City of Grand Rapids

Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

If you’re in downtown Grand Rapids between Aug. 29 and Sept. 2, you may notice something a little different about the iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River. The City of Grand Rapids will be turning its lights orange, the color of hunger...

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Grand Rapids Environmental Services workers rescue kitten from sewer

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 08-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The rescue began when 3-1-1 received a call on the afternoon of August 4 with a report of faint “meows” coming from a storm drain. The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) team responded to rescue the scared kitten....

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The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Impressive accolades continue to mount for the City of Grand Rapids' national award-winning Environmental Services Department (ESD). Today, the ESD learned it has earned recognition from the inaugural Utility of the Future (UOTF) Today Program....

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Grand Rapids rolls out environmental success stories road show

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) is embracing innovative grassroots marketing tactics and rolling out an educational road show this summer to inform constituents about some of the city’s most recent achievements...

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GR Public Museum School wins City Environmental Services Department's 'Be a Basin Buddy' Student Video Contest

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 05-20-2016 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids-area schools were recognized Wednesday night (May 18) as winners of the 2016 “Be a Basin Buddy” Student Video Contest at the seventh annual Groundswell Student Showcase sponsored by the City of Grand Rapids...

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Grand Rapids promotes job opportunities at Michigan Career Quest

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 05-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

More than 9,000 middle and high school students throughout West Michigan were in Grand Rapids on May 10, 2016 for this year’s MiCareerQuest at DeVos Place. Students attended this interactive and inspiring career event to learn about a host of...

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Grand Rapids student stars in new PSA with Stormwater Project Engineer

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 04-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department (ESD) is partnering with Grand Rapids Public Schools, the Groundswell environmental education network and other local organizations to promote the 7th annual Groundswell Student Showcase from 6-8 p....

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The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department continues to set pace

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 14, the department earned a prestigious PACE Award from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) chapter.  Environmental Services captured the Award of Excellence for its Stormwater Management and Awareness...

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Mayor Heartwell says farewell to his role as Grand Rapids mayor

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Dear Rapidian readers,   This is my “swan song” letter, as I prepare to leave office after 12 years as Mayor of Grand Rapids and eight years before that as Third Ward City Commissioner. I leave office deeply satisfied at the direction Grand...

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Mayor answers questions from local citizens in City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-12-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, a week later than normal, City Connection was aired on GRTV Channel 24 and live-streamed right here on...

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