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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A Watershed Moment: Why Brewery Vivant uses cans instead of bottles

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under OPINION

This week Kris Spaulding, Co-Owner and Sustainability Director of Brewery Vivant discusses the environmental merits of canning beer instead of bottling it – the method traditionally preferred by most micro-breweries.  Since opening...

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Trash Talk: Controversy sparks over new solid waste management plan

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NEWS

A proposal that would allow the Kent County Board of Public Works more control over where solid waste ends up after leaving the curb is generating much debate between waste haulers and the county. Private waste haulers in the region are concerned...

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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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First 5x5 Event: Fire and Knife is the Big Winner

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 02-23-2011 under NEWS

"Relax." said Rick DeVos "This is not a competition, this isn't about business ideas and it is not a pitch night." DeVos' own latest idea, 5x5 Night drew a crowd of about 200 interested people who packed the Grand Rapids Art Museum's auditorium to...

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From Garbage to Art; The Power of Recycling

by (DwellingPlaceCo...)

Submitted 07-06-2010 under NONPROFITS

A new style of crafting is emerging and local artisan Ryan Wyrick is one step ahead of the curve. For years, Ryan has been using recycled materials and found objects to create beautiful pieces of art. I was able to get the inside scoop as to why he...

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[MIDTOWN] Citywide single stream recycling coming to a curb near you!

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 06-23-2010 under NONPROFITS

At the Midtown Neighborhood Association's latest board meeting on Monday night, Barbara Small from the City of Grand Rapids' sanitation division made a guest appearance to update us about changes to recycling in the neighborhood. The City has...

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Internationally Acclaimed Artist for ArtPrize 2010

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-02-2010 under NONPROFITS

UICA is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting work by internationally acclaimed artist, Chris Jordan, for ArtPrize 2010. Jordan's main piece for ArtPrize, entitled Gyre, is a 8-foot by 11-foot photograph which depicts a wave made from 2....

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Waste Not, Want Not

by (stiflerb)

Submitted 12-01-2009 under NEWS

An Examination of Grand Rapid’s Recycling System by Frederick Meijer Honors College students at Grand Valley State University, Kevin Bergy, Kurt O’Hearn, Britta Stifler, Emily Schneider, and Robert VanVossen. Everybody loves freebies.  Better...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans

by (mlesert)

Submitted 09-30-2009 under OPINION

If you've been wondering what those huge bundles of crushed plastic tucked behind the 45 Ottawa venue are all about, here's a hint: Lisa Yarost's Recyclable Container for Humans is all about consumption and waste—the kind we can't throw "away" even...

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