Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Downtown farmers market opens for summer

May 20, 2015
The farmers market at the Downtown Market is opening on Saturday. Read More

Grand Rapids upgrades eight parks

May 18, 2015
Construction is beginning this week to improve eight Grand Rapids parks. Read More

Energy company settles with state over oil spill

May 13, 2015
An energy company responsible for one of the largest inland oil spills in U.S. history will restore or create 300 acres of wetlands as part of a sweeping agreement to improve the Kalamazoo River watershed. Read More

Packaged-water company hits Target shelves

May 12, 2015
A packaged-water company has secured a distribution deal that will put it on the shelves of more than 400 Target stores across the country. Read More

Greener Grads expands its partnerships

Grand Rapids firm is sending gowns down the aisle a second time.

May 8, 2015
A Grand Rapids-based initiative has expanded its footprint across the nation in its first 12 months of operations while on a mission to reduce waste. Read More

Powerhouse team backs energy reduction plan

Grand Rapids joins cities nationwide by becoming an Emerging 2030 District.

May 1, 2015
A new public-private partnership is about to change the way energy is used in Grand Rapids forever. Read More

West Michigan schools rank among 'Green Colleges' in US

April 28, 2015
A trio of colleges in the region have scored high enough to be considered some of the nation’s “Green Colleges.” Read More

Is mass transit the answer to road woes?

April 24, 2015
LANSING — The May 5 ballot proposal to raise sales taxes for road improvements might be just a start toward fixing the state’s transportation needs. Read More

Developer rates among 'Best for the World'

April 23, 2015
A developer has joined a select group of international organizations that are considered the “Best for the World.” Read More

Battle of the Buildings names winners

April 22, 2015
In the Battle of the Buildings, the biggest losers are the winners. Read More