Entries by DTE Social Media Team

How to prep your body, mind and home for weather changes

As blistering cold winds finally give way to spring showers and sunshine, some deal with the weather changes better than others. Although we have blamed the forecast for achy joints and the flu for generations, there was little evidence for how weather specifically affects our well-being—until now. From your physical health to your everyday mood, […]

Why Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is so special

Here’s some interesting history: Did you know that in 1836, the state of Michigan was awarded the Upper Peninsula in exchange for conceding the Toledo Strip to Ohio? With no offense to Toledo, we think Michigan got the better end of that deal. Here’s why: Nature From a numbers standpoint, the Upper Peninsula is bigger […]

The bounty of Michigan’s native plants

When it comes to native plants in Michigan, we have tons, especially wildflowers. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has more than 50 different species of wildflowers recorded, each species more beautiful and interesting than the one before it. In general, native plants are extremely important to a region. They are equipped to survive and […]

Energy efficient appliances can make your life easier

Energy efficient appliances have long been touted for their savings in energy and cost to you, but they deliver much more: their designs require less time and effort on your part to get your dishes and clothes clean. With less wear and tear on your favorite items, fabrics stay intact longer. Meaning, your shirt from […]

The importance of maintaining the Great Lakes

Here in Michigan, we’re lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful states in the nation. Between pristine and iconic destinations like Traverse City and Mackinac Island, down to bustling urban metropolises such as Grand Rapids and Detroit, it’s easy to see why Michigan was recently ranked as the best state in the […]