Media Stories 2019

Gold Certification for Traverse City

Traverse City Record Eagle, November 27, 2019

The City of Traverse City was awarded Gold Certification for its sustainability projects as part of the 2019 Michigan Green Communities Challenge.

Talking Trash: Composting

9&10 News, November 5, 2019

Sarna Salzman with SEEDS, a nonprofit specializing in after school programs for ecology and conservation, breaks down the basics of composting for families.

SEEDS After School Programs Expands to Fife Lake Elementary

9&10 News, October 16, 2019

SEEDS has offered an after school program at Fife Lake Middle School for years, now they’re taking the program over to the elementary school.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Celebrates Opening of New Trail

MLive, October 7, 2019

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps is part of rare new trail construction at Sleeping Bear.

Walking trail installed in Weldon Township park 

Manistee News Advocate, October 1, 2019

SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps construct a new trail along the Scenic Betsie River.

Taking Root

Kalkaska Review, September 19, 2019

SEEDS After School renewed and expanding in Kalkaska and Forest Area Schools

SEEDS Loves Benzie County!

Families First Magazine, August/September Issue, 2019

SEEDS After School and the SEEDS Youth Conservation Corps programs are blooming in Benzie County.

New After School Programming Coming to Marion Elementary

Cadillac News, July 10, 2019

Quality After School and Summer Programming expanded to Marion Elementary.

After School Programs Expanded

The Benzie County Record Patriot, July 1, 2019

Local nonprofit SEEDS received 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants to renew current sites and add more for Fall 2019.

SEEDS After School Field Day

Traverse City Record Eagle, June 28, 2019

Teams competed in a water relay race used to demonstrate energy transfer during the SEEDS After School Field Day at the Historic Barns Park in Traverse City.

SEEDS Annual Field Day at Historic Barns Park

9&10 News, June 26, 2019

More than 100 students learned through play at Historic Barns Park. Video

Green Team Seeks to Get Plant Life Growing at Hospital 

The Benzie County Record Patriot, June 25, 2019

High School Youth Conservation Corpsmembers help build planter boxes for patients.

Youth Conservation Corps Builds Planter Boxes for Horticulture Program

Traverse City Record Eagle, June 17, 2019

Program benefits Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital patients and staff.

Gardens at Historic Barn Park 

9 and 10 News, May 30, 2019

SEEDS is another nonprofit that uses a piece of the land to practice farming, energy education and more.

Meet Bubbles

The Antrim Review, May 16, 2019

Some classrooms get hamsters. Some classrooms get turtles. The classrooms at Rapid City Elementary got a sturgeon.

Up Close with a Sturgeon

Traverse City Record Eagle, May 2, 2019

The SEEDS After School program at Rapid City Elementary hosted a sturgeon in partnership with the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. 

Community Foundations Awarded Grant to Support Combined Clean Energy Efforts in the Region

Harbor Light, February 13, 2019

This work focuses on building new and stronger relationships and partnerships, supporting greater community understanding and increased engagement with clean energy efforts.

City Overhauls Carnegie Building Lights as Part of 2020 Renewable Energy Goal 

The Ticker, February 1, 2019

Change in light fixtures could reduce energy usage by over 15,000 kilowatt hours a year.

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