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Community Cleanup champions placemaking, neighborhood love, inclusive growth

Submitted 05-05-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

In early spring 2008, Brian and Erica VanEe were on a walk in their neighborhood and decided to get some friends together for a little pick up of the area and some fun together afterward. Now, the WestSide Community Cleanup has grown to a diverse event with over 300 participants.


East Hills to host third Made in Michigan Day April 25

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NEWS

East Hills Business district will be featuring products made in Michigan with a neighborhood scavenger hunt, special restaurant items and giveaways.


Arbor Day roots extend to Michigan

Submitted 04-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

In Michigan we know that our forests and trees are beautiful and special, but did you know that the founder of Arbor Day spent the majority of his influential years in this great state?


Wednesday! Free OKT Earth Day Spring Tree Tour

Submitted 04-21-2015 under NONPROFITS

OKT urban forester, Laura Casaletto, will lead us through Garfield Park where we will munch leaves and nibble flowers together for Earth Day.


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

Submitted 04-14-2015 under NEWS

"Dig into Spring: is a series of workshops hosted by the Eastown Community Association at Wilcox Park Shelter on April 18. The workshops cover topics like gardening, foraging, and rain barrels.


WMEAC presents first "Blue Tie Ball" to support water protection

Submitted 04-11-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Tickets are available for the West Michigan Environmental Council's annual Earth Day Celebration.


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

Submitted 04-08-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Making sustainable, locally sourced food to build a sustainable community is in the core values of Bistro Bella Vita, Grove and the Green Well.


Downtown residents invited to share thoughts about future of city

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

Mix, Mingle and Share Your Voice hopes to prompt residents to meet their neighbors and learn about important issues in the community.


Happy Hour think tank to discuss women in cycling industry

Submitted 04-07-2015 under NEWS

She Rides Her Own Way invites women cyclists to join them for a happy hour designed to discuss women in the bike industry, improving bike culture and connecting with other women cyclists.


GVSU’s Change U to focus on collective climate justice

Submitted 04-06-2015 under NEWS

The social justice program’s final segment will be a two part series on climate issues, analyzing the effects of capitalism on the environment and developing ideas for systematic change.