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Interest: Sustainable Living

What’s New at Your Local Parks?

Published: July 1, 2019

This article appeared in our summer 2019 edition of The Loop. This edition’s theme was Get Outside and included many opportunities to take advantage of the natural resources of the Ypsilanti area! Our parks listing features a few of the parks that have had major improvements this year, or that are featured as part of the Summer Challenge. Cherry Hill Nature Preserve 6375 Cherry Hill Road | Free Located just outside the city, the preserve has a 1.6 mile trail loop through rolling hills and wetlands that are perfect for birdwatching and enjoying nature. The boardwalk through the wetlands is …


Fight the Bite! Avoid Ticks and Mosquitoes

Published: June 10, 2019

With the widespread appearance of ticks and mosquitos, the Washtenaw County Health Department shares how to keep you and your family protected this summer.


Two New Grants Grow the YDL-Whittaker Garden

Published: April 22, 2019

Thanks to grants from KidsGardening and the Library of Michigan, we’ll be expanding our salsa garden at YDL-Whittaker.


solar panel at YDL-Michigan
Dave Strenski talks solar at Teen STEAM Café

Published: April 10, 2019

Engineer and solar energy enthusiast Dave Strenski talks to teens about the potential of solar power and careers in engineering.


TEDxYDL Seeks Speakers for Third Annual Event

Published: June 29, 2018

TEDxYDL will feature inspiring stories and big ideas from the Ypsilanti area. Are you ready to take the TEDx stage?


Bus in front of the Whittaker Road library
Ride the bus free on weekends this summer with your library card!

Published: June 15, 2018

Every Saturday and Sunday from June 16 to August 26, library cardholders can ride any of TheRide local fixed-route buses for free. Just show the driver your library card!


Broader Sustainability Solutions

Big world, small planet : abundance within planetary boundaries Rockström, Johan Find in catalog Edible : a celebration of local food Ryder, Tracey Find in catalog Folks, this ain’t normal : a farmer’s advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world Salatin, Joel Find in catalog Two percent solutions for the planet : 50 low-cost, low-tech, nature-based practices for combatting hunger, drought, and climate change White, Courtney, 1960- Find in catalog