The Rapidian

Urban Sustainability

Identify urban trees at Blanford

by (benwilkoliver)

Submitted 06-04-2013 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is offering a workshop on tree identification at Blanford Nature Center on June 12, from 6-9 p.m. Participants will learn how to recognize and classify common trees and will practice their skills outside under the...

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Asking Grand Rapids the 'Moral Ground' question

by (mlesert)

Submitted 10-11-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Do we have a moral or ethical responsibility to preserve the planet for the future? This question is at the heart of a new book, "Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril," and a series of town hall meetings taking place across the nation...

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[AUDIO] Cockadoodle do? Or don't?

by (Carolyn)

Submitted 07-13-2010 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission met with an unprecedented turn-out this evening to hear, among other agenda items, the proposed amendments to the city housing code that would allow hens to be raised and kept in the city limits. Dozens of families...

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Waste Not, Want Not

by (stiflerb)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NEWS

An Examination of Grand Rapid’s Recycling System by Frederick Meijer Honors College students at Grand Valley State University, Kevin Bergy, Kurt O’Hearn, Britta Stifler, Emily Schneider, and Robert VanVossen. Everybody loves freebies.  Better...

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