sustainability

WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Today, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) presented the Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report which outlines the current condition of Grand Rapids climate resiliency and offers recommendations as to how the City of Grand Rapids...

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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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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Make connections, shop, learn at Black Market

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

On Saturday November 23, Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) will team up with LINC to present The Black Market. The two day event begins on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the LINC gallery in the...

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Children help take local action towards global results

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

Many of us grew up with Tony the Tiger gracing the covers of our cereal boxes and interrupting our Saturday morning cartoons. While the animated tiger bears little resemblance to its real life cousin, one group is demonstrating how Tony can...

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Green building alive, thriving in West Michigan

by (USGBCWM)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan “gets” the concept of green building. For example, take Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids. Cascade is a multi-business manufacturer that specializes in large-part injection molding. A few years ago, the company’s...

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Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

by (emccarty)

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tree Huggers will close its doors this Sunday, September 8, culminating in a farewell party that starts at 6 p.m. The decision was announced on Facebook last week by owner Angela Topp. "This has been hands down the best...

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Tree Huggers celebrates three years with new initiative

by (erictank)

Submitted 08-13-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

This week local earth conscious grocer Tree Huggers celebrates three years. The store, which started in Holland and then opened a second store at 947 Wealthy Street S.E. in Grand Rapids a year later, soon closed the Holland store in order to devote...

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"Lost and Found:" curious green artist makes art from trash

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

If you happen to be reading this at midnight, Tia Wierenga is probably just finishing up work at the Gerald Ford Airport. She works there six days out of the week from 6 p.m. to midnight lifting heavy boxes and containers into the planes in the...

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Kent County Parks Foundation partners with GRPS on sustainability project

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 05-24-2013 under NEWS

The Kent County Parks Foundation (KCPF) continues its community education partnership with Sibley Elementary as part of Grand Rapids Public Schools' (GRPS) Transformation Plan.  On May 14 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Millennium...

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