Community Updates: Friday, June 30

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-30-2023 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Fire Department, Grand Rapids Police Department, and Kent County Animal Shelter Release Helpful Firework Tips Ahead of Independence Day As Independence Day approaches, many Grand Rapidians may be preparing to...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be Joined by John Gorney, Director of GR Department of Public Works

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2023 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, January 9, Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will be in the GRTV studio for the January episode of City Connection. Mayor Bliss will be joined by John Gorney, the Director of the Grand Rapids Department of Public Works. Starla...

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SORT stations help WMEAC, ArtPrize divert waste from landfill

by (Kiran Sood Patel)

Submitted 09-11-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

When ArtPrize 10 begins on September 19, 2018, thousands of visitors and art lovers will descend upon downtown Grand Rapids. These visitors and onlookers will buy food, snacks and beverages to help satisfy their hunger and quench their thirst as...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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Catalyst Radio: Food bank use increasing, according to Feeding America report

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-22-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we focus on Hunger in America, and more specifically, in West Michigan.  The hunger-relief organization Feeding...

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Goodwill Industries Eliminates Wastes, Benefiting Local Community

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 09-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

In Grandville, there is a warehouse with floor-to-ceiling cardboard crates filled with stuff. Lots of stuff: unwanted holiday sweaters, broken belts and old VHS tapes. It’s the stuff that gets thrown onto the doorstep of Goodwill Industries...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans

by (mlesert)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If you've been wondering what those huge bundles of crushed plastic tucked behind the 45 Ottawa venue are all about, here's a hint: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans is all about consumption and waste—the kind we can't throw "away" even...

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