Think globally, act locally with ECA's "Dig Into Spring" event in celebration of Earth Day

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

The Eastown Community Association invites you to “Dig into Spring” on April 18 from 1-4 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day 2015. All are invited to join the Eastown community for a series of workshops at the Wilcox Park Shelter, covering...

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Essence Restaurant Group focuses on "farm-to-fork," sustainability year-round

by (MaddieForshee)

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

When it comes to local food, the Grand Rapids food community believes in sourcing food locally and being smart about the food that is used at home and in the restaurant.  Every year during the winter, Michigan crops decrease significantly and...

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Young evangelicals celebrate release of climate conversation videos

by (worldrenew)

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

That quote is from a new video and study guide on climate change that has broad application in faith circles—and not one that Americans expect from mainstream Protestants. The resource was launched yesterday, April 6, 2015, on the Climate...

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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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Superbugs in our watershed?

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by David Warners   Historical Plaster Creek When Plaster Creek was known as Ken-O-Sha ("Water of the Walleye") it followed a meandering course from present day Dutton and Caledonia through wetlands and ravines in Kentwood,...

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4th annual Women and Environment Symposium explores environmental justice issues, solutions

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-23-2015 under NEWS

The Women and Environment Symposium hosted by  the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) and Grand Valley State University aspires to educate, to inspire and to motivate participants to act. This year’s theme centered...

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Clothing Matters provides alternative with environmentally conscious fashion

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 03-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

For almost two decades Clothing Matters has been providing sustainably manufactured apparel to the public. Marta Swain, owner of Clothing Matters, says everything about the store is environmentally conscious and over the last 19 years it has laid a...

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Feeding America West Michigan to expand fresh food distributions with CSX, Conservation Fund grant

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

CSX and the Conservation Fund announced today that Feeding America West Michigan is one of 10 charitable organizations in the South, Midwest and on the East Coast to receive grants to improve the transportation and distribution of fresh, healthy...

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Nourish Organic Market expands with free delivery of food baskets

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Nourish Organic Market prides itself on being the 3rd best place to get food- next to having a personal garden and buying directly from a farmer. What started as an online store called Artisan Food is now a market that connects with farmers to...

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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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