updated the homes with new energy-efficient equipment to cut energy costs. More>>

Local urban fish farm sells to local restaurants and businesses Video included

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A local urban fish farm is raising fish to sell to local restaurants and businesses. More>>

Green roofs to be installed atop historic Bell Building Video included

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Crews put in the building blocks for a rooftop garden high above the streets of Detroit. The green roof is on the sixth floor of the former Michigan Bell Building where phone books were once printed. More>>

Royal Oak's 'Holiday Market' switches all lights to LED Video included

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'Holiday Market' in Royal Oak switched out all fluorescent and incandescent lighting to energy-saving LEDs. The switch took about six months to replace five thousand bulbs in 25 different fixtures. More>>

Sader Power easing the stress and finances of solar energy Video included

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A new solar company, Sader Power, is opening in Pontiac and will hire 220 people over the near year and a half. Jobs are available for electricians, installers and in the sales department. More>>

Ann Arbor march to protest genetically modified foods Video included

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A "March against Monsanto" protest is planned for Saturday, Oct. 12 in Ann Arbor as part of a global demonstration against seed giant, Monsanto.
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FOXe checks out the Tesla Model S Video included

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With zero emissions, up to 265 miles on one battery charge and the latest technology, some are calling the Tesla Model S the "best car ever made." The FOXe report takes a look. More>>

$1000 in crisp, green $100 bills turn up at e-cycling event!

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An event meant to help people go green turns up a pile of "green" in Plymouth Township. Workers found $1000 cash among electronic waste dropped off for recycling. Then, they went searching for the owner! More>>

Company brings the farmer's market to your front door

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Door to Door Organics is making it more convenient for people to buy and eat healthy foods. More>>

FOXe Report: Something stinks! Video included

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The latest FOXe report investigates the Greater Detroit Resource Recovery Facility, better known as the Detroit Incinerator. Neighbors are concerned about the amount of pollution the building gives off, but also the undeniable and unconcealable foul stench. More>>

"Business of Energy" panel discussion Thursday at Lawrence Tech

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Going green and saving green will be the topic of conversation Thursday,Sept. 12 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. WWJ Newsradio 950 technology editor Matt Roush will lead the panel discussion called "The Business of Energy." More>>

Ford's F-150 features renewable resources Video included

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Saving the Earth can still be manly; Ford's latest F-150's are decked out with various renewable resources. More>>

DTE Energy finds new use for landfill gas

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DTE Energy is turning trash to gas. The utility says it's producing natural gas for homes from the Sauk Trail Hills landfill in Canton Township in western Wayne County. More>>

Oakland County woman's passion is rescuing birds of prey Video included

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Spirit Filled Wings is a home-based raptor rehabilitation center in Oakland County run by Linda Bianco. She works with birds of prey such as hawks and owls. More>>

Detroit teen helping to clean environment, one cigarette butt at a time Video included

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Armed with a plastic bag and rubber gloves, 17-year-old Brianna Moore is helping to clean our environment one cigarette butt at a time. More>>

Metro Airport to install LED lighting in parking structures Video included

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Detroit Metro Airport is replacing over 6,000 incandescent lights throughout its parking structures. The move to LED lighting is expected to save energy and money. More>>

DTE turbines turning wind into clean, renewable energy Video included

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Catching a breeze takes on a whole new meaning in Michigan's thumb area where turbines are turning wind into clean, renewable energy. More>>

Volunteers wanted to help monitor water quality in rivers and streams Video included

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Monitoring the health of area waterways is no easy task, but you can help by adopting a stream. The Clinton River Watershed Council is looking for volunteers. More>>

Lake Orion brownfield transformed into green auto body shop Video included

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A Lake Orion collision center fixes cars without damaging the planet. The whole facility was once contaminated. Now it is green from the roof to the repair shop. More>>

Rain barrel sales to be held in Canton, Rochester Hills Video included

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Rain barrels fill up fast and help save homeowners money, according to Chris Merucci of Great Lakes Rain Barrel in Livonia. His company has two rain barrel sales are scheduled for June. More>>

Over 100 Denso employees to help the Rouge River environment Video included

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A working weekend is in store for employees of an auto supplier based in Southfield. A big group from Denso will head to the banks of the Rouge River on Saturday to help the environment. More>>

Rain barrel sale happening Saturday in Bloomfield Township

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Made of 85 percent recycled material, rain barrels will be on sale for one day only at the Bloomfield Township municipal offices on Telegraph Road. More>>

PM Environmental revitalizes old industrial building in Berkley Video included

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A 1946 building sat vacant on Eleven Mile in Berkley for several years. Now the former tool and die shop is home to PM Environmental, an environmental risk management firm that evaluates commercial properties. More>>

