Oakgreen

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.

Features

MI Earth Day Fest celebrates 12 years of celebrating the planet

The MI Earth Day Fest started at the Upland Hills Ecological Awareness Center in partnership with Oakland University in 2004, where it drew in about 1,000 attendees in its...

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

The warm(-ish) weather has finally returned to metro Detroit, and for many that means it’s time to hop on a bike, strap on some rollerblades or just put on...

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...

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

Listen to Anne Vaara speak here: It's the middle of a busy week, and Clinton River Watershed Council executive director Anne Vaara stands on the banks of the Clinton River...

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

ZeroBase Energy started in 2009 in Detroit's NextEnergy incubator as a renewable energy company that focused on solar energy and batteries. Their first client contract was an intelligence surveillance...

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Daylighting the Clinton River

Few people realize it, but there is a river running through downtown Pontiac - or at least there was. The Clinton River actually runs beneath the city because it...
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Featured Video: NO HAZ

You can't throw the paint down the drain or dump the oil back behind the garage so it's a good thing that the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium exists.   Load up...
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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,...
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Featured Video: NO Haz in Oakland County

You can't throw the paint down the drain or dump the oil back behind the garage so it's a good thing that the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium...
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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...

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