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environmental advocacy

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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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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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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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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Plaster Creek Stewards stepping out: Connecting Grand Rapids with Sarnia, Okayama

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 11-25-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by by Gail Gunst Heffner and David Warners In late October, two members of the leadership team of Plaster Creek Stewards traveled to Canada to give a talk, “Caring for Our Place: A Multifaceted Approach” at the Judith and...

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Symposium encourages women to seek environmental activism

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 02-11-2014 under NEWS

Two hundred people gathered at the Third Annual Women and the Environment Symposium held at Grand Valley State University's (GVSU) L.V Eberhard Center on Friday, February 7. The symposium was filled with community leaders, politicians,...

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Grand Rapids environmental advocates join fellow lobbyists against Kellogg's Corporation

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under NEWS

As overcast skies darkened the Festival Market Square in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids environmental advocacy groups and community members joined over 80 others from across Michigan to rally at the Kellogg’s Corporate Headquarters. The...

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