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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Multiple local organizations are working to make sure people have access to bicycling for transportation- and the safe road conditions needed to make it more than a recreational activity- in Grand Rapids. The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (...

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Superbugs in our watershed?

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by David Warners   Historical Plaster Creek When Plaster Creek was known as Ken-O-Sha ("Water of the Walleye") it followed a meandering course from present day Dutton and Caledonia through wetlands and ravines in Kentwood,...

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Clothing Matters provides alternative with environmentally conscious fashion

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For almost two decades Clothing Matters has been providing sustainably manufactured apparel to the public. Marta Swain, owner of Clothing Matters, says everything about the store is environmentally conscious and over the last 19 years it has laid a...

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market prides itself on being the 3rd best place to get food- next to having a personal garden and buying directly from a farmer. What started as an online store called Artisan Food is now a market that connects with farmers to...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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Green Drinks offers networking for environmental field

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is the local host for Green Drinks in Grand Rapids. Green Drinks is a self-organizing network that is active in over 600 cities in the world. The event is an informal networking...

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

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Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The 4th annual Women and the Environment Symposium presented by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be tackling problems like environmental justice and gender issues, and aims to leave participants with...

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Catalyst Radio: WMEAC working for environmental justice through IDEAL initiative

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-26-2014 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 learn about some of the new efforts by West Michigan Environmental Action Council, including IDEAL which is an...

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Green Fire: Film and discussion about land ethics and conservation

by (keri.amlotte)

Submitted 10-08-2014 under

Blandford Nature Center, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Michigan Conservation Districts, and West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting a showing of the film “Green Fire, Aldo Leopold and a...

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