Media Stories 2012

Local Waste Fighters

Traverse City Business News, 2012

What SEEDS is doing to keep it green.

Poet Wooten Brings Elder History Project to Library

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, January 25, 2012

The Elder History Project is a collaborative effort between SEEDS, the Kalkaska County Library and the Commission on Aging.

SEEDS Nutritional Cooking Program Concludes

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, February 1, 2012

Several sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at Kalkaska Middle School participated in Cooking Matters for Teens through SEEDS programming.

Wooten Project Pairs Students with Seniors

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, February 15, 2012

Six Kalkaska students received a unique look into the lives of community elders, through participation in poet Terry Wooten's Elder History Project.

The Effects: Youth at Risk

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, February 22, 2012

Between 2005 and 2009, poverty among Kalkaska County children up to the age of 17 increased by 25 percent. Kalkaska schools partner with the SEEDS program.

2012 Project of the Year: Recycling Project of the Year (Part One) (Part Two)

The Corps Network, March 22, 2012

The 2012 "Full Circle Black Locust" project of the year taught SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps to recognize black locust not only as an invasive species but also as a resource.

Teamwork, Plus Bus, Equals Success

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, March 29, 2012

SEEDS works with local county's public transit to provide tutoring to students in rural areas.

Kevin Summers to Receive Michigan 'Champion of Health' Award

Manistee News, April 11, 2012

SEEDS team member to receive award for work with Manistee's Community Garden, the Sophia Street Garden.

Now Open: Manistee Farmers Market

Manistee News Advocate, May 14, 2012

Manistee Farmers Market run by SEEDS staff and students sells out vendor space.

Elder History Project Closes with Celebration

The Leader and the Kalkaskian, May 16, 2012

Students within SEEDS at Kalkaska schools met with elders in the community who shared their life stories; the students then turned the stories into poetry with the help of local poet bard Terry Wooten.

Russ Mawby Signature Project

Record Eagle, May 21, 2012

More than 300 AmeriCorps members in Michigan contribute to projects in the area for the 2012 Russ Mawby Signature Project.

TC Saves Program Gives Homeowners, Contractors a Foundation for Energy Efficiency

Second Wave, Northern Michigan, May 22, 2012

Traverse City homeowners can learn what it takes to make their homes more comfortable and energy efficient.

Forum: Improve Energy and Create Jobs? Yes

The Record Eagle, June 10, 2012

Right here in Northern Michigan, we could create a common-sense mechanism that would save many people money and produce new jobs.

Saving Energy & Creating Jobs

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, June 15, 2012

The Traverse City community could see spectacular growth in jobs and economic development for at least three decades and cut its overall energy costs between 50 and 70 percent by adopting an aggressive, countywide energy efficient program.

Traverse City Takes a Lead on Energy Efficiency

Energy News Network, June 22, 2012

A program called TC Saves recently won praise from Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a model for how to leverage various segments of the public and private sector to create energy-efficiency incentives.

Music Camp is Creative Outlet

The Record Eagle, June 27, 2012

The beat went on at the SEEDS School of Rock Camp held at Twin Lakes Park. Earth Work musicians, including Seth Bernard, Josh Davis from Steppin In It, Rachel Davis and Darlene Graham Parsons, guided and facilitated the four-day creative immersion.

Old Settlers Park May Get Deck, Stairs from SEEDS Program

Leelanau Enterprise, June 28, 2012

The SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps may build an observation deck with a boardwalk and seating benches, as well as a new set of stairs leading to the beach for the Old Settlers Park in Empire Township if they receive a grant.

Northwest Michigan is Behind Energy Efficiency for Businesses, Government, and Homes

Second Wave Northern Michigan, September 25, 2012

What if there was a way to save money at your business, create jobs locally, promote local economic development, improve your business' sustainability and lower its environmental impact all at once?

Group Runs with CCC Idea

Record Eagle, September 26, 2012

A conservation crew with SEEDS cut, pulled, and hacked away thick brush from a trailhead at the Natural Education Reserve in Traverse City. The jobs in a hard economy were made possible with a Civilian Conservation Corps model.

Crews Work to Relocate Wildlife in Brown Bridge Pond

9&10 News, October 9, 2012

Teams are working around the clock to clean up the mess at Brown Bridge Dam site, and rescue the wildlife whose lives are at risk.

Hundreds Look to Make Region More 'Environmentally Friendly'

Up North Live, October 19, 2012

The annual Great Lakes Bioneers Conference leads discussions on how to keep Northern Michigan ecosystems beautiful for generations to come.

Regional Leaders Looking for Input on Energy Survey

Up North Live, November 28, 2012

The Grand Vision Energy Network is looking to gather community input on how regional leaders should pursue affordable, sustainable energy.

Local Robotics Team Competes at State Level

MI News 26, December 3, 2012

The local robotics program is supported by SEEDS' After School "science engineering math and technology' initiative.

Grants Focus on School Water Projects

Up North Live, December 31, 2012

At Benzie Central High School, in collaboration with SEEDS After School, students will put on a Water Fair after a year long study of water related issues.

Local Youth Project to be Recognized Nationally

Leelanau Enterprise, 2012

SEEDS Youth Corps will be presented an award for their Full Circle Black Locust project in Washington, D. C.