Student bug hunts help Wayne County track water quality Video included

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Bugs are important to our environment and can even tell us about our water quality. That's why dozens on local students have been taking part in bug hunts. More>>

Greenlancer takes an assembly line approach to green engineering Video included

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A Detroit-based startup is taking off and installing green energy systems across the globe. They are taking a unique approach using a network of expert "freelancers." More>>

Storm Water Greenscape Project beginning at Lake St. Clair Metropark Video included

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A multi-million dollar project is about to get underway at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Macomb County to make it more eco-friendly. More>>

Wayne State students giving a Malibu an eco-friendly makeover Video included

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Some Wayne State University students are redesigning a Chevy Malibu.  They are making the car more eco-friendly as part of an international competition. More>>

Group of Michigan students create rentable 'smart bike' Video included

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Riding a bike is a popular way to roll, but what if you don't have one?  A group of University of Michigan students came up with the start-up A2B Bikeshare to solve that problem. More>>

BCBS parking deck has second largest 'green roof' in Michigan Video included

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They are the largest health insurer in Michigan and the largest employer in the City of Detroit.  Blue Cross Blue Shield also has another distinction -- one of the biggest "green roofs" in the state. More>>

Rain barrel workshop held along Detroit River

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A group gathered along the Detroit River on a sunny Saturday to talk about rain barrels. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy is hosted a rain barrel workshop with the Sierra Club in celebration of Spring and Earth Day. More>>

Rochester plays host to big Earth Day celebration this weekend Video included

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The Michigan Earth Day Fest is happening this weekend in downtown Rochester.  It is one of the planet's largest Earth Day events with 150 exhibits. More>>

Earth Day Festival coming to Rochester this weekend Video included

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Shop, learn and celebrate at the Michigan Earth Day Festival from April 26 - 28. More>>

Volunteers in Pontiac turn vacant lots into community gardens Video included

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The city of Pontiac has two to brand new white pine trees. Residents planted one on N. Saginaw for Earth Day and to kick off community gardening season. More>>

Sterling Heights has won 'Tree City USA' award 28 straight years Video included

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For more than two dozen years, Sterling Heights has received the Tree City USA award from the National Arbor Foundation.  The program recognizes communities with a commitment to forestry, caring for and maintaining trees. More>>

Beekeeper says his 'sweeties' are thriving in Detroit Video included

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Thousands of honey bees are thriving on vacant lots in Detroit.  They've been turned into sanctuaries to help bees, which are dying by the thousands. More>>

Detroit schools compete to recycle the most phone books Video included

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When's the last time you flipped through a phone book? They're big and clunky and they produce a lot of waste. More than a dozen Detroit schools are competing to see who can recycle the most phone books.
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Wayne State students build water system in Honduras Video included

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When a group of Wayne State students realized how hard it is to find clean drinking water in parts of Honduras, they spent their spring break building a new water system there. More>>

Greening of Detroit begins tree planting season

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The Greening of Detroit is kicked off its tree planting season Saturday with plans to put almost 2500 trees in the ground by mid-June. Volunteers included 200 team members from Quicken Loans. More>>

THAW and Consumers hold contest for affordable energy ideas

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THAW and Consumers Energy are holding a contest for the best new business idea to encourage a reduction in energy use. More>>

O'Brien Construction could win award for its green headquarters

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A growing number of construction companies are  implementing green practices.  In Troy, one company used those practices to build a new headquarters.  They are now up for an environmental award. More>>

Entries being accepted for green school art contest

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A masterpiece comes in many forms.  In this case, artwork by area students, with a green theme.
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$100 home energy audit program extended through March Video included

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The deadline for Better Buildings for Michigan program has been extended to March 31.  It is your last chance to get a home energy audit for $100. More>>

Metro Detroit Ford plant recycles all manufacturing, production waste Video included

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The Blue Oval is getting greener.  Ford Motor Company has an aggressive plan to keep tons of waste out of landfills.  In fact, the Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights is already meeting some impressive goals. More>>

Michigan tomatoes for Meijer grown year-round at greenhouse Video included

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Meijer is now selling fresh, vine-ripened, Michigan-grown tomatoes year-round.  The vegetables are grown in a state-of-the-art, hydroponic greenhouse in Coldwater. More>>

University of Michigan students build super mileage car Video included

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You may have heard of the U of M solar car, but the University of Michigan has another incredible car built by students.  It's the super mileage car, and it lives up to its name.
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Solar panels part of OU professor's plan to create net zero home Video included

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An Oakland University professor has turned his house into an energy experiment.  He is using it to teach his students about alternative energy. More>>

