Greenville goes green. Or greener, we should say. This video of the city installing solar panels on Greenville schools and city buildings from a few weeks ago (print story here) ties in nicely with this week's story about Energy Works of Ann Arbor planning to help 90 Michigan schools install solar and wind systems in the next three years as part of the Michigan Renewable Schools program.
Been lost in some books and my own little austerity movement here. I'm still paying attention though, saving all these links, news junkie that I am. One thought that keeps coming back to me: Since Snyder will focus on "tending our garden" here in Michigan rather than striving for diversity in our economic base (potential fatal flaw in the plan, IMO. See: Engler, John), we better hope the auto industry keeps on keeping on - and keeps getting greener. The efforts we have made to diversify into other sectors such as "energy, defense and film" are predicted to pay off this year, but once again autos and auto suppliers are leading the way in job growth. With that in mind, some items of note from this week:
Back to my book. And football. And making some chili, just the ticket for this cold winter day.
Have a great week.