sustainability

First Rapidian fund drive a success with over $10,000 in donations

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-30-2012 under OPINION

"Not only is The Rapidian a valuable resource for our community, but it provides a place for new writers (like me) to get professional experience too." -Heidi Stukkie Words like these came flooding in with donations over the past week-and...

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Friday is last day to sign up for LEED workshops

by (jereldomer)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under NEWS

"Going green" has been all the rage over the last several years, and operating out of a LEED-certified building seems to be one of the proudest boasts in the business community and beyond. So what, exactly, does "LEED-certified"...

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Rapidian still reaching for 250-donor goal

by (Holly)

Submitted 04-26-2012 under OPINION

Someone asked me this morning: What's your goal with this fund drive? Why are you doing it? What are you going to do with the money? Why should I invest my money? So I thought I'd give you the "short version" answer to those questions: Our goal is...

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A Watershed Moment: Converting Energy into Smart Energy

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-12-2012 under NEWS

  The way energy is delivered to our homes is changing. Energy service providers are beginning to use Smart technology which will deliver and use energy more efficiently, and be more cost effective. Consumers Energy and SmartStreet is...

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A Watershed Moment: Grand Rapids, a leader in sustainability

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-05-2012 under NEWS

In this installment of "A Watershed Moment", the Director of Energy and Sustainability for the city of Grand Rapids talks about the 2010 Grand Rapids Sustainability Plan. According to Haris Alibasic, the plan makes Grand Rapids...

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A Watershed Moment: Sustainability at Pilgrim Manor

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 03-22-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

On this episode of A Watershed Moment, we hear from Carol Parsaca, Sustainability Manager for the Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community on Grand Rapids' northeast side. Parsaca leads the organization and its residents in practices that...

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Got dirt?

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 02-27-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When was the last time you took a moment to think about dirt?  As one of Earth’s most under-appreciated resources, dirt does a lot: it cleans our water, helps feed us, and regulates the climate.  The West Michigan Environmental...

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Dr. Ocean treats "sea sickness"

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 02-16-2012 under NEWS

Don Walsh is little-known for traveling deeper into the ocean than any other human being. Over half a century ago, Walsh and his team plunged over 35,000 feet into the Pacific Ocean. Since then, no one has traveled to such depths. In fact, “we...

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"All.I.Can.:" A ski film with a message

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 12-08-2011 under OPINION

A ski film that is looking to make change.   On December 10th Sherpas Cinema makes a stop in Grand Rapids at the Wealthy Theatre to present All.I.Can. as part of its national tour. All.I.Can. is an extreme ski film of spectacular...

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Revolutionizing historic preservation

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

Community Media Center (CMC) proudly debuts a new video about Wealthy Theatre's pioneering Centennial Sustainability Campaign, which has a fundraising goal of $500,000. We're halfway there and we need your help. Please share this article,...

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