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 “...

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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.  ...

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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...

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WMEAC and GRCC to celebrate Earth Day with Earthwork Music

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 04-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Grand Rapids Community College are celebrating Earth Day with a special concert featuring top acts from Earthwork Music at Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids on Friday, April 22. Proceeds...

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Moral Ground 2010: The 20th century as a defining moment

by (ageluso)

Submitted 10-22-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“The 20th century undoubtedly will be seen as the defining moment in time when it comes to a pivotal shift in our attitudes regarding our natural world” ~ Nancy Yoder Eigenhouse, lifelong animal lover, environmentalist, retired worker for the State...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Visual Artist’s Environmental Perspective

by (rcmason)

Submitted 10-21-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I definitely think we have a moral and ethical obligation to protect our planet. Even more importantly we have an obligation to acquire the knowledge it takes to improve the environment around us, or at the least, help it to remain unharmed.” ~...

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Moral Ground 2010: Every Effort Counts

by (becky.spldng)

Submitted 10-20-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“I like to live closely to the philosophy of ‘take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.'"~ Lindsay Sagorski, MSU graduate and former resident of Grand Rapids,   now a Senior Civil Engineering Assistant in Los Angeles, CA...

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Moral Ground 2010: The Biology of Responsibility

by (Apion)

Submitted 10-20-2010 under OPINION

"When I see students eating snacks from the vending machine, I cringe at all the packaging they have to remove just to eat them." ~ Laurie Foster, Professor of Biology at GRCC   Professor Laurie Foster has been a Professor of Biology at Grand...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Call For Social Reconstruction

by (mhall)

Submitted 10-19-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Of course we do. That’s what we are wired to do, it’s our natural state.”~ Chrysta Coronado, Herbalist   Chrysta Coronado arrives at the local coffee shop slightly frenzied and apologizing for being five minutes late. It seems while cycling...

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Moral Ground 2010: Responsibility of the Co-Creators

by (rm.sarros)

Submitted 10-18-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

"We are co-creators of the Earth...we must take responsibility.”~ Fr. Leonard Sudlik, St. Robert of Newminster Catholic Church   The book "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril" poses the question of whether or not human beings...

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