The Rapidian


Bartertown builds success on vegan offerings, local food, cooperative management

Submitted 03-18-2013 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Bartertown Diner's collective management style and advocacy of vegan and vegetarian cuisine provides an interesting look at the restaurant business.


Local First works to inspire, build relationships with upcoming event

Submitted 03-12-2013 under NEWS

Local First will host their 5th annual Sustainable Business Conference on March 27. Speakers from Brewery Vivant and Founders open the conference; keynote speaker is Vice President of King Arthur Flour.


Panel discussion focuses on community gardening in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Community conversation followed the screening of "Urban Roots," a WMEAC FIlm Series feature on urban farming in Detroit.


Grand Rapidians ride Sea to Sea to fight local, global poverty

Submitted 02-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour is a nine week, 3,900-mile cycling trek across North America designed to raise awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world.


Group seeks to put question of wolf hunting on Michigan's 2014 ballot

Submitted 02-25-2013 under NEWS

Removal of gray wolves from endangered species list and legislation signed by governor could allow wolf hunting in near future


City explores funding options for street repairs

Submitted 02-25-2013 under NEWS

The Sustainable Street Task Force asks for further funding to repair streets. Without improvements, 94% of our city streets will be in poor condition in nine years.


Catalyst Radio: Sustainable Streets Task Force charged with finding solutions for GR

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NEWS

With Grand Rapids’ streets deteriorating rapidly, the Sustainable Streets Task Force reports to the city commission on the severity of the condition and on possible funding approaches.


Kolene Allen veganizes GR, vies for award

Submitted 02-19-2013 under NEWS

Kolene Allen, local Grand Rapids environment supporter, talks about being vegan and protecting the environment. Her efforts have garnered her recognition as a future leader at the Women and the Environment Symposium.


Farmer-owned restaurant offers bold brews, homegrown meals to support food bank

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

From Feb. 18-Mar. 2, those who eat a meal at Trillium Haven can send four meals to someone in need.


Logan's Alley to host February Night Out for The Rapidian on Fat Tuesday

Submitted 02-05-2013 under OPINION

Join us on Tuesday, February 12 to support The Rapidian. 20% of your purchases goes towards supporting The Rapidian!