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Sustainability

Creative space Wisemaker celebrates collaboration of art, environment

Submitted 07-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

"I want to take my mission here at Wisemaker to promote creativity and environmental sustainability out into the community and let other people really dig into that concept," says owner Kelly Allen.

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With designs in the works, river restoration to move toward launch

Submitted 06-30-2015 under NEWS

The designs for the Grand River restoration project in Grand Rapids, headed by the city and Grand Rapids Whitewater, are halfway complete. Grand Rapids aims to transform into a riverfront metropolis once the project reaches completion within the next decade.

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New data reveals number of homeless up; unsheltered down

Submitted 06-25-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness works with the "housing first" model to quickly end unsheltered homelessness.

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New food co-op forming in Grand Rapids

Submitted 06-16-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Local community organizers seek to bring a centrally located food co-op store that is accessible to all of Grand Rapids.

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Community yoga class raises funds for Nepal, funds matched by Lululemon

Submitted 06-09-2015 under NEWS

Lululemon Athletica’s Grand Rapids store and AM Yoga partner to raise humanitarian aid for Nepal with community yoga class; all donations matched by the high end apparel company up to $50,000.

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Keep GR moving: Modern mobility strategy designed to build stronger city

Submitted 06-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

The City Commission is looking at a forward thinking proposal designed to stave off traffic jams, promote transportation equity and connect us to more places and prosperity.

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Honest to Goodness

Submitted 06-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Vendor Spotlight: Sheri Wierenga of Dutch Girl Bath and Body brings all natural, homemade products to First Fridays: The Market

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Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

The event, presented by Founders Brewing Company and including local music, local food and interactive family activities, will be outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight.

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards is partnering with two middle schools to collect data in an upstream-downstream partnership to unite local students and study local watershed.

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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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