The Quincy Village Council unanimously approved an ordinance for the permitting of solar energy facilities in the village. Village Manager Eric Zuzga said the ordinance was drafted after inquiries were made in Quincy Township. Read more.
Archives for October 2017
The Michigan Municipal League recently released a new report highlighting the last decade of placemaking work in Michigan. The new report, “A Decade of Placemaking in Michigan,” is a retrospective of the League’s work in the placemaking arena since the early 2000s.
DEQ Sustainability Series Webinar on October 19th
Green Chemistry is the science of making smart choices in how we design, make, use and dispose of chemicals and chemical products. However, chemists also need to be aware of the potential unintended consequences of hazardous chemicals that may disproportionally impact children and adults in low income, minority neighborhoods. This violates our definition of social and environmental justice where all people, regardless of race or economic status, have the right to live, work, play and learn in healthy, safe environments. The goal of this webinar is to explore some of these disparities, and discuss opportunities for collaboration between the social sciences and the green chemistry enterprise to better educate the public on the role of chemicals in their daily lives, and understand how the field of green chemistry might offer practical solutions to these disparities. Register online.