A “green team” of renewable energy leaders will help Traverse City fulfill its pledge to wean the city off fossil fuels for municipal electricity use. The target date for going 100 percent renewable is 2020.
Green roofs-roofs covered with soil, grasses, and plants rather than shingles or metal-could soon become a more common sight in Grand Traverse County and other parts of the state.
In the Grand Traverse region, our long-distance commutes are having a big impact on our health. In fact, most Grand Traverse area workers spend about 46 minutes a day sitting alone in their cars traveling to and from work.
Transportation costs in the Grand Traverse region are sky-high. In fact, the average family spends about $15,000 a year on transportation alone, according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Grand Traverse County road officials could adopt a policy that would symbolize its commitment to improving roads, reducing traffic congestion, and helping people get around the region efficiently.