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Soulardarity's leadership team: Nikkia Jones and Jackson Koeppel

Community lighting group to potentially partner with Highland Park on ambitious project

When the gutting of Highland Park's lighting grid left residents in the dark four years ago, a grassroots group called Soulardarity sprang up to try to remedy the problem. Now, they're trying to forge an unprecedented partnership with Highland Park to light the entire city with solar power.

Andrew Berki at one of North Campus' Solar Power locations

How green is the Maize and Blue? U-M's big sustainability goals

With climate change and sustainable practices starting to dominate public discourse, Concentrate takes a look at the University of Michigan's green initiatives and how they compare with other universities across the country.

Maurice Cox (right) at the Green Garage

Walkability, historic preservation, and equity priorities for Detroit's new planning director

Last Friday, new Detroit planning director Maurice Cox gave a talk at the weekly community lunch at the Green Garage in Midtown. Here are a few highlights.

Detroit Grease New Location

Detroit Grease moves from Ann Arbor to Detroit to grow waste oil conversion business

Detroit Grease collects waste oil that is turned into either biodiesel fuel or feedstock. The company recently moved from Ann Arbor to Detroit's Recycle Here! complex.

DaveStrenski on the roof of the Ypsilanti Food Coop

Can Ypsilanti become a solar destination?

As the effects of climate change become more and more pronounced, communities are looking to develop more sustainable practices and policies. Concentrate chats with SolarYpsi's Dave Strenski about the current state of local solar energy initiatives.
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Jen Baird on finding a way to fund breakthrough technology

Jen Baird on finding a way to fund breakthrough technology

City: Ann Arbor
Jen Baird doesn't count on miracles to survive in the business world, but she doesn't turn them down either.
Jen Baird

Jen Baird

City: Ann Arbor
Jen Baird is the CEO of Accio Energy, an Ann Arbor-based startup that is reinventing how wind energy is generated.
Sonali Vijayavargiya

Sonali Vijayavargiya

City: Ann Arbor
Sonali Vijayavargiya is the founder and managing director of Augment Ventures, a early stage venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor.
Oliver Baer

Oliver Baer

City: Detroit
Oliver Baer is the president and co-founder of Clean Emission Fluids, a clean-tech firm based in Detroit's TechTown incubator.
Cesar Nerys

Cesar Nerys

City: Ann Arbor
Cesar Nerys is the CEO of Openworld Energy, a clean-tech start-up based in Ann Arbor.
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