Two Michigan Humane employees care for a dog at one of the organization’s facilities. The organization had more than 5,500 adoptions in 2020.

Pandemic creates challenges, opportunities for animal shelters

ANIMAL SHELTERS: As the COVID-19 pandemic closed animal shelters to the public, Metro Detroit pet rescue and adoption organizations had to come up with new ways to connect their dogs and cats to families. How did they do it? We get answers from Michigan Humane based in Bingham Farms, Leuk’s Landing near Ann Arbor and Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center in Pontiac. By Danneisha McDole. FOR DETROIT AND ALL POINTS.

Scrap Sparty stands at the entrance of the MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center.

Michigan State is taking steps to make sporting events more sustainable

It’s one of the most common chants from fans at Michigan State University sporting events: Go green.

But Michigan State University may be behind in the race to make its athletics department environmentally sustainable. Big Ten rivals Ohio State University and University of Michigan have established zero waste plans for their large sporting events and tailgates — diverting 90% of waste from landfills by recycling, repurposing and composting — while the Spartans lack an athletics-wide sustainability action plan.

Angelia Williams

Saginaw clinics reach into community for COVID-19 vaccinations

Health organizations are taking COVID-19 vaccination clinics into the community. Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, which operates community health clinics and mobile clinics across the region, has opened vaccinations at its clinics to anyone 18 and older.