Mayor Heartwell outlines future of Grand Rapids climate resiliency

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 02-26-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Mayor, George Heartwell is known for his progressive environmental and sustainability policy. In 2010 Grand Rapids was named the country's most sustainable midsized city by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. While Grand Rapids has made...

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Terra GR encourages patrons to eat, drink, aid hungry families

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terra GR is obsessed with local: local produce, local meat, local cheese, local beer — the list is long. During Cool Brews. Hot Eats., Experience Grand Rapids’ two week showcase of Michigan food and drink, the restaurant is adding one...

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Wealthy Theatre awarded grant, hopes to become world's first LED historic theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-05-2013 under NONPROFITS

This week, Wisconsin-based stage lighting manufacturer Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) awarded Wealthy Theatre a grant for an ETC ION 2000 lighting console, valued at $10,000. "This is a huge boost for our ultimate goal, to become the world...

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WMEAC Presents Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report Findings

by (WMEAC)

Submitted 12-03-2013 under NONPROFITS

Today, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) presented the Grand Rapids Climate Resiliency Report which outlines the current condition of Grand Rapids climate resiliency and offers recommendations as to how the City of Grand Rapids...

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Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

by (shannoncunningham)

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The Eastown Community Association has seen a lot of change and progress since its formation in 1973 and is now proud to announce that the organization has completed a rebranding process, complete with the launching of a new website. "The...

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Grand Rapids environmental advocates join fellow lobbyists against Kellogg's Corporation

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 11-22-2013 under NEWS

As overcast skies darkened the Festival Market Square in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids environmental advocacy groups and community members joined over 80 others from across Michigan to rally at the Kellogg’s Corporate Headquarters. The...

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Make connections, shop, learn at Black Market

by (erictank)

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

On Saturday November 23, Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) will team up with LINC to present The Black Market. The two day event begins on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and continues on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the LINC gallery in the...

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Children help take local action towards global results

by (jwiegand08)

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

Many of us grew up with Tony the Tiger gracing the covers of our cereal boxes and interrupting our Saturday morning cartoons. While the animated tiger bears little resemblance to its real life cousin, one group is demonstrating how Tony can...

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Green building alive, thriving in West Michigan


Submitted 09-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan “gets” the concept of green building. For example, take Cascade Engineering of Grand Rapids. Cascade is a multi-business manufacturer that specializes in large-part injection molding. A few years ago, the company’s...

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Tree Huggers grocery to close doors this Sunday

by (emccarty)

Submitted 09-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tree Huggers will close its doors this Sunday, September 8, culminating in a farewell party that starts at 6 p.m. The decision was announced on Facebook last week by owner Angela Topp. "This has been hands down the best...

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