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Sustainability

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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First neighborhood summit to encourage residents to voice priorities for their communities

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NEWS

"Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City" is the first summit of its kind in Grand Rapids, bringing together leaders and citizens with the goal of strengthening local communities.

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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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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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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib's is environmentally conscious about the food they serve by choosing to buy local. Their building is gold LEED certified, designed and built by Bazzani Associates, a company that has created many sustainable buildings.

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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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Local sixth graders adopt Kreiser Pond

Submitted 01-27-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids Christian middle schoolers have adopted Kreiser Pond for a year of place based learning in a retention basin.

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5th Annual WinterWest returns to GR's West Side with Crazy Cardboard Sled Race

Submitted 01-19-2015 under NONPROFITS

Popular event on Grand Rapids’ West Side returns with an exciting twist

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DGRI to bring champion of data-driven goals to speaker series

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Theresa Reno-Weber will be sharing how her team in Louisville uses data and performance-based government strategies to improve services, build transparency and increase involvement at the city government level.

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