“The Greater Lansing Region is changing its ways, opening up to new industries, holding onto talent and generating new ideas, but this is just the beginning of a long, transformative process driven by an extremely motivated crew.”—Ivy Hughes writing about Lansing for Next American City after the #lovelansing gang won the magazine’s smarter cities challenge.
“What’s happened at MSU over the past eight months is perhaps indicative of how a community will respond when it can recycle plastic without having to know a low-density polyethylene from a polyethylene terephthalate.”—
The Delta Township District Library will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Each organization will have a booth setup with information about what their organization does and the various volunteer opportunities that are available. Organizations attending include:
Futurist George Friedman told a crowd at the Michigan Chamber’s annual Future Forum this week that robots were the answer to the state’s economic problems (more specifically, he wants Michigan to get good at building them). What do you think? Should we swap GM for Johnny 5?
Fun fact: Last year, the Future Forum keynote speaker was Glenn Beck.