Hansen to hold coffee hours in Mason County

 

LANSING — If you have a concern about state government or seek to share comments about a specific issue, Sen. Goeff Hansen wants to have a cup of coffee with you and talk things over.

Hansen will be available for “coffee hours” at the following date, time and location:

Monday, May 14
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Brenda’s Harbor Cafe
316 S. James St.
Ludington

Hansen’s coffee hours provide 34th Senate District residents with an opportunity to speak with their senator in a one-on-one setting.

Out of respect for various state-related questions from individuals, larger groups wishing to have the senator speak on a specific topic with their members are encouraged to contact the senator’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1635, so that a separate meeting may be arranged.

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Hansen to hold coffee hours in Muskegon County

LANSING —If you have a concern about state government or seek to share comments about a specific issue, Sen. Goeff Hansen wants to have a cup of coffee with you and talk things over.

Hansen will be available for “coffee hours” on Monday, May 14 at the following times and locations:

Book Nook & Java Shop
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
8726 Ferry St.
Montague

 

Fruitland Township Hall
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
4545 Nestrom Road
Whitehall

Hansen’s coffee hours provide 34th Senate District residents with an opportunity to speak with their senator in a one-on-one setting.

Out of respect for various state-related questions from individuals, larger groups wishing to have the senator speak on a specific topic with their members are encouraged to contact the senator’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1635, so that a separate meeting may be arranged.

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Hansen presents Whitehall students with White Pine Award for environmental excellence

LANSING —Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, presented the White Pine Award to Whitehall Middle School Friday for its outstanding environmental protection efforts.

Under the guidance of science teacher Susan Tate, students have made a positive impact by reducing the carbon imprint their school leaves on the environment through cutting energy costs and promoting tap water.

“Susan Tate’s innovative teaching style has allowed these students the unique opportunity to truly make a difference,” said Hansen, who chairs the Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. “The Whitehall students and their project embody the true spirit of environmental stewardship and a devotion to long-term natural resource protection. Their dedication proves that this is more than just a class project; it is a commitment to community.”

After students recognized that a school building uses a large amount of energy, they began a project to reduce the carbon imprint that their school would have on the environment. Because they wanted this effort to continue, they created checklists for teachers to make sure their classrooms were conserving energy along with encouraging recycling within the school.

The group was also successful in having the week of March 4-10 recognized as “Michigan Drinks Tap Water” Week.  Their strategy prompted interactions with the governor’s office, city of Whitehall and Whitehall Public School officials.

The Whitehall team was one of four first-prize winners of the Lexus Eco Challenge, a national competition designed to inspire young people to learn about the environment and improve it. The group was awarded a total of $25,000 in scholarships and grants. The students on the team are: Alaina Anderson, Brooke Bachelder, Elle Bachelder, Breann Comstock, Victoria Learman, Morgan Mitteer and Nathan McWhinnie.

Hansen said they are an example for others seeking to get involved.

“Let this White Pine tree serve as a reminder to future students, teachers and other community members to continue exercising the same sound conservation practices these students have started,” Hansen concluded.

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Hansen to hold coffee hours in Oceana County

LANSING — If you have a concern about state government or seek to share comments about a specific issue, Sen. Goeff Hansen wants to have a cup of coffee with you and talk things over.

Hansen will be available for “coffee hours” at the following date, time and location:

Friday, April 20
7:30 to 9 a.m.
La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant
12 S. State St., Hart

Hansen’s coffee hours provide 34th Senate District residents with an opportunity to speak with their senator in a one-on-one setting.

Out of respect for various state-related questions from individuals, larger groups wishing to have the senator speak on a specific topic with their members are encouraged to contact the senator’s Lansing office at (517) 373-1635, so that a separate meeting may be arranged.

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