What you should be recycling and what you should not be

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-03-2018 under NONPROFITS

Anna Geurkink sits down with Resource Recovery Specialist, Lauren Westerman, from the Kent County Department of Public works to talk about proper recycling techniques, and discuss what and what not to put in our recycling bins.

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Going green in Grand Rapids: Properly disposing of your spring cleaning

by (HaleyK)

Submitted 05-16-2018 under OPINION

Out with the cold, in with the warm! After a month of record low temperatures and a few blankets of snow, it’s finally starting to warm up here in Grand Rapids! If you’ve procrastinated on breaking down and disposing some of those...

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Experience ArtPrize 9 at the Grand Rapids Downtown Market

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 09-19-2017 under NONPROFITS

With ArtPrize 9 beginning this week, there are hundreds of great venues across the city to take in amazing public art installations. This year, visitors to the Downtown Market can not only see eight large-scale installations in one location, but...

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WiseMaker Arts in Sustainability Parade

by (g0dfreykaren)

Submitted 08-27-2015 under

If you enjoy Giant Puppet Heads, Crazy Costumes, Bands that play Reggae music, and Parades that celebrate Creativity, then you must not miss the Arts in Sustainability Parade on Saturday, September 5 at 12noon and 4pm. Grand Rapids artist, Kelly...

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Creative space Wisemaker celebrates collaboration of art, environment

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 07-02-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

As an artist, Kelly Allen’s reverence for nature is not only depicted in the artwork she creates but in the materials she chooses and makes available to the community.   Allen, owner of the Wisemaker Creative Reuse Store and Studio,...

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State economy loses $435 million to landfill

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-23-2015 under NEWS

The state of Michigan is lagging behind national averages in recycling, with only 15% of residents recycling as compared to the national average of 35%. Governor Rick Snyder has created a proposed plan of action with the objective to double Michigan...

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Multiple locations available city wide to recycle Christmas trees

by (erictank)

Submitted 01-13-2015 under NEWS

Residents can drop off last year's Christmas trees at four area locations where they will be collected and recycled. From 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily through January 26 the following locations will be available for drop off: Riverside Park (north...

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Greener Grads launches cap and gown recycling program

by (erictank)

Submitted 05-20-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

A new Grand Rapids based startup is emphasizing sustainability in an industry that has typically contributed to the throw-away culture of modern America. Graduation gowns, a keepsake item, have a one time purpose. Once the graduation ceremony is...

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Drop off your Christmas tree for free

by (City of GR)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids Public Services Department is again offering free Christmas tree recycling during this holiday season. Christmas tree recycling will be available free of charge at the following park locations for drop-off: Riverside Park...

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2011 from a local politico's eyes

by (JimTalen)

Submitted 12-21-2011 under OPINION

Sometimes looking back helps us look ahead. Here are some highlights in local government from 2011, seen from my perspective as a local elected official: Despite Kent County's long record of cooperative and cost-saving ventures with other units...

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