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Sustainability

ENERGY STAR Certification is Newest Climate Milestone for the Christian Reformed Church

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

Becomes second denominational building in U.S. to receive certification

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The Spoke Folks to celebrate all things bicycle at second annual fundraiser

Submitted 05-26-2015 under NEWS

The fundraiser event "Crank" on May 30 will benefit the mission of The Spoke Folks, to increase and sustain bicycle ridership in Grand Rapids.

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Outdoor Farmers Market works to increase neighborhood accessibility to fresh produce

Submitted 05-19-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market's outdoor farmers market season starts this Saturday, with 35 farmers and fresh food artisans providing access to fresh fruits and vegetables in the heart of the city.

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New community garden available for residents in Garfield Parks Neighborhood

Submitted 05-12-2015 under NEWS

The GPNA is starting a new community garden at 1712 Madison Ave SE with local residents to provide local healthy food and build community

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Neighborhood Association to host annual plant, seed exchange

Submitted 05-12-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Midtown Neighborhood Association's 12th plant and seed exchange provides a way for residents to get to know their neighbors and learn about gardening from other community members.

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Active Commute Week: Walk, Roll + Ride

Submitted 05-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

Fourth Active Commute Week Set for May 11-15 expected to grow with new Bike Train Program

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Eastown's annual Picnic in the Park to plant 15 new trees

Submitted 05-05-2015 under NEWS

On May 9, the Eastown Community Association will partner with Friends of GR Parks to increase the shade canopy at Sigsbee Park.

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Community Cleanup champions placemaking, neighborhood love, inclusive growth

Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.

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East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

East Hills Business district will be featuring products made in Michigan with a neighborhood scavenger hunt, special restaurant items and giveaways.

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Arbor Day roots extend to Michigan

Submitted 04-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In Michigan we know that our forests and trees are beautiful and special, but did you know that the founder of Arbor Day spent the majority of his influential years in this great state?

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