Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


City plan sets quadruple bottom line

New sustainability pillar focuses on good governance.

August 19, 2016
The city’s new sustainability plan will carry forward many of the goals that were part of the 2011-15 plan but with a few changes — most significantly the addition of a fourth pillar: governance. Read More

West Michigan shines among finalists for Energy Excellence awards

August 10, 2016
A number of West Michigan organizations and individuals are finalists in a statewide awards program that celebrates energy innovation. Read More

Metrology company acquires competitor's operations

August 3, 2016
A local metrology company has expanded its presence in the state by acquiring the operations of a competitor. Read More

Retailer earns B Corp re-certification

August 1, 2016
A retailer has earned a B Corp certification for the second time and improved its score by launching a foundation and implementing various practices. Read More

WMU bets on students digging hydrogeology

Graduate certificate program prepped for students on campus, online.

July 29, 2016
If a new program expansion takes off, Western Michigan University hopes to continue drawing a steady stream of graduates into a field — hydrogeology — that could really use the influx. Read More

Millennium Park opens 50-acre expansion

July 29, 2016
A $3.5 million, 50-acre expansion at Millennium Park has been completed. Read More

Homebuilders win Power Builder award

July 28, 2016
A pair of homebuilders in the region have won a Power Builder award from a national council focused on sustainable building. Read More

Grand Rapids renovates three parks

July 25, 2016
Groundbreakings were held at three Grand Rapids parks on Monday. Read More

Energy company reaches $176M settlement for oil spill

July 20, 2016
An energy company has reached a $176-million settlement for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. Read More

Marketing firm earns B Corp status

July 19, 2016
A local marketing firm has become a certified B Corp. Read More