Feb 062013

Companies and programs large and small, start-up and established, are creating jobs

The jobs announcements over the three months feature a wide range of companies: major multinational corporations

like GE, Nissan, and General Motors, as well as small, entrepreneurial start-ups. Innovative companies are also

retooling their operations to take advantage of the growth in clean energy. Michigan-based Energetx, formerly a

luxury yacht manufacturer, used its expertise in lightweight materials to transition into wind turbine manufacturing.

The growth in clean energy is also creating promising new companies like energy storage investment company

Townsend Energy Solutions, solar company National Solar Power, wind turbine blade manufacturer Blade Dynamics,

and many others.

These job announcements show clean energy should be a bipartisan issue

These announcements for new, better-paying jobs span 101 congressional districts, Democratic and Republican

alike. A total of 54 clean energy projects were announced in Democratic districts and 70 in Republican districts.

13 projects spanned more than one congressional district, overlapping districts represented by Democratic and

Republican lawmakers.

Where is Albion in this mix ?


Jan 252013

MISSION Provide leadership and practical solutions to ensure a prosperous community that will sustain healthy lives for our citizens and a healthy local environment.

PURPOSE To facilitate information and education of new green practices and products to and for our members and the public.

WHO ARE WE? A group of local citizens working to inspire individuals and organizations – both within and outside City government – to take actions and implement polices that help make Albion a model of health and ecologically sustainable living. A group of local residents working with City government, business groups, nonprofit organizations, and other partners to protect and enhance Albion’s distinctive environmental quality and livability.

SPECIAL INTERESTS To promote green building by increasing public and professional knowledge and awareness of the benefits of green construction practices. To provide recommendations and encouragement to the City of Albion in the implementation of a local action plan for climate protection and sustainability that is crafted to be forward thinking and targeted to the unique climate and circumstances of Greater Albion. Albion’s Green Team is studying best practices in our community, the country and around the world. Together we can make a difference by implementing big ideas and small changes in the way we interact with our environment.  With visionary leadership, persistence, and a strong message, this new way of life can become second nature to us all.

Most of all, there is a need to understand how important these things are to Albion.

To begin to determine the best strategies for moving forward with this cause, the “Green Team” wants to know what specific interests and concerns you might have. To accomplish this task,

 Identifying and addressing specific needs in Albion and provide answers to your thoughts and questions please access our web page at:

“Albion’s Green Team”   http://albionsgreenteam.ning.com

Jan 042013

With the opening of the 19th century, Methodism was the first society being organized in Detroit in 1810

Michigan Conference-1836       Detroit Conference 1856

Methodism was organized into a conference in the year before Michigan became a state.

Methodism was organized into a conference in the year before Michigan became a state.

Albions Turnaround Plan?

Where will Albion be?

Nov 292012

“Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.”

There is no reason for you to take anything too seriously right now, so lighten up! Every argument has two sides, and you should accept the fact that everyone has his or her own perspective on things.

Jul 312012

Now that Albion has a energy and sustainability committee we need to keep this alive, regroup, move forward with positive thinking, not looking at what is not possible, but to approach it, work it, and do it, and find the resources to get it done.

Jul 312012
  • Albion should  embrace  having  Albion College here and not fight within.
  • Work to provide a supportive community, all working together for change.
  • The purpose of the community is to flourish and prosper in the 21st century.
  • Provide the most up to date education, keeping students here providing the education and tools they will need in their life to prosper.
  • Using positive forward thinking and working together providing the foundation they will need, using inside assets and talent from the community, working all as one.
  • Rebuilding Albion keeping them involved.(vision of purpose)



Jul 312012

Welcome to Albion

Any comments can be made by linking into sustainabilty under local to the right.

“Educating our youth about the benefits of renewable energy is the first step toward a more environmentally conscious future.”


 “Developement that meets the need of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet there own needs.”