Environment

Do These City Workers Have a Pipe Dream?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

City workers need homeowners' help for a major local public health project, one now required by the State. Do you own a house in East Lansing? ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what you should do and know.

Ask ELi: Burcham Solar Park Finally Happening?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solar panels? A sculpture? A reader wrote to ask us about what's happening at the long-awaited Burcham solar park. We bring you a fresh photo and the story as reported by ELi's Paige Filice.

Altmann Pushes to Require EV Chargers in Private Parking Lots

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A new ordinance could require installation of electric vehicle charging stations for all new East Lansing site plans with private parking lots for 50 cars or more. The cost would be incurred by private property owners. Eli's Dan Totzkay reports.

Dangerous Trees in East Lansing?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Following an accident in Dewitt Township earlier this month, in which a 32-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his car, ELi received a question from a reader wondering about a tree on Abbot Road which is growing at a dramatic angle. Jessy Gregg has the answer (and more.)

City Will Now Pay for Water Connection Replacements

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The City of East Lansing will now pay to replace private property owners’ lead and galvanized pipes that connect to the City’s water system. But it needs property owners to assist in figuring out which pipes need replacement. ELi's Casandra Eriksen reports.

East Lansing Solar Park to Produce Renewable Energy This Year

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

After years of delays, Michigan Energy Options and Lansing Board of Water and Light announced that the solar array in Burcham Park will begin producing renewable energy by the end of this year. ELi's Paige Filice has the story.

East Lansing Drinking Water Passes Key Safety Test

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Recent testing for a type of chemical believed to be dangerous showed no detectable levels in the drinking water provided to East Lansing and Meridian Township. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Scooter Companies Explain Their Plans for East Lansing

Friday, September 21, 2018

More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.

East Lansing Government Needs More Service Volunteers

Friday, August 3, 2018

East Lansing government regularly experiences vacancies on volunteer City boards and commissions. ELi's Jessy Gregg explains an array of the City's volunteer boards and commissions, and tells you how to apply.

Following Bankruptcy, Burcham Solar Plan Continues

Friday, July 20, 2018

Burcham Park is back on track to become the site of a community solar array. ELi's Andrew Graham tells you about the bankruptcy that led to more delays of the project, and the plan for monitoring the "retired landfill" while going solar.

Area Trail Repairs Ongoing

Thursday, July 19, 2018

What's happening with improvements to trails in East Lansing and nearby? ELi's Jessy Gregg attended the latest meeting of the Friends of the Lansing Regional Trails and brings back this report.

Walking School Bus Encourages Exercise, Reduces Traffic

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Remember walking to school with your friends? This year ELPS, Safe Routes to School and parent volunteers have teamed up to update the tradition . ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on what's new, and what's just like you remember.

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