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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

In an initiative to expand environmental education, Grand Rapids Public Schools and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council are collaborating to integrate the Teach for the Watershed program into the GRPS curriculum. The program, which is...

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What is a Clean Air Action Day?

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Rapid’s fixed route buses are free on Clean Air Action Days, so when the West Michigan Clean Air Coalition (WMCAC) declared July 20th and 21st Clean Air Action Days, many bus riders celebrated the news. However, Clean Air Action Days are...

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Story Matters: Grand Rapids community leaders remember Peter Wege

by (grcmc)

Submitted 07-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

As our community says goodbye this week to Peter M. Wege, much loved philanthropist in our community with passions for education, the environment, and much more, we dedicated a special edition of Story Matters as a tribute to his life. We asked a...

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Peter Wege - The Loss of an Environmental Hero

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

This morning, we were saddened to learn the passing of one of West Michigan’s most forward thinking and generous people, Peter Wege. Peter Wege founded the Wege Foundation in the 1967, which is among the nation's most dedicated and...

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Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

This video tells the story of how we build a greener city and build community thanks to investments in The Rapidian. In this video, Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy inspires volunteer Kyle Liechty to help plant trees with Friends of Grand Rapids...

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Catalyst Radio: Izaak Walton League's Winterfest teaches love of outdoors Sat., Jan. 25

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The nearly century-old nonprofit conservation group Izaak Walton League is the focus of this episode of Catalyst Radio. Georgia Donovan from the League...

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Learn to use the gift of empathic listening.

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 01-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

Dominican Center at Marywood is offering two new classes this month that have just been added to our online registration at: www.dominicancenter.com/open-programs.  Read about them below and see if they sound like something you'd like to...

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Living green: Help save the monarchs

by (crestongr)

Submitted 12-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

By Caroline* How many butterflies- monarchs, for example- did you see this summer? Chances are you saw far fewer butterflies than in previous summers. Butterflies have been on the decline for several years now, but I began looking into why the...

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Caring for a shared place: restoring the water of the walleye

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Gail Gunst Heffner (with David Warners and Michael Ryskamp) Lake Michigan is an important contributor to the health of the Great Lakes region, the largest fresh water resource in the world. The Grand River and its many tributaries are...

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Educating children about invasive species

by (Sliderstudents)

Submitted 02-20-2013 under VOICES

Invasive species can  be a very in-depth and challenging topic to take on, even for high school students, let alone for first graders! However, as our lesson ended, we left the classroom confident that these students understood, to an...

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