The Rapidian

Sustainability

Residents raise concern over chemicals concentrated in snow piles

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids citizens, city officials and scientists discuss contaminates in city snow piles and their effect on the stormwater system and watershed.

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Grand Rapids resident to be honored with prestigious Athena Award from U of M

Submitted 03-18-2014 under NEWS

Lorissa MacAllister, president and founder of Enviah consulting and research in Cascade, will honored with an Athena Award for leading in health and wellness design.

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Hope on their sleeves: clothing startup believes in Michigan's resilience

Submitted 03-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Driven by a passion for design and a fierce loyalty to their home state, Live. Love. Michigan. strives to make it in the clothing business and bring Michigan up with them.

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Missional organization to give glimpse of poverty's challenges at local colleges

Submitted 03-14-2014 under NEWS

Access of West Michigan will present a poverty simulation workshop designed to promote an understanding of low-income struggles at Davenport University on March 24 and at GRCC on March 31.

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Residents share concerns, suggestions over US-131 and I-96

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

Residents participated in an open house meeting with MDOT representatives to share their views on the future of Kent County highways.

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Citizens question where city snow piles are stored

Submitted 03-06-2014 under NEWS

Officials answer residents' questions on city snow disposal sites and runoff contamination containment.

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MDOT staff, public meeting to discuss future of US-131 and I-96

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

On Thursday, March 6, The Michigan Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting to discuss the future of key highways in Kent County over the next 20 years.

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Large snowpack leads to concern over heightened spring flood levels

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NEWS

Scientists and city officials speak about the large amount of snow and pervasive cold temperatures and their effect on Grand River water levels come spring.

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Terra GR donates 488 meals through Cool Brews, Hot Eats

Submitted 03-03-2014 under NONPROFITS

The donation will send food to people in need in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

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Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.

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