Recycling Rates in Michigan Are At an All-Time High

According to a recent press conference from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), recycling in the Great Lakes Region is now at an all-time high. The total amount of residential recycled materials being reported for fiscal year (FY) 2022 was 620,494 tons – that’s over 66,000 tons more than the previous […]

Banking With a Sustainability Mission

BETH CORREA, DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY, FLAGSTAR BANK, AND A LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBER FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS NETWORK DETROIT Flagstar Bank understands that environmental concerns have far-reaching implications for society and businesses alike. By prioritizing sustainability, we demonstrate our commitment to mitigating our environmental impact. In 2022, we hired an ESG/Sustainability Director, Kirby Brendsel, in order […]

Three Strategies for Developing Current and Future Sustainability, ESG Leaders

A common challenge for every business committed to sustainability is recruiting, retaining, and developing the right talent. Companies in Southeast Michigan and beyond are faced with the accelerating need to formalize their sustainability efforts, collect and analyze data, respond to government policies, answer to stakeholders, and more. And they need highly skilled people to lead […]

Eastern Michigan University – Steam Heat, Solar Panels, and a Recent Bronze STARS Rating


Eastern Michigan University approaches sustainability through a systemized framework and a community-derived mindset that together drive several sustainability initiatives and sustainable infrastructure endeavors on campus. For its sustainability framework, EMU uses the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) system and has developed a President’s […]

DTE Talks About the Challenges and Opportunities in Building and Adopting EV Infrastructure


Widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption is crucial for achieving climate goals. However, the pace of EV adoption varies significantly across different income sectors, markets, and geographies. There are significant barriers to EV entry that are hindering the overall pace of electrification including lack of charging infrastructure (range anxiety), charger access disparities, and affordability. Addressing these […]