The Rapidian


Joan Wolfe: The Legacy of WMEAC's Founder

Submitted 11-06-2013 under NONPROFITS

The legacy of one of Michigan's most impactful environmentalist, and how she went on to create the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.


Children help take local action towards global results

Submitted 10-30-2013 under NEWS

A local environmental advocacy group hopes to lobby the Kellogg's corporation to influence Wilmar International's palm oil production practice.


Riveridge Produce Marketing opens orchards to Food Bank

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NONPROFITS

Sparta-based Riveridge invites volunteers to pick apples for families at risk of hunger.


Help restore the tree canopy at Riverside Park

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project is seeking volunteers to help plant trees at Riverside Park.


Red cedar sprouts from middle of Child Discovery Center parking lot

Submitted 10-22-2013 under NEWS

In the middle of the night, a tree was planted in the middle of a parking lot. The Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center used guerrilla tactic to spark conversation about projected greenspace.


Celebrating our place in community

Submitted 10-22-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Recapping the past 40 years of the Eastown community and looking towards the future.


An International Expansion: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces Japanese Garden

Submitted 10-21-2013 under NEWS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces The Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden.


Mario Alfaro: husband, father, leader

Submitted 10-21-2013 under NONPROFITS

Mario shares how having balance helped him become a better leader.


With demand rising, Food Bank issues plea for more volunteers

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Feeding America West Michigan looks for more help as food insecurity persists.


Planting party to celebrate the breweries of beer city

Submitted 10-15-2013 under NEWS

Local brewers have teamed up with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and their Urban Forest Project to create a new grove that celebrates local beer businesses.