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Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools Name Finalists for Seventh Annual Student Art Competition

Overall Winner, People’s Choice to be Announced During Project 1 this Fall
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., May 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Ten Grand Rapids Public Schools students have been selected from a record number of entries in an annual art competition focused on energy-related subjects. The artwork will be on display this fall during Project 1 by ArtPrize through collaboration with the district and Consumers Energy.

Consumers Energy Chief Sees Solar Future in Michigan

By Jim Malewitz
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Patti Poppe likes to joke about the bumper sticker she once stuck on her Chevy Volt electric hybrid car: “I ♥ coal.”

These days, the sticker sits in Poppe’s office at Consumers Energy’s headquarters in her hometown of Jackson. It’s a symbol of her personal evolution on climate change — and the transformation she’s leading at Michigan’s largest natural gas and power provider.

Consumers Energy Focuses on Providing World Class Performance While Delivering Hometown Service

2019 Sustainability Report showcases commitment to the triple bottom line
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At Consumers Energy, we’re more than pipes, poles and wires. We’re part of Michigan’s landscape. That’s why we’ve worked proudly to maintain the Mitten for more than 130 years.

From border to bridge and coast to coast, we’re helping our neighbors across Michigan by providing safe, reliable energy and caring for our communities.

As we reflect on our efforts to pursue our purpose of World Class Performance Delivering Hometown Service, we know our business is about more than profits. It’s about enabling the communities we serve to share in our success.

Consumers Energy Releases 12 Rare Blanding’s Turtles Protected During Natural Gas Pipeline Project

More Than 200 Potential Turtle Names Submitted Via Social Media
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SAGINAW, MI, May 16, 2019 – Twelve rare juvenile Blanding’s Turtles hatched from incubated eggs were released today back into a turtle-friendly habitat created for them near Saginaw by Consumers Energy employees.

$13M Apartment Complex Breaks Ground in Downtown Jackson

By Taylor DesOrmeau
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JACKSON, MI – Crews have broken ground on a new apartment complex after three years of discussion.

The $13 million development, called The 200, includes plans for 86 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on four floors. It’s on pace to open in spring 2021, said Kevin Thomson of Jackson Downtown Partners, developer of the complex.

The city is giving over the land for $1 and Consumers Energy is incorporating the project into its Jackson Smart Energy District.

Plans for complex include solar panels on the roof and energy efficiencies throughout.

Consumers Energy Powers Future STEM Careers by Inspiring Students through Robotics Programs

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This year’s season is over for high school robotics teams across Michigan, but Consumers Energy is still bringing the energy to their cause.

Consumers Energy’s Sustainability Report Focuses on Triple Bottom Line Commitment to People, Planet, Michigan’s Prosperity

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At Consumers Energy, we’re passionate about making life in Michigan better today while keeping an eye on the future – ensuring this is a great place to live for the generations ahead.

Today, Consumers Energy released our annual Sustainability Report. The report offers insight into our company’s work to serve two-thirds of Michigan’s residents and our Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Partners in Purpose: Consumers Energy Supports the Robotics Revolution

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This past weekend, Consumers Energy sponsored the FIRST Championship for high school robotics teams across the world. The competition was held in Michigan, with 90 local teams participating - more than any other state! 

By supporting events like the FIRST Championship, Consumers Energy hopes to advance the development of skills employers in the area need, from manufacturing and engineering to marketing and communications.

Consumers Energy | Bright Future Blooms

Pipeline restoration work creates new habitat for bees, butterflies
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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

Consumers Energy Helps Grand Rapids Reach 40% Tree Canopy Goal

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Did you know one tree can produce enough oxygen for up to four people? According to the Arbor Day Foundation, planting trees has many benefits including improving air quality, protecting wildlife and enabling energy savings.

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