Earth Day at 50

Untitled by Brooke Pennington Happy 50th Earth Day everyone! It’s without a doubt the weirdest one on record, but I thought you might be interested in the Michigan roots of Earth Day, at the University of Michigan to be precise. James Tobin of Michigan Today shares the story of the Teach-In on the Environment that … Continue reading Earth Day at 50

Beach Party!

Untitled, photo by Brooke Pennington Michigan has miles and miles of public beaches, and our entire Great Lakes shoreline is open for walking by state law. Here’s hoping you can close out your summer with some fun in the sun! View Brooke’s photo bigger and see more in his Summer slideshow. Lots more Michigan beaches on Michigan … Continue reading Beach Party!

Summer Solstice Scorcher!

Untitled, photo by Brooke Pennington I thought a cool photo would be perfect for this scorching hot summer solstice! The Summer Solstice is the yearly moment when the sun’s apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost point. You can think about it as throwing a ball up in the air – when the ball reaches its maximum … Continue reading Summer Solstice Scorcher!

Michigan by Rail: How will we get from here to there?

Untitled, photo by Brooke Pennington. There’s a great post over on Absolute Michigan about a series of Michigan Rail Forums that are seeking to develop a statewide vision for freight, passenger and commuter rail – click over and check it out! There’s also a great video about the history of railroads in Michigan. I for … Continue reading Michigan by Rail: How will we get from here to there?

Earth Day at 40, Earth Day in Michigan

Untitled, photo by Brooke Pennington. Many folks may not know that Earth Day has deep roots in Michigan, at the University of Michigan to be precise. James Tobin at Michigan Today has the story of the Teach-In on the Environment that UM held in March of 1970 because Earth Day fell right in the middle … Continue reading Earth Day at 40, Earth Day in Michigan