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State Rep. Jenn Hill unveils “Michigan Saves” program

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer March 15, 2023

A new state program offering green loans to residents and businesses was explained by State Rep. Jen Hill at NMU on Friday. The program is part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to reduce greenhouse emissions...

State Rep. Jenn Hill to discuss climate policy with NMU community

State Rep. Jenn Hill to discuss climate policy with NMU community

Andie Balenger February 20, 2023

The Northern Climate Network will be hosting State Rep. Jenn Hill on Feb. 24 as part of their monthly “Climate@Noon” lecture series. The recently elected legislator will be providing event attendees...

Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

Editorial—Get involved with fossil fuel divestment

North Wind Staff November 18, 2021
Currently, NMU pays a great deal of money to fossil fuel companies in order to keep the lights on around campus. This money comes from our tuition dollars and ends up supporting unsustainable energy. Yet there are other, more sustainable, energy companies the university could benefit from investing in, argues the Divest NMU club.
Editorial—Support city climate initiative

Editorial—Support city climate initiative

North Wind Staff October 27, 2021
Although the issues we face are worldwide, there is much to be done locally. In Marquette we can labor to create a positive impact on the environment rather than contributing negatively.
Sincerely, the North Wind Staff

Editorial—We support faculty-led carbon neutrality initiative

North Wind Staff January 26, 2021
Currently circulating among students and faculty is a letter addressed to President Fritz Erickson which urges NMU to commit to carbon neutrality by 2030 or 2050. The letter, as of Jan. 22, has so far received signatures from seven institutions, including the North Wind Editorial Board, and nearly 500 student and faculty members. The faculty-driven initiative was written by Dr. Ryan Stock, assistant professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences.
Listen for words, not the intent

Listen for words, not the intent

David Cooper October 17, 2019

I’ve always read The North Wind but have never bothered to respond before. But this issue is too important to ignore. First, intent is subjective and we have no way of knowing what another’s intent...

Global warming in context

Global warming in context

Kelsey Routhier February 27, 2019

Sometimes it seems like the snow never stops coming. A few weeks ago, we had temperatures nearing -50 degrees Fahrenheit with windchill. You’ve probably seen videos of people sledding off their roofs,...

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