Renewable Energy

Brewery Vivant pulls a pint for hunger relief

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids is having something of a beer renaissance: a spate of new breweries in the past several years, a recent designation as Beer City USA and a much-talked-about exploration of the city’s 170-year brewing history at the public...

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Grand Rapids Water Systems Administration building gets solar panel array

by (erikzimmerman)

Submitted 07-14-2012 under NEWS

On Tuesday, the city of Grand Rapids unveiled a solar panel array above the Water Systems Administration building at 1900 Oak Industrial Drive. This moves the city one step closer to its goal of securing 100 percent of its energy from renewable...

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Mayor wins Climate Protection Award for Grand Rapids

by (mcolborn)

Submitted 07-09-2012 under NEWS

Mayor George Heartwell’s heart for the people of Grand Rapids and his view that caring for the environment is a matter of morals catapulted the city to the top honor as 2012 US Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Award Winner for...

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A Watershed Moment: Monitoring wind on Lake Michigan

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under NEWS

On this week’s episode we hear from Dr. Erik Nordman, Professor of Natural Resource Management at Grand Valley State University and West Michigan Environmental Action Council Board President as he talks about a new wind monitoring buoy that...

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