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Oakland County is building strong communities by encouraging economic growth and environmental stewardship though OakGreen. This initiative promotes reducing energy consumption to meet the  "Triple Bottom Line:"  Money saved = economic bottom line;  Cleaner Air = environmental bottom line; and Stronger Economy = community bottom line.



Your 2016 guide to the new and next on Metro Detroit's trails

Metro Detroit is home to over 1,000 miles of trails—with even more being planned and built every year. Here's what to expect as you plan your next non-motorized adventure.


Take me to the river: CRWC director Anne Vaara on restoring an urban waterway

The Clinton River may be an Area of Concern, but it's also Michigan's most populous watershed. And that means lots of volunteers at-the-ready to clean things up, which makes Clinton River Watershed Council director Anne Vaara's job plenty of fun.

Lake Norcentra Park

Lake Norcentra Park on the Rochester College campus is open to serve the community

Many colleges and universities have beautiful campuses that are lovingly landscaped and carefully maintained…and also not explicitly open to the public. Rochester College in Rochester Hills is going to change that with Lake Norcentra Park.

South Pacific Steel Installation

ZeroBase brings renewable energy to areas in need all over the world

Ferndale-based ZeroBase Energy was established in 2009 with the vision of making cleaner sources of energy more accessible to those most in need. 

Oakland County Senior Planner Kristen Wiltfang surrounded by city officials

County planner instrumental in acquiring $1mil in grants honored by Clinton River Trail Alliance

Kristen Wiltfang, senior planner in the Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, was honored for her role in obtaining nearly $1 million in grant funding to help develop the Clinton River Trail.
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Featured Video: NO HAZ

Several communities in Oakland County have come together to provide residents a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). These communities form the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). The NO HAZ Consortium's goal is to provide regular, reliable and easily accessible HHW collection services to its residents.


Daylighting the Clinton River

A river runs through it. Or once did. Forced below ground (and concrete), folks in downtown Pontiac haven't seen the Clinton River since 1963. Now, there's talk of daylighting the river, which is seen by some as a too-costly proposition and by others as a necessary step toward revitalizing the city's core.


Featured Video: Oakland County International Airport goes green

Oakland County International Airport is now home to Michigan's first LEED-certified green airport terminal. A living wall of tropical plants clean the air; while charging stations power up electric vehicles. This new terminal is leading the nation in environmental aviation design.

Earth Day

Featured Video: Earth Day Festival

In honor of Earth Day here's a video recap of the Earth Day Festival in Rochester. You'll see that being green is not only helpful but fun. And remember, Earth Day shouldn't just be one day a year ... it should be every day of the year.

No Haz

Featured Video: NO Haz in Oakland County

Prosper drops in on a NO Haz pick-up event, where the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium was there to take your hazardous materials off your hands. A heads up: There's another event coming up Oct. 17 at the Orion Commerce Center.
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