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Kalamazoo Church Seeks Carbon Neutrality

Jul 19, 2021
Dan Nichols / WMUK

A church in Kalamazoo says it hopes to be "net zero" in carbon emissions by the end of the decade.


A man in a yellow helmet and dark jacket sits on a black motorcycle looking toward the camera, in a parking lot under blue sky.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

They range from a motorcycle to an SUV, but the vehicles headed to an event in Kalamazoo Saturday do have something in common. They’re at least partly electric. And most of the 11 models scheduled to be there use no gas.

National Drive Electric Week in Kalamazoo, 2016
Bruce Brown

It's National Drive Electric Week. To raise awareness about the benefits of electric vehicles, owners of electric cars and motorcycles will be offering test rides in Kalamazoo, South Haven, and Hastings. 


"HOLLAND – The lithium-ion battery cells for the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt could soon be produced in West Michigan. That’s according to industry analysts who cite a recent strategic partnership between LG Electronics Inc. and General Motors (GM) to produce several components for the Bolt as evidence of a new product line at Holland-based LG Chem Michigan Inc." (MiBiz)