Friday, November 7, 2014

Green ER Renewable Energy Community Forum

The Green ER sponsored Renewable Energy Community Forum drew a large and enthusiastic crowd at the government building on November 1. Hearing considerable local interest at that time, Green ER plans to present Renewable Energy Part 2 in early January, 2015.  That event will further explore innovations, details and steps for individuals as well as groups who wish to learn more about renewable energy options.  


Great Lakes Water Level: A Historical Perspective Presentation


The November 6 presentation on Great Lakes Water Levels: A Historical Perspective had a full house at the Elk Rapids Historical Society where guest speaker Rodger Gauthier drew upon his 30 years with the Army Corps of Engineers, his years with the Great Lakes Commission, and current work with Saving Our Waters International to give a full picture of long term and future prospects of water levels and their broad range impacts.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Green Elk Rapids & Elk Rapids Historical Society Host Lake Michigan Program

Lake Michigan Water Levels:  A Historical Perspective with Roger Gauthier.

Thursday, November 6th, 7:00 p.m., at the Elk Rapids Historical Museum, 301 Traverse Street.  As former regional head of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and current chair of Restore Our Water International, Mr. Gauthier is an expert on Great Lakes hydrology, hydraulics, and related economic and environmental changes.

This promises to be a robust discussion about the history of lake levels, government approaches, and citizen impact, as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

The public is cordially invited.  Further information: 231-264-0618.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Green Elk Rapids to Host Northport Energy Action Taskforce


On Saturday, November 1, GreenER will welcome Northport Energy Action Taskforce (NEAT) and Village of Northport president Barb VonVoigtlander for a community forum on renewable energy projects in their village, including wind and solar energy, and how their entities are working together to achieve 100% renewable energy within the Northport and Leelanau Township area.

Discussion topics will also include NEAT’s project with the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment graduate students, plans for future projects, and observations on joint public/private ventures.

The community is cordially invited to attend. 10 a.m., Government Building.

315 Bridge Street.  Further information:  231-264-0618.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Chasing Ice Movie Event


Thank you to everyone who came out to the Chasing Ice screening at the Elk Rapids Cinema last night! Make sure to check out the story hour today at 10:30am and walk around town to view the amazing Trashformations. Click HERE for a downloadable map and list of trashformations.