Sustainable Community Voices By Shelley Irwin • Oct 19, 2016 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 7:56 Molly Flanagan, VP of policy for the Alliance for the Great Lakes joins us Sustainability Sustainable Community Voices with Molly Flanagan, VP of policy for the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Molly joins us to talk about using the Great Lakes for drinking water. Tags: SustainabilitySustainableTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Program helps restaurants turn food scraps into compost By Associated Press • Sep 30, 2016 USDA via Wikimedia | Public domain image / wikimedia.org A Lansing pilot program is offering restaurants an easier way to turn food scraps into compost. Mayor Virg Bernero on Thursday announced the Scraps to Soil program, which is part of the city's Live Green Lansing initiative. The Lansing State Journal reports the program will convert food scraps and other organic waste for donations to local community gardens. Blue Owl Coffee, Juice Nation, Sparrow Hospital, Midtown Brewing Co. and Lansing Brewing Co. have already signed up for the program, which starts Saturday. Boy uses art to draw attention to effects of global warming By Associated Press • Sep 28, 2016 Polar Army / polararmy.org An 11-year-old western Michigan boy is using art to draw attention to the effects of global warming and boost efforts to save polar bears. Bryce Madder of Kent County's Ada Township held an event this week at the Grand Rapids Children's Museum to promote the nonprofit Polar Army. His effort includes a website where children can create and post artwork related to saving polar bears. A broader goal of the effort, however, is to help educate children about the effects of global warming on the Arctic. Report advocates for Michigan energy changes By Cheyna Roth • Sep 27, 2016 Drenaline via Wikimedia | CC BY 3.0 / Wikimedia.org Michigan could benefit from cleaner energy. That was the message of a report released Monday on model scenarios about Michigan’s energy future. The Michigan Agency for Energy’s report details what could happen in Michigan under the Clean Power Plan – and without it. The Clean Power Plan is the Obama administration’s plan for reducing carbon pollution. Michigan is among the 29 states and state agencies suing to block it.