Gardner-White's new warehouse features recycling facility Video included

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Gardner-White Furniture is also in the business of protecting our planet.  They have a recycling facility at their new warehouse in Auburn Hills that processes cardboard and Styrofoam.
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Electric vehicles can be found all around the auto show Video included

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You can see them buzzing around the track on the lower level of Cobo at the Aisin Drive Green Experience and all over the auto show floor.  Even luxury automakers like Mercedes are showing off electric vehicles. More>>

Device helping Westland lower carbon emissions from vehicles Video included

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Fire trucks in the Wayne-Westland Fire Department rack up plenty of miles.  They go on 14,000 emergency runs a year.  Now the department has some of the greenest rigs around. More>>

Christmas lights and various holiday leftovers can be recycled Video included

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If your Christmas lights have lost their luster, don't throw them away.  Those strings of wire and tiny bulbs can be recycled, as well as various holiday leftovers such as cardboard and wine and champagne bottles. More>>

FOXe Kids Edition Special Video included

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In school, students learn the three R's of education: Reading, writing, and arithmetic. But, what happens when environmental awareness enters the classroom? More>>

Arts and Scraps helps kids be creative in a green way Video included

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Arts and Scraps, a Detroit-based nonprofit, reuses 28 tons of recycled materials and visit 275,000 students a year opening their minds to creative possibilities. More>>

High schooler’s “Anti-Idling” campaign to protect the environment Video included

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One high schooler is a "green leader" as he encourages you to stop letting your car idle, as the extra fumes send extra Carbon Dioxide into the atmosphere each year. More>>

Student-made bio fuel may soon power New Haven school bus Video included

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You can use it to make French fries or run an engine.  Some metro Detroit high school students are turning vegetable oil into bio fuel.  Soon their fuel could help power a school bus in New Haven. More>>

Despite the cold, plants thrive inside Clinton Township school Video included

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Outdoor gardening season is over but at one local middle school, plants are thriving inside a special greenhouse. More>>

Student gets campus recycling program started at U of D Mercy Video included

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Residence halls at the University of Detroit Mercy are now a little green after a group of student athletes helped set up a campus recycling program.  One student's persistence made it all happen. More>>

Live Green Fair in Ferndale to feature eco-friendly vendors Video included

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From industrial food containers transformed into homemade rain barrels to a SmartKlean ball that claims to wash your clothes without laundry detergent, you'll find a host of earth friendly products and ideas at Ferndale's Live Green Fair. More>>

Get a $100 home energy audit through December Video included

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October is the perfect time to get a home energy audit.  An assessment typically costs $350, but now through the end of the year, Southeast Michigan residents can sign up to get it done for $100. More>>

West Bloomfield hospital expects greenhouse to lower food cost Video included

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Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital's new greenhouse will provide food for visitors and patients year round. It's expected to reduce the hospital's food cost by more than $20,000 a year. More>>

Royal Oak dry cleaner uses more earth friendly solvents Video included

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Rembrandt Dry Cleaners uses alternative, more earth friendly solvents instead of perchlorethylene, which has been linked to kidney and liver disease, cancer and environmental risks. More>>

DTE spearheading big recycling effort at Detroit Jazz Festival Video included

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You can feel the groove around Campus Martius and you can also see the green.  For the fourth straight year, the DTE Energy Foundation is greening the Detroit Jazz Festival. More>>

Jewish cemetery in Roseville offers green burial Video included

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A five acre forest at Hebrew Memorial Gardens in Roseville is now recognized by the Green Burial Council.  There is room for a thousand green graves there and strict guidelines will be followed. More>>

A greener way to tear down Detroit's vacant homes Video included

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Reclaim Detroit is helping to battle blight in an earth-friendly way.  Rather than demolish homes, workers deconstruct them, salvaging thousands of dollars in materials that would otherwise go to a landfill. More>>

Ferndale 'Green Cruise' encourages use of non-motorized transportation Video included

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Before the annual Woodard Dream Cruise, there is the Ferndale Green Cruise.  It's a celebration of human powered transportation.  Saturday, hundreds of people will flock to Ferndale to burn calories instead of burning gas. More>>

Ypsilanti brewery using greener ways to make golden brews Video included

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A local microbrewery has gotten crafty when it comes to the environment.  Their brewing process now includes solar power and other eco-friendly technology. More>>

DTE expanding energy-efficient lighting program for businesses

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DTE Energy is expanding an incentive program designed to help businesses pay for the cost of switching to more energy efficient T8 fluorescent lighting. More>>

Eco-friendly ways to beat the heat and save cash Video included

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It's been a hot summer. For those with air conditioning, the proof is in the electric bill. And for those without it, the proof is in those stifling sleepless nights. More>>

