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Plant sale to help fund Well House projects

Submitted 05-13-2014 under NEWS

Vegetable and herb plants will be available for purchase this Saturday at Well House. All proceeds go to supporting their Urban Garden Project.


Walk, roll, ride: Active Commute Week is May 12-16

Submitted 05-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Active Commute Week highlights the economic, health and environmental benefits of active transportation.


Local heroes to be honored at annual Hometown Heroes Celebration

Submitted 04-30-2014 under NEWS

This Thursday, May 1, the American Red Cross West Michigan Region will recognize the volunteerism and civic investment of Grand Rapids' most dedicated volunteers, organizations and community members. The annual Hometown Heroes Celebration will begins at 6 p.m. in DeVos Place's Steelcase Ballroom.


WMEAC honors Mayor Heartwell with first Environmental Legacy Award

Submitted 04-28-2014 under NEWS

WMEAC's 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration honors Mayor George Heartwell and explores the past, present and future of West Michigan environmental advocacy.


Community gardens are growing vegetables, knowledge and community

Submitted 04-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

Oakdale Neighbors celebrates community gardening and the arrival of spring with a Spring Gardening Festival on May 3


Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.


OKT Urban Forester reveals secrets to eating from city's bounty

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

Laura Casaletto shares her knowledge of collecting free quality food from urban foraging. She'll be leading a free edible plant walk on April 22.


Catalyst Radio: Wege Speaker Series bringing to town wind energy expert Tom Kiernan

Submitted 04-18-2014 under NEWS

The Wege Foundation continues its speaker series at Aquinas College with wind energy expert Tom Kiernan, CEO of the nonprofit American Wind Energy Association. The free event on Thursday, Apr. 24 begins at 4 p.m.


A Healthy Plaster Creek Watershed: Magnet for birds, butterflies

Submitted 04-15-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

When native plants are incorporated into our cities, parks, and yards, numerous benefits are realized.


Build a greener city: how investing in The Rapidian invests in your community

Submitted 04-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Follow the story of Rapidian reporter Mariah Kennedy as she inspires others to make their city a better place. Build a greener city, invest in your community: The Rapidian helps us make it possible.