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Sustainable Albion Michigan

What makes Albion a great place to live? Is it because Albion has more parks per capita than any other city in the United States? Is it because Albion was founded by the forks of the Kalamazoo River - and has a great new River Trail, and world class Disc Golf Course? Some people like Albion because of the ethnic diversity, and great educational institutions. We wanted to create a web site to showcase Albion. We think you will like to see all the ways that Albion is growing things, with our new Urban Gardening projects, Farmer's Markets, and Citizens to Beautify Albion.

Agricultural Projects

Community Garden Project

On this page we will be featuring several projects that are happening in Albion related to gardening, and farmers. As we get more information and photos, we will post them. We will be including contact information, maps, and other resources. These local projects will benefit with your participation, and you will benefit from eating locally grown food, and helping to plant gardens that make Albion beautiful.
The projects we will start with are:

What Would Google Do?

n a book that's one part prophecy, one part thought experiment, one part manifesto, and one part survival manual, internet impresario and blogging pioneer Jeff Jarvis reverse-engineers Google—the fastest-growing company in history—to discover forty clear and straightforward rules to manage and live by. At the same time, he illuminates the new worldview of the internet generation: how it challenges and destroys, but also opens up vast new opportunities.


The Beloved Community of MLK by Grace Lee Boggs

Excerpt: As a result, in his major writings and speeches in the last two years of his life (Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos? and Time to Break Silence), King began to project a new kind of radical revolution that would begin the shift from a “thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society.”


The Abundant Community

There is a growing movement of people with a different vision for their local communities. They know that real satisfaction and the good life are not provided by organizations, institutions, or systems. No number of great CEO’s, central offices, or long range plans produce what a community can produce. People are discovering a new possibility for their lives. They have a calling. They are called. And together they call upon themselves.


We would like to share a few books, and links that gave us ideas that are influencing the "Sustainable Albion" web site. We hope you will share ideas here also, especially recommended reading that will help Albion and help Michigan. This project is just getting going, and will coordinate with a project we began 15 years ago. We started creating web sites about Albion and the nearby communities in 1996, and we called them "The Connected Communities of Mid-Michigan". You can read a description of that project here.

Travel Ideas

Albion is conveniently located on Michigan's I-94 - about 1 1/2 hours from Detroit, and 3 1/2 hours from Chicago. We have Amtrak and Greyhound stopping at our famous Albion Train Depot, and a parking spot for car pools by the highway. Many cities are looking at new ways of transportation and Albion is also. We are posting a few resources here to help people to get around - and we'll post new links and ideas along the way.

News About Albion Michigan


Buy and Sell in Albion

Here are some resources available to Albion residents for sustainable living.

Here are some places where you can recycle locally. Some (or all!) of these web sites do not have local information posted at the time of this writing. However, we expect more people will use these resources as we link to them.


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