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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC talks watersheds, pipelines, environmental conservation

by Catalyst Radio (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Executive Director, Bill Wood, talks with host, Cindy Kamp, about initiatives to protect local watersheds, shut down Line 5, and encourage environmental conservation. WMEAC celebrates...

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"Free" CRT recycling is not free

by Comprenew (Comprenew_GR)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

Remember the old, heavy TV or computer monitor from our childhood? Those older units used Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) technology to project the on-screen image. Today, most of us use a monitor or TV that uses newer flat-screen technology, yet many people...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist: Amy Norkus at ArtPrize 9

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the Jurors' Shortlist event to get their reactions with the help of Community Journalist, Jim Moreno and Cameraman, Brandon Cooley. ArtPrize volunteer and community member,...

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Community responds to Jurors' Shortlist at ArtPrize 9

by Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-26-2017 under NEWS

Art lovers, hopeful artists and various media filled the ArtPrize Studio at the ArtPrize Hub last night on 41 Sheldon Boulevard SE, eager to hear whom this year's jurors' selected for notice among this year's entries. The Rapidian and...

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Eastown Community Association hosts "Dig Into Spring" workshops

by Eastown Community Association (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” this Saturday, April 29 from 1-5 p.m. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering the topics of bringing...

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WMEAC works with the community to protect natural resources, mitigate climate impacts

by GRTV (GRTV)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase Bill Wood, Executive Director of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) discusses some of the programs and services WMEAC is involved with, and offers some tips for community...

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss talks about first year as mayor, implementing sustainable practices

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

In her inaugural State of the City Address, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss laid out a number of ambitious goals regarding environmental sustainability. One year later, she has held true to her word and made bounds toward these goals....

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Rain gardens continue to flourish, transform Plaster Creek area

by Calvin College (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

It is the summer of 2014, and rain has begun to fall on a hot July afternoon in West Michigan. One droplet lands on a rooftop in the Alger Heights neighborhood, running down the sloped roof into the gutter and through the downspout onto the driveway...

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Mayor's Grand River Cleanup in its 13th year, first year for Mayor Bliss

by WMEAC (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Committee (WMEAC) is proud to host the 13th Annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup, on September 10th, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Sixth Street Park. Last year, over 1,100 volunteers came out to help...

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How to grow a rain garden in Grand Rapids to protect local watersheds

by Calvin College (Calvin College)

Submitted 08-08-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Joel Betts, Green Infrastructure Associate with Plaster Creek Stewards Rain gardens have become an increasingly important tool in many urban areas for addressing the negative aspects of stormwater runoff. Over the last few years, Plaster...

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