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Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

The Rapidian: our community news resource

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Community Engagement Specialist Briana Ureña-Ravelo speaks on the importance of a community news platform that serves everyone.

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Local dojo works to increase community wellness with Kickstarter

Submitted 05-19-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Shen & Kyoseikan Dojo is working to increase wellness accessibility in its new neighborhood and transform care for cancer patients and survivors.

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Grand Rapids Press Reporter Garret Ellison honored with 2015 Baxter Award by the Grand Rapids Historical Society

Submitted 05-15-2015 under NONPROFITS

Reporter Garret Ellison was praised for his well-researched and widely read news articles featuring historical accounts of the Grand River Valley.

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Palm oil plantations and deforestation; What we can do locally to help

Submitted 05-11-2015 under OPINION

It's not too late to help stop deforestation and prevent catastrophic global consequences.

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Catalyst Radio: Architecture environmentalist Mazria is keynote for Wege Speaker Series

Submitted 04-03-2015 under NEWS

This year’s Wege Speaker Series is the 19th annual environmental lecture event, beginning April 23 at Aquinas Performing Arts Center.

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OKT offers free Composting & Vermiculture class April 11

Submitted 04-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

Free Composting and Vermiculture class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE 49507.

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

At this year’s Women and Environment Symposium, speakers discussed environmental justice and related topics such as healthy homes and family health, inclusion and localizing food.

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City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids, the SiTE:LAB arts organization and Kent County Habitat for Humanity have been announced as one of the final 12 in a Public Art Challenge offered by Bloomberg Philanthropies of New York.

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Community matters for women entreprenuers in Grand Rapids: BoxedGR's Missy McCall

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

A local business woman's love for Grand Rapids inspired her new company. To keep her going, she finds encouragement meeting with a community of women entrepreneurs.

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Local companies running with it: Gazelle Girl Half Marathon & 5k for employee wellness

Submitted 03-03-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

With rising healthcare costs, employers are offering creative incentives and programs to encourage healthy behaviors like participating in Gazelle Girl.

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