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GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

According to the West Michigan Environmental Action Council’s (WMEAC) Climate Resiliency Report, underserved, low-income and minority population areas will be disproportionately affected by climate change in Grand Rapids. Change...

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Campaign to End Circus Cruelty Heats Up

by (tonia.hauser)

Submitted 11-24-2014 under OPINION

We’re a nation of animal lovers, are we not? Jon Dunn and Kolene Allen, the force behind the campaign End Circus Cruelty, believe so. People care a great deal about the furry critters they feed, give a home to and insist on calling family. It...

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Burritotown wants healthy, ethical, local food for Grand Rapids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 06-20-2012 under NEWS

Last Saturday, Grand Rapids had new food options available for the late-night crowd. Several entrepreneurs, Dallas McCulloch, Brandon Hill, Lindsay Sanderson and Ryan Cappalletti set out to transform Bartertown Diner into Burritotown Diner. ...

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Moral Ground 2010: A Responsibility to Fido and Fluffy

by (Adams Kori)

Submitted 10-23-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

“Unlike humans, animals cannot defend themselves. The animals are not the ones damaging things here, we are. Why punish those who are innocent?” ~ Stacie Kreiser, Pre-Veterinary senior at GVSU  Ghandi once said, “Be the change you want to see...

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Local Group Seeks to Assist Plight of Outdoor Animals in Winter

by (mdhoyt)

Submitted 11-06-2009 under NEWS

It is estimated by local animal welfare groups that in Grand Rapids alone, hundreds of companion animals are left to fend for themselves against the cold each winter. Without proper shelter and care, frostbite, hypothermia and death can overtake our...

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