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  • Speaking of Resilience Podcast

    Speaking of Resilience Podcast

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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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  • Farms, Food & Health

    Farms, Food & Health

    Connecting health care, wellness, and local food

    Groundwork's Farms, Food & Health brings together health practitioners, employers, hospital and school food service directors, educators, farmers, and others interested in connecting the dots between health care, wellness, and locally grown food.

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  • Taste the Local Difference

    Taste the Local Difference

    Michigan’s local food marketing agency

    Taste the Local Difference® ( 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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  • T.C. Mobility Lab

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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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  • Clean Energy

    25% Reduction in Energy Demand by 2025

    By the year 2025, the Traverse City area will achieve at least a 25% reduction in energy demand and an increase in renewable energy production to 25% of the total. We intend to put the region on the map with one of the best clean energy programs in Michigan and a national leader among rural regions.

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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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