The Rapidian

environment

Exploring the disposable world

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

It’s an experience like no other, walking into an exhibition that takes on a familiar theme and transforms your understanding of the content through the artwork. Curator of the upcoming exhibition Adapt/Evolve, Ethan Ross, promises visitors an...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC takes action for a better environment.

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 09-18-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW This episode of Catalyst Radio features the local long-standing nonprofit West Michigan Environmental Action Council.  WMEAC has served as the...

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Our Kitchen Table works to empower and support Southeast residents

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Focusing on the Southeast area of Grand Rapids, the organization Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is actively empowering community members to reexamine their food system and giving them the tools to improve their health and environment. Lisa Oliver King,...

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Deanna Geehoed and Micah Warners.   The Plaster Creek Green Team is celebrating its third summer of engaging high school students in watershed restoration. The Green Team is an initiative of Plaster Creek Stewards...

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WMEAC co-founder inducted into Hall of Fame

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-24-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The late Dr. Willard Wolfe, co-founder of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), has been inducted into the Michigan Environmental Hall of Fame. The 4th annual ceremony took place on May 20 at the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Each year...

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Creative space Wisemaker celebrates collaboration of art, environment

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As an artist, Kelly Allen’s reverence for nature is not only depicted in the artwork she creates but in the materials she chooses and makes available to the community.   Allen, owner of the Wisemaker Creative Reuse Store and Studio,...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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

by (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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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

According to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Climate Resiliency Report, underserved, low-income and minority population areas will be disproportionately affected by climate change in Grand Rapids. Change...

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Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW  In this episode of Catalyst Radio we feature an interview with the keynote speaker of the upcoming annual Wege environmental lecture series,...

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