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West MI Fractivist: Jeff Smith and the 'People's EPA' indict the oil & gas industry

by Tiffany Szakal (TSzakal)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

With a welcoming smile and laid back attitude it’s difficult to imagine that a few short months ago Jeff Smith, founder of Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID), was in jail for occupying the downtown office of Wolverine Oil...

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A Watershed Moment: High hopes for 2012 Grand River GreenUp

by Karie Schulenburg (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Jaycees will host the 2nd Annual Grand River GreenUp this Saturday, April 21 at Riverside Park in Robinson Township from 9 a.m. to noon. Last year...

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Dr. Ocean treats "sea sickness"

by Karie Schulenburg (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 02-16-2012 under NEWS

Don Walsh is little-known for traveling deeper into the ocean than any other human being. Over half a century ago, Walsh and his team plunged over 35,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, no one has traveled to such depths. In fact, “we...

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Pollution in the Grand River

by Melissa Schrauben (schraubm)

Submitted 12-07-2010 under OPINION

"Filthy water cannot be washed."    - African Proverb If you’re familiar with downtown Grand Rapids, you’ve likely been exposed to the deteriorating quality of the Grand River. Poor water quality prevents people from fully...

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Does Your Spiritual Life Include WATER?

by Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids (grdominicans)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Ancient Chinese teacher Lao Tzu said, “The greatest good is like water that nourishes all things.” Philosopher Sara Leeland, PhD will explain how we can enhance spiritual life flow by developing gratitude for the water in our lives. Leeland...

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