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Michigan mushroom grower donates exotic fungi to food bank

Submitted 02-16-2017 under NONPROFITS

Gourmet Mushrooms Inc. of Scottville sells its exotic mushrooms to high-end restaurants. Now they're donating to people in need.

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

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Environmental sustainability remains a top priority in Bliss' role as Mayor. It is one of the four legs of her strategic plan: social impact, economic impact, environmental impact and the most recent addition, governance—the concept of government reacting directly to the needs of the community.

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Rain gardens continue to flourish, transform Plaster Creek area

Submitted 01-24-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards tracks the journey of a raindrop in Alger Heights, Garfield Park

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Catalyst Radio: Business directory promotes social, environmental good

Submitted 12-27-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Co-host Michelle Jokisch Polo speaks with Meredith Fennema, the woman behind "The Shop For Good".

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Urban Roots growing from farm to community

Submitted 10-25-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Friday, October 28, 2016, join Urban Roots at the community farm to share stories, help cultivate the farm and plant roots for the future.

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Volunteers at the heart of West Michigan conservation

Submitted 10-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Whether it’s eradicating garlic mustard, counting frogs or adopting a park, volunteering is a great way to preserve Michigan’s natural resources.

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Artist, nonprofit invite community to experience poverty for themselves

Submitted 10-06-2016 under NONPROFITS

A new way of addressing poverty that involves personal experience and a call to action.

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Power seven more years of community journalism

Submitted 10-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Rapidian celebrated its seventh birthday on September 15, 2016 and we invite you to continue supporting it with both your words and your wallet.

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Local food entrepreneurs now eligible for free legal assistance

Submitted 09-13-2016 under NONPROFITS

Food entrepreneurs using the Downtown Market's Incubator Kitchen are eligible to receive free legal assistance as part of Varnum's MiSpringboard program. Varnum recently pledged an additional $1 million to the innovative entrepreneurs creating a vibrant startup community in Michigan.

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

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!

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