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Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Ten charitable organizations are getting funding to increase the availability of healthy foods in high-need communities.

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market, a small grocer that provides local and organic food, now offers free delivery for their Fresh For You food baskets as a way to make groceries more accessible and supporting local farmers easier.

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

Due to a lack of community participation in recycling, the governor has developed a recycling initiative to increase residential recycling access statewide.

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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Jackie Konyndyk talks about the stores that have left her neighborhood and what she would like to see for the future of her community.

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Kent County Tax Credit Coalition provides free tax preparation services

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

If your household income is $55,000 or less, the KCTCC can prepare and e-file your taxes for free.

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The Right Place's economic outlook for West Michigan

Submitted 02-12-2015 under OPINION

The Right Place puts West Michigan on the map as a economic development hotspot.

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Green Drinks offers networking for environmental field

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Green Drinks is an event hosted by WMEAC each month for people interested in the environmental field to network, exchange ideas and have casual conversation. The next Green Drinks will be held at Grand Rapids Brewing Company.

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WMCAT acquires new screen printing program

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology has acquired a screen printing operation out of Holland, Michigan to launch a new social enterprise initiative.

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Love matters: GR Forward speaker says love important factor in city-building

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

Peter Kageyama, author of "For the Love of Cities," will be visiting Grand Rapids on Thursday, February 12He says civic engagement can take many forms, as a way to act upon our love for places.

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Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium, a one day event designed to inform participants on gender issues and environmental concerns, will cover environmental justice, healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.

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