Water

The Stream brings attention to worldwide water shortages

by (averym92)

Submitted 10-01-2015 under NEWS

“The Stream” is a multimedia installation by Emeka Ikebude at the DeVos Place Convention Center. The piece was created in an attempt to bring attention to water scarcity around the world, especially developing countries and Ikebude...

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Local high school students work to restore their watershed

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Deanna Geehoed and Micah Warners.   The Plaster Creek Green Team is celebrating its third summer of engaging high school students in watershed restoration. The Green Team is an initiative of Plaster Creek Stewards...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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City Connection hosts live conversation with Mayor Heartwell

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, as news of California's drought conditions continues and in light of West Michigan Environmental...

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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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Grand Rapids Water Systems Administration building gets solar panel array

by (erikzimmerman)

Submitted 07-14-2012 under NEWS

On Tuesday, the city of Grand Rapids unveiled a solar panel array above the Water Systems Administration building at 1900 Oak Industrial Drive. This moves the city one step closer to its goal of securing 100 percent of its energy from renewable...

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A Watershed Moment: High hopes for 2012 Grand River GreenUp

by (Karie Schulenburg)

Submitted 04-16-2012 under NEWS

Grand Rapids-based West Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Grand Haven Jaycees will host the 2nd Annual Grand River GreenUp this Saturday, April 21 at Riverside Park in Robinson Township from 9 a.m. to noon. Last year...

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Pollution in the Grand River

by (schraubm)

Submitted 12-07-2010 under OPINION

"Filthy water cannot be washed."    - African Proverb If you’re familiar with downtown Grand Rapids, you’ve likely been exposed to the deteriorating quality of the Grand River. Poor water quality prevents people from fully...

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Artist Maya Lin lectures about past and current work to a packed crowd at the GRAM

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 10-02-2010 under NEWS

A couple hundred tushes warmed 275 seats, plastic and winged, to receive Maya Lin this evening at the Grand Rapids Art Museum. The artist is best known nationally for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. In Grand Rapids, "Ecliptic"...

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In studio: Uma Mishra returns from Ghana, water filters installed

by (WYCE)

Submitted 09-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Uma Mishra of the GVSU Ghana Nsu Project joined us in June prior to her trip to Ghana. She has just returned from Atekyedo, the Ghanean village where she collaborated to install 30 water filters. She shares how she adapted communication to...

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