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Earth Day

Earth Day Spring Tree Tour

by Our Kitchen Table (OKT)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under

During this foraging adventure,  participants will munch leaves and nibble flowers. After the outdoor tour, the group will gather back in the lodge for foraged refreshments and a brief dialogue on other in-season, urban edibles...

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OKT's Earth Day Spring Tree Tour on Friday

by Our Kitchen Table (OKT)

Submitted 04-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

As part of OKT’s food justice mission, OKT urban forester, Laura Casaletto, will again lead the free Earth Day Spring Tree Tour through Garfield Park. During this foraging adventure,  participants will munch...

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

by Annmarie Steffes (Annie)

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It is a fact that our world's rainforests are rapidly disappearing due to palm oil production. At this time the largest production comes from Indonesia and Malaysia. However, they are not the only places in danger of palm oil plantations. Palm...

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WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

by Brittney Whipple (whippleb)

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

This year's Earth Day Celebration, the Blue Tie Ball, will be held on April 21 from 6-10 p.m. at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids. The event aims to raise awareness and funds that will support WMEAC's efforts to protect water. Tickets are $60...

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No Outlet Presents: Celebrate Earth!

by Eirann Betka (eirannbetka)

Submitted 03-26-2015 under

Ambrosia Theater is a beautiful space on the second floor of The Blackport Building on the corner of Lake Dr. and Diamond. Check out more information about the space here! We will kick off the season with a tribute to our planet for Earth...

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Greener Grads launches cap and gown recycling program

by Eric Tank (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new Grand Rapids based startup is emphasizing sustainability in an industry that has typically contributed to the throw-away culture of modern America. Graduation gowns, a keepsake item, have a one time purpose. Once the graduation ceremony is...

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The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates Earth Day

by Alita Kelly (kellyalita)

Submitted 04-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Looking for a way to get youngsters involved and excited about celebrating Mother Earth this Earth Day weekend? Today, April 20, children can enjoy hands-on activities and child-conscious approaches to environmental learning at the Grand Rapids...

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Peace pole installation at Wealthy Theatre in honor of Dirk Koning

by Denise Cheng (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NEWS

On a gray noon, the beats of Badenya caromed through Wealthy Theatre as a small crowd gathered for the Earth Day peace pole dedication ceremony. The peace pole was the closing chapter of a memorial to Dirk Koning, the first executive director of the...

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WMEAC and GRCC to celebrate Earth Day with Earthwork Music

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 04-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Rapids Community College are celebrating Earth Day with a special concert featuring top acts from Earthwork Music at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids on Friday, April 22. Proceeds...

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WT Centennial Sustainability Campaign: Earth Day Event!

by Wealthy Theatre (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 04-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

WT Peace Pole installation ceremony April 22 at Noon - 15 minutes (bring a lunch!) WT Earth Day Fundraiser From April 4-22 Donate before Earth Day! Wheeler Family Foundation matches 1:1 Receive original Mark Rumsey print as thanks! All donations go...

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