Patricia Hubbell


8 Reasons Why You Should Plant a Tree For Earth Day

Planting trees is one of the easiest and most sustainable ways to positively affect the environment.


Green infrastructure saves money and improves health

Back in the day, almost every residential Detroit street was lined with big elm trees that formed shady, green tunnels. That’s why Detroit was once called “The…


Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Graceful Elm trees once lined the streets of Detroit, forming vaulted tunnels of shade through most neighborhoods. But that all changed when the Dutch Elm…


Now is the time for tree planting

When Fall rolls around each year, I think of bursting colors from changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and the rapidly approaching holidays.

Food and Recipes

Honeybees are an integral part of our food chain

I have, like most people, always had a slight fear of bees. It's no secret their stinging reputation precedes any benefits they may provide!


Don’t forget about tree maintenance during drought

All of us in metro Detroit are suffering from this summer’s extraordinary heat and humidity. During the hot weather, it is especially important to stay hydrated…


Reap the Healthy Benefits of a Brisk, Mid-Day Walk

Sitting can be hazardous to health, but don't underestimate the power of a good walk during your workday.

Confident business colleagues walking down in office building and talking
Home and Family

Teaching Kids About Money Can Also Improve Adult Financial Literacy

Let’s face it: Many of us don’t do the greatest job managing our personal finances. A recent Freakonomics blog post discussed the woeful state of most Americans’…


Community Challenge Motivates Lansing-Area Walkers to Keep Moving

Sometimes people need motivation to exercise and stay physically active, particularly during the gray winter months. Maybe that’s why more than 2,200…


#WellnessWeds: Walker Overcomes Physical Disability, Bad Weather to Keep Moving

Exercising in the winter can be challenging, especially if you live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The snow, ice and bitter cold keep many people from venturing…


The Uninsured Find Help in Michigan’s Free Clinics

Free clinics are the unsung heroes of the health care safety net. They help people who have nowhere else to turn. When I stopped by St.

Home and Family

Urban Swim Initiative Aims to Reduce Drowning Rates Among Detroit Kids

In Michigan, drowning is the No. 2 cause of accidental death for children ages 14 and under. In urban areas like Detroit, Lansing and Grand Rapids…


6 Great Reasons to Get on Your Bike and Tour de Troit

The Tour de Troit is back! There are plenty of good reasons to pump up your tires, strap on your helmet and head to Roosevelt Park in Detroit this Saturday…

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