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Sustainability

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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Summer picturesque kicks off with photo walk through city parks

Submitted 07-08-2014 under NEWS

Join The Rapidian, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and this season's photographer Steven DePolo as they tour some of Grand Rapids best city parks to inaugurate the summer Picturesque photo contest.

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Pleasant surprise result of years of neighborhood action

Submitted 07-08-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The creation of Pleasant Park took years of effort from a variety of concerned citizens and organizations. What resulted was more than a place, but the building up of community.

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Envisioning the future of Grand Rapids: how best to utilize downtown, riverfront

Submitted 07-01-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. along with the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools have launched a comprehensive planning process to inform the direction of downtown and the riverfront.

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The changing constitution of livability

Submitted 06-10-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

As we plan to position Downtown Grand Rapids to be one of the most livable and desirable neighborhoods in West Michigan, we’re compelled to consider the areas that people will prioritize when choosing to call this place home.

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American Red Cross volunteers & donors honored in "Sweet Celebration"

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NEWS

Ice Cream Social & Annual Meeting celebrates the critical work of local Red Cross volunteers & blood donors

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Plaster Creek Stewards Summer Green Team to train youth in watershed restoration

Submitted 06-03-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Urban high school students will be working along the watershed for eight weeks this summer, doing restoration and research to better understand how to address water quality issues in our area.

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