Sustainable Community Voices By Shelley Irwin • Sep 21, 2016 TweetShareGoogle+Email Listen Listening... / 11:55 GVSU's Norman Christopher and Anne Marie Fauvel discuss apiaries, honeybees and the growth of sustainable farming. Sustainability Credit Open Clip Art Library via Wikimedia | Public Domain image / Wikimedia.org Monthly guests join us for Sustainable Community Voices. Today, GVSU's Norman Christopher and Anne Marie Fauvel discuss apiaries, honeybees and the growth of sustainable farming. Tags: SustainabilityenvironmentTweetShareGoogle+EmailView the discussion thread. Related Content Lawmakers try to restrict ability of local governments to start a bag tax By Cheyna Roth • Sep 13, 2016 Trosmisiek via Wikimedia | Public Domain image State lawmakers want to make sure your city won’t tax or ban plastic grocery and retail bags. A State House committee heard testimony Tuesday about a bill that would prevent cities from banning or taxing plastic bags. The bill has already been passed by the State Senate and is waiting for a decision from the House. No city in Michigan actively bans or taxes the use of plastic bags right now. A Washtenaw County 10-cent fee on plastic bags at retailers is scheduled to begin on Earth Day in 2017. Getting Green By Shelley Irwin • Aug 22, 2016 Getting Green, every month speaking to guests about green practices and sustainability. We talk about Energy Efficiency at the Odawa Casino and Resort with Dave Heinz. Concerns voiced over state landfills and compost facilities By Cheyna Roth • Jul 20, 2016 Pixabay | CC BY 2.0 / pixabay.com Members of the public told a state panel that they have concerns about landfills in their backyards. The hearing on Wednesday was part of the Department of Environmental Quality’s waste management task force. The task force was created in April of 2015. Its job is to come up with ways to increase recycling and re-use of trash in the state. Steve Sliver is the acting chief of the state Office of Waste Management and Radiological Protection. He says the panel is hoping to create laws to promote sustainability in Michigan. The Eco Insider By Shelley Irwin • Sep 8, 2016 WMEAC The Eco Insider with guests on behalf of WMEAC. Today we hear comments on the upcoming Mayors' Grand River Cleanup with guest Ondrea Spychalsky.