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Sustainability

Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

"Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter on April 18. The workshops cover topics like gardening, foraging, and rain barrels.

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WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are available for the West Michigan Environmental Council's annual Earth Day Celebration.

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.

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Downtown residents invited to share thoughts about future of city

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

Mix, Mingle and Share Your Voice hopes to prompt residents to meet their neighbors and learn about important issues in the community.

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Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.

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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

The social justice program’s final segment will be a two part series on climate issues, analyzing the effects of capitalism on the environment and developing ideas for systematic change.

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Community organizations work to improve bicycle accessibility for transportation

Submitted 03-31-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Spoke Folks, Boston Square Community Bikes and the Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition are all working to make biking accessible and safe in our city.

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

The BarFly Ventures group of downtown bars, like Stella’s and Grand Rapids Brewing Company, are working to lower their impact on the earth- from decreasing all of their waste output to raising awareness about fracking.

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Thomas Street Neighborhood Garden plans orchard with Friends of GR Parks grant

Submitted 03-24-2015 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks offers mini-grants to neighborhoods and individuals to increase Grand Rapids' tree canopy and engage citizens in caring for mature trees.

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Superbugs in our watershed?

Submitted 03-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Calvin Students Investigate Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Plaster Creek

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