Sustainability

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Utilities argue for repeal of energy choice

Grand Rapids Chamber and some West Michigan companies oppose the proposal.

April 17, 2015
David Mengebier says repeal of Michigan’s 10 percent energy choice law is the most reliable and affordable way of providing electricity to customers in Michigan. Read More

Ottawa County feeling the water pressure

Michigan agriculture is making a dent in the subterranean water supply.

April 17, 2015
When it comes to water use, all eyes are on California, struggling with a major drought now in its fourth year. Read More

Recycling rates continue to grow in Kent County

April 17, 2015
One year ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder called on the state to increase recycling rates from less than 15 percent to at least 30 percent, noting the state’s current recycling rate was among the worst in the nation. Read More

State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

Water, water everywhere

Report calls for Michigan to become a global freshwater innovation center.

April 17, 2015
A new report released earlier this month, Michigan’s Blue Economy, highlights several ways the state is already a leader in the area of water-related businesses, university research and placemaking, while also laying out a path to turn Michigan into a freshwater innovation center on a national and global level. Read More

Food maker ranks as one of 'World's Most Ethical Companies'

April 17, 2015
A food maker’s commitment to the triple bottom line has helped it join a select group of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” Read More

Electronics recycler hosts data-shred day

April 14, 2015
An e-waste recycler and reseller is preparing to help businesses in the region shred their data just before Earth Day. Read More

Developer plans $6.7M condo project

April 13, 2015
Construction could start this fall on a $6.7-million condominium development in the area. Read More

Appliance maker wins Partner of the Year award

April 8, 2015
An appliance maker is being recognized once again by the Environmental Protection Agency for its commitment to making energy-efficient products. Read More

Wege Prize awards $30K for circular economy proposals

Student teams concentrated on finding solutions for food issues.

April 3, 2015
As the “wicked” problem-solving competition called Wege Prize 2015 came to a close March 28, the three team finalists were awarded a collective $30,000 for their solutions to help create a circular economy. Read More