Composting & Vermiculture

by (OKT)

Submitted 05-02-2016 under

Learn how to compost food waste and scraps into healthy living soil for your food garden. Free. Donations accepted.

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OKT offers free Composting & Vermiculture class April 11

by (OKT)

Submitted 04-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Saturday April 11, OKT is hosting a free Composting and Vermiculture class from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE 49507. Come and learn about the true nature of compost and how to end up with the rich humus that your...

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Downtown bars work toward sustainability with zero waste initiative

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

“We rely on our environment to supply and support every single thing we do. Without a healthy environment, everything suffers,” says Autumn Sands, sustainability coordinator of BarFly Ventures and recent recipient of the Woman of Hope...

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'Earth-friendly' claims for corn-based plastics can mislead; local businesses can help

by (erikzimmerman)

Submitted 08-09-2012 under NEWS

  Buying eco-friendly products is good for the environment and it makes consumers feel good, but some “green” products have caveats. Fortunately for Grand Rapids, two area companies are working to ensure that certain eco-friendly...

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Grand Rapids composting firm to expand services

by (Allison Arnold)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

A local company is getting a boost of new business, thanks to demand for composting services in outlying areas. Grand Rapids-based composting firm New Soil announced recently that it would expand services across large portions of Muskegon...

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Environmentalists, business owners concerned over bill that allows yard clippings in landfills

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-15-2012 under NEWS

The Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills that would allow the commingling of yard clippings and garbage in landfills, a move that has local environmental experts concerned. The House Energy and Technology Committee passed...

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Grand Valley students get dirty

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 02-29-2012 under NEWS

In many areas around Grand Valley State University's downtown Grand Rapids campus, along with its campuses in Allendale, Muskegon and Holland, the university has placed composting and recycling bins alongside traditional trash receptacles to cut...

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