The Grand Rapids Children's Museum celebrates Earth Day

by (kellyalita)

Submitted 04-20-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Looking for a way to get youngsters involved and excited about celebrating Mother Earth this Earth Day weekend? Today, April 20, children can enjoy hands-on activities and child-conscious approaches to environmental learning at the Grand Rapids...

[read more]

Creston Neighborhood to green up Plainfield Avenue

by (crestongr)

Submitted 04-17-2012 under NONPROFITS

Over the past few years, the Creston neighborhood has continually proved its commitment to the environment. Last spring, Creston neighbors helped plant two community gardens to bring healthy food and aesthetic beauty to the neighborhood. This spring...

[read more]

A Watershed Moment: High hopes for 2012 Grand River GreenUp

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Jaycees will host the 2nd Annual Grand River GreenUp this Saturday, April 21 at Riverside Park in Robinson Township from 9 a.m. to noon. Last year...

[read more]

A Watershed Moment: Converting Energy into Smart Energy

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-12-2012 under NEWS

  The way energy is delivered to our homes is changing. Energy service providers are beginning to use Smart technology which will deliver and use energy more efficiently, and be more cost effective. Consumers Energy and SmartStreet is...

[read more]

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 04-07-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Sunday, April 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Volunteer Missionary Movement is sponsoring a fundraising event featuring bestselling author Edwina Gateley. Her latest book, "Mothers, Sisters, Daughters – Standing on their Shoulders,"...

[read more]

Environmentalists, business owners concerned over bill that allows yard clippings in landfills

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under NEWS

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills that would allow the commingling of yard clippings and garbage in landfills, a move that has local environmental experts concerned. The House Energy and Technology Committee passed...

[read more]

Brewery Vivant gets Silver LEED certification

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 02-10-2012 under NEWS

Brewery Vivant, a local brewpub that recently made news for being featured in Midwest Living Magazine, is making news again with their announcement today of receiving Silver LEED certification. The brewery is the first commercial brewery in the...

[read more]

News bureau dedicated to environmental issues set to launch this month

by (The Environment...)

Submitted 01-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council has teamed up with The Rapidian to establish a news bureau dedicated exclusively to environmental issues that impact West Michigan. Beginning later this month, Rapidian readers can go to the “...

[read more]

The Rapid Transit Millage Increase: What Now?

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under NONPROFITS

Bill Kirk of The Rapid Interurban Transit Partnership speaks with Dan Schoonmaker, Communications Director for West Michigan Environmental Action Council, about the potential economic and environmental impact of their recent millage win.  ...

[read more]

Catalyst Radio: Home Repair Services fostering DIY culture among homeowners

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 04-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (9:32) On the corner of Division and Highland sits a pale pink, art deco building which houses Home Repair Services. The organization started in 1979 with home repair house calls for low-income families and has grown into six additional...

[read more]