sustainability

Access' Food Justice Training unites community toward common goal

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 04-26-2017 under NONPROFITS

Cultivating solutions to food insecurity is far from a single-organization job. It requires a community of activists for the good food system. On Tuesday, April 11, Access of West Michigan hosted the Food Justice Training ...

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Mayor Rosalynn Bliss talks about first year as mayor, implementing sustainable practices

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 02-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

In her inaugural State of the City Address, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss laid out a number of ambitious goals regarding environmental sustainability. One year later, she has held true to her word and made bounds toward these goals....

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Ride The Rapid to ArtPrize Eight

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-20-2016 under NEWS

The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there...

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Organizations partner with community to vitalize Roosevelt Park

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 06-07-2016 under NONPROFITS

What started out as a dream for a park with public art turned into a reality on May 21st when Friends of Grand Rapids Parks installed a vibrant mural in Roosevelt Park, an urban green space near the intersection of Clyde Park and Granville Avenue....

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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Second annual River City Water Festival to celebrate Grand River

by (Public Museum)

Submitted 03-01-2016 under NEWS

Groundswell, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) are excited to partner once again with the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) to bring the second annual River...

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Land, labor, capital: Looking at root causes of our diseased food system

by (Lance Kraai)

Submitted 02-09-2016 under OPINION

I’m convinced that the ideology of capitalism is the ultimate root cause of the dysfunction of our diseased food system. Addressing food system work without this acknowledgement will only lead to shallow short term solutions. Capitalism has...

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Local Westside school collecting water for Flint Public Schools

by (jullianiemackey)

Submitted 02-02-2016 under NEWS

The Harrison Park School community is organizing in a collaboration between parents and school administrators to help our neighbors in Flint with their need for safe water. The Parent Action Leader, Petronila Solares, at Harrison Park School, was an...

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Climate Change: Local Solutions to Global Problems with George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids (former)

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-29-2016 under

When it comes to climate change, the local can impact the global!  Former Mayor Heartwell draws on his decades of work creating a more sustainable Grand Rapids and insights gained from the Paris Climate Conference. He discusses the role that...

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Plaster Creek restoration project planned for Dutton Shadyside Park in 2016

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 01-19-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"We came to Michigan when I was 10 years old, and a little way from my home was Plaster Creek…That stream was my playground during the next six or eight years…my companions [and I knew] the individuality of a great many trees; we...

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