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Sustainability

Learning from Olmsted and a Muddy River

Submitted 09-30-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Grand Rapids is not alone in its efforts to revitalize and restore a river, so what can we learn from one project already in implementation and nearly a century in the making

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GRPS Partners with WMEAC for Teach for the Watershed Program

Submitted 09-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Public Schools expands the current partnership with WMEAC to expand environmental education to all students.

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Artprize offers transit passes to increase diversity

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Artprize is giving away free bus passes to community organizations to increase the diversity of the art competition.

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"Bike the Foodscape" with OKT Saturday

Submitted 09-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

“Bike the Foodscape” 3 p.m. Saturday Sept. 27 at G R Ford Academic Center. 2-mile bike tour with stops at ten educational destinations

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Cutting curbs to clean a creek

Submitted 09-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Plaster Creek Stewards aims to reduce stormwater pollution and beautify a Grand Rapids Neighborhood.

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses sets precedent for minority neighborhood revitalization

Submitted 09-23-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Jamiel Robinson is on a mission: by fostering dialog and raising awareness he hopes to elevate the black business community to viable and sustainable heights.

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Bus Stop Stories showcase local resident experiences on public transportation

Submitted 09-16-2014 under NONPROFITS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Tommy Allen Creative and Friends of Transit Announces the launch “Bus Stop Stories,” a new video series showcasing The Rapid’s new BRT Silver Line.

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Seeing positive reflections in Grand River planning

Submitted 09-11-2014 under OPINION

The City's riverfront revitalization planning includes work with GR Forward's River Corridor Plan Steering Committee. This work is not just about the river: it's about the people that want to fish in, paddle on and just enjoy our watershed.

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Volunteers needed for annual Mayors' Grand River Cleanup

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will be hosting the 11th annual river cleanup on Saturday, September 20, and are seeking participants to join four local mayors in their efforts.

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Mayor engages questions of local economic growth, public transportation on City Connection

Submitted 09-08-2014 under NONPROFITS

Mayor Heartwell answered citizen questions, like one from Chelsie Wyse, asking about how efforts like The Rapid's Silver Line can help local economic growth

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