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Sustainability

Grand Rapids area breweries create tree-themed beer in support of urban forest

Submitted 08-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Over 20 Grand Rapids area breweries are teaming up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to raise money for their Urban Forest Project, an initiative to maximize the tree canopy in all parts of the city.

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

Submitted 08-19-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

On August 6 the Grand Rapids Downtown Market was one of the first urban markets in the country to be awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to celebrate fourth annual Green Gala

Submitted 08-12-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, August 21, the Green Gala will raise funds for the continued work to bring community members and partners together for park improvements.

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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six local nonprofits will host a collaborative fundraising party from 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 19 in advance of the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest

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11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

Submitted 08-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

The 11th Annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup Is Set For September 20th

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Catalyst Radio: Land stewardship network offering educational opportunities

Submitted 08-01-2014 under NEWS

On Fri., Aug. 8, The West Michigan Cluster of The Stewardship Network is offering a workshop on Forestry Management. The natural resource group also has several additional educational opportunities planned.

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What is a Clean Air Action Day?

Submitted 07-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

Free Rides on Buses Are The Only Thing Good About Clean Air Action Days

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Slow it down, soak it in: Urban stormwater in Plaster Creek

Submitted 07-22-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Changing the methods of dealing with storm water is key to a long and arduous restoration of the Plaster Creek watershed. Raising community awareness about alternate ways to capture storm water is essential.

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Maker space fosters diversity, continues to encourage cross pollination

Submitted 07-15-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

GR Makers space is a 9,000 square foot workshop/lab on the West Side that fosters collaboration and ingenuity.

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Peter Wege - The Loss of an Environmental Hero

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

One of West Michigan's prominent environmental philanthropists and visionaries has passed on.

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