sustainability

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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Green Drinks offers networking for environmental field

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is the local host for Green Drinks in Grand Rapids. Green Drinks is a self-organizing network that is active in over 600 cities in the world. The event is an informal networking...

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Marie Catribs serves sustainability

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-10-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Marie Catrib’s is known for their Mediterranean influenced meals all made from scratch, but there is another element at the heart of their food. “When you make food for people you have to do it with love and a good conscience,”...

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Women's Symposium to tackle gender roles, environmental issues

by (Yeldellc)

Submitted 02-03-2015 under NEWS

The 4th annual Women and the Environment Symposium presented by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will be tackling problems like environmental justice and gender issues, and aims to leave participants with...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market awarded prestigious LEED Gold certification

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 08-19-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Downtown Market achieved LEED certification for implementing strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality....

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West Michigan nonprofits join forces to send teams on 300-mile bicycle ride from Grand Rapids to Chicago

by (Greater Grand R...)

Submitted 08-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

Six West Michigan, community-based organizations will join forces for a collaborative fundraising effort as they prepare to send teams on the first-ever Climate Ride Midwest. The nonprofits invite community members to learn more about this...

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Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition's prepares for city certification

by (kendravanderlip)

Submitted 07-01-2014 under NEWS

Tom Tilma, executive director of The Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition (GGRBC), has big plans for the local cycling nonprofit. Tilma wants to be a silver level cycling friendly community, according to the standards set by the League of American...

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Urban Forest Project to host community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 04-08-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, April 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Urban Forest Project will hold a community tree planting event at Dickinson Buffer Park. The event is open to the public with all necessary tools, trees and training provided by Friends of Grand...

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Brewery Vivant to host "Beer the Change" celebration

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, March 30, Brewery Vivant will welcome the community to participate in their annual “Beer the Change” event. The brewery’s visual sustainability report will be presented visually and interactively featuring a...

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