Emily Haines Lloyd

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Emily Haines Lloyd is a freelance writer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked in advertising and marketing for over twenty years and also contributes as a features writer in outlets like – Medium, Elephant Journal, and Detroit News.

Designing a Difference

Raised in Morley, Michigan, with a population of just over 500 residents, Isabella Waite grew up with a sense of “sustainability.” Her parents, HomeWorks...

The Happiness Project

At a time when contagious is a bad word, there is something beautiful about the infectious joy that emanates from Marcella and John Costin....

Adventure Ahead At Deer Tracks Junction

While Deer Tracks Junction Adventure Park and Site 57 Safari isn’t an animal rescue, it might be hard to convince any of the hundreds...

Nick Baumgartner: My New Favorite Color Is Gold

By Yvonne Whitman | photography by Keven Zini It’s not every day that an Olympic gold medal finds itself in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But that’s what happened...

Growing Organically

In 2014, when Anne and Brian Bates started looking for a piece of land where they could start organic farming, they had a wild...

Choose Your Own Adventure With Geocaching

Perhaps the most concise explanation of geocaching can be found on a bumper sticker that reads: A scavenger hunt using multimillion-dollar satellites to find Tupperware...

Taking The Long Road

If Emerson’s ethos holds true and life really is about the journey and not the destination, then the folks at Long Road Distillers are...

Today’s Efforts For Sturgeon Tomorrow

When we think of animal rescue efforts, we likely picture a pile of fluffy kittens or the soulful chocolate eyes of a puppy needing...

Hatching A Plan For The Future

The Jordan River National Fish Hatchery (JRNFH) located in Elmira, Mich., is a Great Lakes Energy Cooperative Member, and is one of the village...

Sunken Treasure

It was on a volunteer trip to Jamaica that Jennifer Dowker saw her first glass-bottom boat. Aside from being captivated by floating above sea...