Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

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Fork Fest spotlights 'agricultural abundance'

October 21, 2014
Local First’s Fork Fest will support a sustainable community this week by introducing food lovers to many locally sourced restaurants and encouraging them to shift their dollars to those establishments. Read More

Startup recycles food waste

October 20, 2014
A startup is developing an indoor composting system to give food waste a second life. Read More

Brewers join push to save Great Lakes

Water conservation conference is coming to Grand Rapids this week.

October 17, 2014
Grand Rapids is a hub of water conservation efforts this year. Read More

Building company earns B-Corp designation

October 17, 2014
Long focused on the triple bottom line, Bazzani Building Co. recently decided to see if it was really walking the walk as a sustainably minded and socially responsible business. Read More

Auto plant achieves landfill-free status

October 17, 2014
An automaker’s plant in the area is now a landfill-free operation after a waste-reduction initiative that its plant manager calls “smart business strategy.” Read More

Electronics reseller plugs into next store

October 17, 2014
An e-waste recycler and reseller has expanded its local footprint. Read More

DDA supports $35M Waters Building project

The developer is also seeking brownfield financing through the city.

October 10, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) The Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority has approved the recommendation of its Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administrative staff to provide $70,000 in two grants and up to $1.48 million in future tax increment receipts to support the planned $35 million total re-development of the historic Waters Building on Ottawa Avenue downtown. Read More

Bus shelter provides learning opportunity

GR architectural firm has hand in providing green roof system.

October 10, 2014
A Michigan State University bus shelter in East Lansing is about to become a classroom. Read More

ArtPrize launches its first sustainability initiatives

Transportation and waste are the top two priorities.

September 26, 2014
ArtPrize kicked off its sixth year last week, and this year the annual open art competition, which will draw hundreds of thousands of attendees to downtown Grand Rapids over 19 days, has launched its first environmental sustainability initiatives. Read More

MAREC tenant plans West Michigan's largest non-utility solar generator

September 26, 2014
Grand Valley State University has announced that a business incubator at the university’s Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center in Muskegon will build the largest non-utility solar generating project in West Michigan at Agritek Industries, a manufacturing company in Holland. Read More