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SpeedyQ DRIVE Cups Are Now Carbon Neutral

We’re all getting better at changing our habits so that we can conserve resources. We’re more conscious about producing less waste for ...

7 Essential Items for the Perfect Day on the Great Lakes

Lake Huron is sometimes called “the forgotten lake” when compared to its more well-known siblings. But anyone who’s forgotten this lake is ...

Land of the Great Lakes: Love It or Lose It

The state of Michigan was recently named the best place in the world for outdoor enthusiasts. If you’ve spent a few hours ...

Go Green While You Go RV-ing

RV-ing is a great way to see the country. The wide open spaces, lack of strict schedules and the freedom to create ...

Spring Forward With a Green Clean

After a long, cold, seemingly endless winter, spring is finally here! For many of us, part of celebrating the season of renewal ...

How to Promote Wellness at Work

Employee health and happiness has a positive effect on companies, from productivity to competitive recruitment. Implementing a wellness program in your office ...

3 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Winter Clothes

Before you know it, the winter season will be over. That means it’ll be time to rearrange your closet and make room ...

How To Stay Active During the Winter Season

It can be tough to get motivated when the winter winds are howling and the air has a chilly bite, but you ...

6 Ways to Repurpose a Live Christmas Tree After the Holidays

Having a live Christmas tree in your home during the holidays makes the season more magical. The smell of fresh pine and ...

5 Eco-Friendly Toys To Buy This Holiday Season

Getting ready to holiday shop for those little ones that fill your heart with joy? The ones that make you consistently belly ...

5 Easy Outdoor Activities for Kids

Enjoy the end of summer by spending time outside with your kids. It’s the perfect time to get your kids outdoors and ...
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6 Things You Can Do To Prepare Your Home For Fall

The beginning of cooler weather brings changes for all, including your home! Be proactive and prepare your home for colder temperatures. Whether ...
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Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Cold, creamy ice cream is a must for surviving the summer heat! This summer, skip the long lines at an ice-cream ship ...
Workout Routine Green

Easy Ways To Make Your Workout Routine Green

Going green with your workout routine is much easier than you probably think. Both you and the environment will get great results ...
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Summer Solstice: How you can enjoy the longest day of the year

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year; a day that offers the most daylight and the shortest night. The ...
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5 Eco-Friendly Business Practices

Eco-friendly practices can be a great way for all types of businesses to help reduce their impact on the environment and preserve ...
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Michigan Activities for Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a national holiday that celebrates and recognizes the role of trees in our lives. It is celebrated every year ...
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Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning

Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning After a stuffy, cold winter, spring cleaning is the breath of fresh air that you and your entire house ...
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3 Ways To Recycle E-Waste

3 Ways To Recycle E-Waste How frequently do you find yourself upgrading to the latest and greatest cell phone, laptop, or TV? ...
holiday feasts

Prepare for Holiday Feasts the Green Way!

The Holidays are coming. If you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas and/or New Year’s with your family and friends, there is ...
october festivities

It’s Time for October Festivities!

October is one of the best months for indoor and outdoor fun. The weather has cooled, leaves are falling, and we are ...
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Self-Improvement Month

With a change in season, comes a change in you! September is Self-Improvement Month, and what better time to commit to improving ...
family fun month

Happy Family Fun Month!

You aren’t able to choose your family, but fortunately, you are able to choose what you do with your family! August is ...

Life Hacks: For When Life Happens

Life happens. Some of us were taught growing up to not take shortcuts in life; that we should work on each day ...
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SpeedyQ Drive Launch

One of the greatest parts of summer is being able to shed winter’s fleece and ease into the welcoming smell and feel ...

Michigan State Forests

Together with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and ADF, DRIVE™ is helping to replant several of Michigan’s state forests on a large scale. This project will replant native tree species to return this area to its natural state and improve area watershed health. The pine forests will grow to provide habitat for the endangered Kirtland’s warbler as well as many other game and nongame species. Trees species include Jack Pine and Red Pine.

Michigan State Forests
Thunder Bay River Watershed

Thunder Bay River Watershed

The Thunder Bay River Watershed is a vast river system well known for its high water quality and year-round outdoor recreational opportunities. Major portions of the headwater tributaries lie within the Mackinaw State Forest system, which are designated as coldwater fisheries and support a viable trout population. This area needs to be reforested immediately in order to prevent eroding surface soils and deter sediment inputs in these critical headwaters.

Sandhills Wildlife 
Management Area

Restoration of longleaf pine to 258 acres of Sandhills WMA Coleman tract, a recent acquisition in Taylor County, Georgia along Whitewater Creek. This tract was clearcut prior to purchase by the state. The sandy soils are highly erodible and are in desperate need of planting to stabilize the soils and stop erosion which is impacting Whitewater Creek, an important tributary to the Flint River. This tract was purchased to protect habitat for the gopher tortoise, a candidate for federal protection and a state threatened species.

Sandhills Wildlife 
Management Area