We are pleased to introduce the Great Lakes Green Businesses Sustainability certification program to help build more sustainable businesses within our community.  The program is designed to appeal to businesses of any size, regardless of their current sustainability efforts, from those just starting out and looking to save money to those that are full blown sustainability pros installing rooftop solar.

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Whether you're an individual or a business looking to lessen your impact, here are a few tips to get you heading in the right direction, plus, you can follow us on Instagram or Facebook for tips.  Have a tip to share?  Please let us know!



Living a sustainable lifestyle can easily become a way of life when you have the right tools.  We have pulled together a list of a few of our favorite things. These are not paid endorsements, just a few items that we have tried and like and hope you do, too.


Ordering carryout? Planning an upcoming event or a classroom party?  Check out our green living guides to help you live a more sustainable lifestyle.



“When in doubt, leave it out” is the new recycling motto.  Have questions about what can go in your curbside bin?  Review the Southwest Oakland County recycling guide or download the RRRASOC app (Android, Apple).

The Village website states that Village residents can order FREE 64-gallon recycling carts from Green for Life Services (GFL) to replace one or more recycling bins. These carts will have a list of accepted items printed right on the lid to help make recycling easier. To order a cart, Contact GFL at 844.464.3587 or send an email to 

Non-Traditional Items

For tougher to recycle items,  check out our recycling map below.  Please confirm with location prior to visiting to ensure they are still accepting listed items.  Did something change or you have something to add? Please email us.



One of the easiest ways to have a positive impact on the environment is to buy less “stuff”.  That can be a challenge around the holidays, but generally when looking back, it’s the experiences that hold more powerful memories than things. Regardless of the occasion, give more experiences and less stuff!  Here are a few ideas to get you thinking outside of the giftbox.

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