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Consumers Energy Plugs in to Clean Energy Future, Turning to Electric Vehicles for Company Employees

Energy Provider Also Works with General Motors to Promote Smart Charging
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said this morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.

ArtPrize Facebook Voting Begins for High School Student Competition

Consumers Energy sponsoring annual art student competition
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Facebook voting for a contest featuring the artwork of 10 Grand Rapids high school students is adding to the buzz surrounding the kickoff of ArtPrize 10 on Wednesday, Sept. 19.

The winner of the ArtPrize 10 SmartArt People's Choice Award will be determined by the most Facebook reactions, including likes, loves, shares, etc.

Read the full article, and view the image gallery, on MLive.com.

 

 

Sappi Supports Forestry Conservation in Lake States

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Every year, the SFI Implementation Committees pool and distribute resources, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to various organizations in support of conservation, research and education. Since 1995, SFI participants have collectively contributed over $1.6 billion to conservation efforts.

Our wood procurement group for the Cloquet Mill supports numerous conservation projects through direct funding and in-kind resources, as well as through the collaborative efforts of the SFI Implementation Committees in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Consumers Energy Donates $25K to Boardman Lake Loop Trail Project

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by Devon Mahieu

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- A Grand Traverse County trail project is one step closer to being complete thanks to a donation from Consumers Energy.

To read the full article, visit UpNorthLive.com.

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Middle Schoolers Prepare for Lunar Landings at Jackson Robotics Event

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by Nikos Frazier | nfrazier@mlive.com

SUMMIT TWP., MI -- The 30th season of the FIRST Tech Challenge has been announced and Jackson County middle schoolers were at Jackson College on Saturday to brainstorm and strategize.

Focusing on the upcoming 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, this year's challenge is a "Rover Ruckus."

eBay Announces Lansing, Michigan as its Second Retail Revival Partner City

The partnership will help local businesses in Lansing utilize eBay’s global marketplace to boost their reach and revenue.
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Members of eBay’s leadership team gathered with the Lansing Mayor’s Office, local government officials and small business owners to celebrate the announcement of eBay’s Retail Revival program in Lansing, Michigan. The second partnership of its kind, the 12-month program will provide training to Lansing entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to harness the power of technology and eBay’s global marketplace to help boost their reach and revenue.

Middle School Educators Across Southeast Michigan Adopt Computational Thinking Curriculum to Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

Through “Ignite My Future in School” Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Deliver Job Readiness to Students and World-Class Professional Development for Educators at Belleville High School in Belleville, Michigan
Press Release

BELLEVILLE, MI, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have announced the Michigan launch of their Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS) initiative.

Consumers Energy Named ‘Most Trusted Brand’ Among Midwest Utilities for Business Customers

Company No. 1 in Midwest Region; One of the Top Utilities in the Country
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., July 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – An independent national survey has named Consumers Energy as a “Most Trusted Brand,” ranking it as a top utility in the Midwest and in the top 15 in the nation among providers of electricity and natural gas according to business customers.

“At Consumers Energy, we work every day to help Michigan be more competitive and attractive to businesses. We know that when Michigan wins, we all win,” said Brian Rich, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of customer experience.

Consumers Energy Proposes Long-Term Plan, Cleaner Energy Future for Michigan

Plan includes retirement of coal plants; more renewable energy, energy efficiency
Summary: 

Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

Press Release

Fast Facts

  • Karn 1 and 2 would be retired in 2023
  • 37 percent renewable energy by 2030
  • 43 percent renewable energy by 2040
  • Significant investments in solar and increased use of energy efficiency and customer demand management programs

LEARN MORE: See more information about Consumers Energy's Integrated Resource Plan at www.ConsumersEnergy.com.

A Right to Water – Is Water a Human Right or a Commodity?

By Allison Torres Burtka and Wren Montgomery, Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Is water a human right or a commodity? It’s treated like both.

As water scarcity becomes more pressing, both public and private entities have had to examine their stances on how water resources should be controlled. These issues frequently arise in the developing world, where water resources and sanitation often are inadequate—but are now arising increasingly in U.S. cities, when drinking water gets contaminated or residents can’t pay their water bills.

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