sustainability

Urban agriculture and placemaking: Toward building resiliency

by (levigardner1)

Submitted 11-17-2015 under OPINION

 I have been in counseling for the majority of my adult life. I nearly always balked at the seemingly outrageous cost of this endeavor, questioning whether or not it was worth the large amount of money for what sometimes felt like limited...

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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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100 000 Poets for Change- Grand Rapids

by (CLUBHOUSE Inter...)

Submitted 09-10-2015 under

This year, Grand Rapids joins the world's biggest poetry social justice movement, 100 000 Poets for Change! Join us at LINC Community Revitalization on September 26, as we connect with 500+ other events in more than 100 countries on the same day...

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WiseMaker Arts in Sustainability Parade

by (g0dfreykaren)

Submitted 08-27-2015 under

If you enjoy Giant Puppet Heads, Crazy Costumes, Bands that play Reggae music, and Parades that celebrate Creativity, then you must not miss the Arts in Sustainability Parade on Saturday, September 5 at 12noon and 4pm. Grand Rapids artist, Kelly...

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Using green spaces to change the narrative

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 08-25-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

This article is written by Shannon Cohen, Interim Executive Director for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks (FGRP). In this interim role, Shannon is serving as the bridge between the leadership of founding Executive Director Steve Faber and the upcoming...

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No, Organic Foods Aren't the Bee's Knees.

by (Trevor Ditmar)

Submitted 08-03-2015 under OPINION

Unveiled in the fall of 2002, organic certification in the US could be considered a wild success. Organic foods are now available in around 20,000 health food stores across the country and about 75% of all grocery stories. Conventional foods are...

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly is a new bike sharing program that has just started in Grand Rapids, making it possible for residents to "rent a bike instantly from your phone," according to their website. The concept was made reality through the a collaboration...

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Deanna Geehoed and Micah Warners.   The Plaster Creek Green Team is celebrating its third summer of engaging high school students in watershed restoration. The Green Team is an initiative of Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Wealthy Theatre invites public to major press conference

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under NONPROFITS

A press conference, scheduled for 10:45 a.m. on Thursday at Community Media Center's Wealthy Theatre, will reveal several major announcements about the culmination of a multi-year project to upgrade and "green" the theatre. "There...

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WMCAT hosting Global Youth Forum with teens from Mexico and Romania

by (wmcat)

Submitted 07-08-2015 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) is welcoming students from Monterrey Mexico and Cluj Romania to Grand Rapids this year as part of the first Global Youth Forum to engage teens in design thinking and social change. The team...

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