Local entrepreneur designs green shirts

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A local entrepreneur is recycling her career - designing earth-friendly t-shirts. The shirts are inspirational from the inside out.Julie Geisinger left her day job in public relations to start "Free to More>>

Find products for green living at the Wyandotte Street Art Fair Video included

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The Wyandotte Street Art Fair is underway.  There is art, jewelry, music and, of course, food, but this year the fair is also helping you go green. More>>

Make your next grill out more eco-friendly

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Thousands of beachgoers, pool partiers and sun lovers are breaking out the grills, brews, lemonade and barbecue gear.  There are some simple ways to keep it eco-friendly. More>>

IKEA installs over 4,000 solar panels on Canton store's roof Video included

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You may have gone there to check out their hip and functional furniture, but there's something else cool about the IKEA store in Canton.  It turns out there's a massive green project up on the roof. More>>

Northville elementary teaching kids about the environment Video included

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School is out for the summer and children are loving it.  However, one local school is already thinking green for next year, and they've incorporated the environment into the lesson plan. More>>

Today's rain barrels are more user friendly Video included

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Rain barrels are no longer just big buckets that catch water.  Believe it or not the technology is improving.   Find out why they are more user friendly these days and where you can get one at a great price. More>>

New Livonia recycling facility pays cash for metal, electronics Video included

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Have an old grill, siding or some other scrap metal just lying around?  Advanced Recycling, a new business in Livonia, will pay you cash for that trash!
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Brewery's spent grain feeding local cows

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From micro brew to moo, if some cows in Ortonville could talk, they would probably thank brew master Tim Selewski for keeping them well fed. More>>

Ann Arbor studio repurposes all things metal

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Sparks fly inside an Ann Arbor studio every time John Walters goes to work. The artist and designer is one of the co-owners of METAL, a unique fabrication shop, art gallery and studio on Felch Street just off of Main. More>>

Group has warning about garden hoses

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A group that studies the safety of consumer products says some garden hoses may not be safe. More>>

How to create an energy efficient home

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Adam Duke and Jacob Smith from Go Green Energy Consulting have the following tips and ideas for choosing smarter, sustainable energy-saving products for your home. More>>

FOX 2 Garden to Help Fight Hunger

Earth Day is just around the corner. FOX 2 is celebrating with the dedication of our own urban garden. More>>

FOXe Report: Bio-Fuel Game Changer

The cost of gasoline has drivers feeling the pain at the pump nationwide. Bio-fuel could be the solution to weaning the U.S. off its dependency on foreign oil, but in recent years the high cost of feed stock has idled... More>>

Electronic Waste Recycling Made Easy

Technology is changing rapidly. Chances are you have an old television, laptop or other electronics just lying around. Those items can all be recycled, and you can even get them picked up at your door if you live in certain... More>>

The Cool Green Machine: Cooler Doubles as an Air Conditioner

It works like a traditional cooler with ice to preserve food or drinks, but a fan is the key to this unique invention. The Cool Green Machine is a cooler that also cools the environment. It was invented by Virgil Heil of... More>>

'Solar Tree' Spouts Up at General Motors Facility in Warren

General Motors plants a new tree at one of its facilities in Warren, but it's not what you think. The company has installed a high tech "solar tree."  FOX 2's Robin Schwartz explains what it does. More>>

Power From Garbage in Macomb County

Southeastern Michigan will have one of the region's largest waste-to-energy projects when a Macomb County landfill adds a new methane-burning electric power plant in January. More>>

Green Zone Pizza Traces It's Green Roots Back To Switzerland

One of the newest pizza places in town is also a green place to eat, so the name Green Zone Pizza is a natural fit! It just opened it's doors in Grosse Pointe. In Monday's Fox eReport, Robin Schwartz introduced us to the... More>>

Big Block of Ice to Cool Plymouth Business This Summer

This time of year, you're probably not thinking about air conditioning, but an Ann Arbor company says winter is the perfect time to think about it. They're using the cold temperatures outside to make a giant block of ice... More>>

Brighton's Urban Ashes Recycles Trees into Frames

You see it all the time, giant trees being cut down in city parks or neighborhoods. So, what happens to some of that wood? A Brighton company called Urban Ashes is reclaiming this natural resource. More>>

Habitat for Humanity Opens Restore to Sell Discount Items in Detroit

Habitat for Humanity opens Restore on Mack Avenue to sell discount items in Detroit. More>>

FOXe: DTE Energy's 'Smart Home' Video included

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The "Smart Home" at DTE Energy's headquarters in Detroit uses and demonstrates new technology that will change the way we use power in the future. More>>

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