sustainability

Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market achieved LEED certification for implementing strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality....

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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six West Michigan, community-based organizations will join forces for a collaborative fundraising effort as they prepare to send teams on the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest. The nonprofits invite community members to learn more about this...

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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition's prepares for city certification

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

Tom Tilma, executive director of The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC), has big plans for the local cycling nonprofit. Tilma wants to be a silver level cycling friendly community, according to the standards set by the League of American...

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Urban Forest Project will hold a community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park. The event is open to the public with all necessary tools, trees and training provided by Friends of Grand...

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Brewery Vivant to host "Beer the Change" celebration

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, March 30, Brewery Vivant will welcome the community to participate in their annual “Beer the Change” event. The brewery’s visual sustainability report will be presented visually and interactively featuring a...

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Residents share concerns, suggestions over US-131 and I-96

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to evaluate the future of US-131 and I-96 in Kent County over the next 20 years. A portion of the study includes a series of...

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Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

This afternoon, Terra GR announced that it would be donating the equivalent of 488 meals to the hungry through Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. The fundraiser, which ended on Sunday, coincided with Experience Grand Rapids’ two-week-...

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Mayor Heartwell outlines future of Grand Rapids climate resiliency

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 02-26-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor, George Heartwell is known for his progressive environmental and sustainability policy. In 2010 Grand Rapids was named the country's most sustainable midsized city by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. While Grand Rapids has made...

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Terra GR encourages patrons to eat, drink, aid hungry families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is obsessed with local: local produce, local meat, local cheese, local beer — the list is long. During Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Experience Grand Rapids’ two week showcase of Michigan food and drink, the restaurant is adding one...

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Wealthy Theatre awarded grant, hopes to become world's first LED historic theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

This week, Wisconsin-based stage lighting manufacturer Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) awarded Wealthy Theatre a grant for an ETC ION 2000 lighting console, valued at $10,000. "This is a huge boost for our ultimate goal, to become the world...

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