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  • Groundwork Shines

    Groundwork Shines

    Solar Power Heads North

    This is a terrific time to go solar in Traverse City. Groundwork, working with other businesses, residents, nonprofits, the city, and local contractors, launched Groundwork Shines—an extraordinary opportunity to invest in your own solar power and earn a strong return.

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  • Farm to School

    Farm to School

    Farm to School Programming in Northwest Michigan.

    Starting with just a few activities in one school in 2004, our farm to school program gradually grew to feature biweekly farm to school activities in more than 70 individual classrooms across 14 schools, reaching nearly 2,000 students.

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  • A2TC: Rail to Ann Arbor

    A2TC: Rail to Ann Arbor

    Train from TC to Ann Arbor

    Re-establishing passenger rail service between two of Michigan’s most vibrant cities—Ann Arbor and Traverse City—will link the resource-rich tourist destinations in the northwest and the economic and population centers in the southeast.

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  • Shut Down Line 5

    Shut Down Line 5

    Shut Down Line 5

    The Groundwork Center is joining a number of organizations and citizens across Michigan to keep oil out of the Great Lakes.

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  • Taste the Local Difference

    Taste the Local Difference

    Michigan’s local food marketing agency

    Taste the Local Difference® (www.localdifference.org) is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. It is a social enterprise of the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities. They are proponents of the Michigan Good Food Charter and are signatories to their resolution seeking to have 20% of all food sold in Michigan come from Michigan farms and food businesses by 2020.

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  • New Economy

    New Economy

    We need a new kind of conversation

    The New Economy project is a multimedia storytelling series that highlights talented millennials in the Traverse City region, and raises awareness about their contributions to the local economy and community.

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