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Please Water Your Street Trees

Please Water Your Street Trees

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

The extreme weather of the past few weeks, including high temperatures and lack of rain, has placed a great deal of stress on many elements of our community, including the street trees in front of residences and businesses. The City of Holland is requesting residents and property owners to assist in taking care of their street trees (located in the City right-of-way, typically between the street and sidewalk or immediately adjacent to the street in areas without a curb and/or sidewalk), during this drought-like period by watering them on a regular basis. When watering, please note that the depth of the water is extremely important, and watering for a longer period of time will allow the moisture to get down to the roots and protect against the heat. Using five to ten gallons of water, twice a week, is a good gauge for watering.

Free MAX Rides Wed., June 20 for Clean Air Action Day

Free MAX Rides Wed., June 20 for Clean Air Action Day

The Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority for the greater Holland/Zeeland area will offer FREE fixed route bus rides tomorrow, Wednesday, June 20,  because it has been declared a Clean Air Action Day (formerly Ozone Action Day) by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). 

Clean Air Action Days are declared by air pollution control agencies when air pollutants rise to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.  Residents are encouraged to walk, bike, ride share, trip plan, and use public transit instead of driving a single occupant vehicle.  For tips on how to reduce harmful emissions on high air pollutant days, visit the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition’s website at www.wmcac.org or the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council website at www.the-macc.org/.

Free MAX Rides for Clean Air Action Day, Fri. June 15

News Release:

Please be advised that the Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority for the greater Holland/Zeeland area will offer FREE fixed route bus rides tomorrow, Friday,  (June 15) because it has been declared a Clean Air Action Day (formerly Ozone Action Day) by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). 

Clean Air Action Days are declared by air pollution control agencies when air pollutants rise to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.

Clean Air Action Day means FREE fixed route bus rides tomorrow, Sat. June 9

Clean Air Action Day means FREE fixed route bus rides tomorrow, Sat. June 9

Please be advised that the Macatawa Area Express (MAX) Transportation Authority for the greater Holland/Zeeland area will offer FREE fixed route bus rides tomorrow (June 9) because it has been declared a Clean Air Action Day (formerly Ozone Action Day) by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). 

Clean Air Action Days are declared by air pollution control agencies when air pollutants rise to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups.  Residents are encouraged to use walk, bike, ride share, trip plan, and use public transit instead of driving a single occupant vehicle.  For tips on how to reduce harmful emissions on high air pollutant days, visit the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition’s website at www.wmcac.org.

Herman Miller and VanderWall Brothers Concrete Team Up to Make a Better World

Herman Miller took another step forward in its journey toward achieving a “Better World” and its Perfect Vision 2020 goals by helping to discover a way to recycle one of the company’s largest landfill items, powdercoat overspray. The collaborative effort marks the culmination of more than seven years of intense research and testing by Herman Miller and VanderWall Brothers Concrete, one of the company’s suppliers.

“This is a testament to the perseverance and determination of our team and suppliers to reduce our impact on the environment while also helping others,” said Gabe Wing, Herman Miller’s Director of Environmental Health and Safety. “It feels pretty darn good to get this done.”

Hope College Recognized as a “Green College"

HOLLAND – Hope College is one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, according to The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com), which has selected Hope for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its free downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.”

Tulips in Zeeland

Tulips in Zeeland

Patti Wolters of Zeeland sent us this great photo of yesterday's weather. While we had record high temperatures in March, we're now reminded of what a typically April in West Michigan is like.