Learn from Example: How Michigan Goes Above and Beyond for the Environment

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How Michigan saves the environment
Being kind to the environment is something many Michiganders are passionate about in their daily work and hobbies. In fact, Michigan has one of the highest number of ‘green jobs,’ in America. About 70,000 people work in renewable energy and more than 64,000 in “advanced transportation,” which includes working on hybrid or electric cars. There are also many Michigan towns and small businesses going above and beyond to be eco-friendly. Get inspired to do all you can by seeing how these cities, organization and companies in Michigan put the environment first:
  • Boxed Water is Better, LLC: This Grand Rapids-based company sells water in cardboard boxes—a packaging that’s more sustainable than typical plastic bottles. About 76 percent of the Boxed Water carton is made from renewable sources and the boxed water is carbon-filtered. Boxed Water is currently available in select locations in California, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and Wisconsin. For more information on this cool company, check out their website.
  • Southfield, Michigan: This city strives to protect the environment as much as possible. The city planners and elected officials are committed to preserving natural areas and reducing the overall carbon footprint across the globe. The city has won several awards for its green programs and projects, like a lake restoration project and environmentally friendly parking lot. Check out what Southfield is doing here.
And for more tips on going green in your everyday life, check out these blogs:
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