Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Furniture maker wins forestry Leadership Award

November 26, 2015
A furniture maker has been recognized as a “conservation champion” for its commitment to responsible forestry. Read More

Utility partners with food banks

November 26, 2015
A utility has teamed up with two food banks this holiday season to help people reduce their energy costs. Read More

Food plant earns Zero-Waste Champion designation

November 26, 2015
A food maker has recognized a plant in the region as a Zero-Waste Champion. Read More

Work to restore the Grand River surges ahead

City commissioners approve complicated permit submissions.

November 13, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids city officials approved an important next step in the process of restoring and revitalizing the Grand River during the Committee of the Whole meeting last week by authorizing the city engineer to sign and submit all permit applications for future improvement projects related to restoration, flood control and mitigation. Read More

Partnership keeps electronics out of landfill

November 13, 2015
A partnership between Spectrum Health and an electronics recycling firm is helping to keep 150,000 pounds of electronics out of landfills. Read More

Opponents say energy bills would benefit utility companies

November 13, 2015
LANSING — A pair of Senate bills would shift the state’s focus away from renewable energy to the benefit of large utility companies — and Michigan’s budding renewable market could be left out in the cold, according to opponents like the Sierra Club. Read More

Urban farmers prepare for move to new center

Urban Roots, which grows and sells produce in city settings, is on its way to Madison Square.

November 13, 2015
Urban Roots is planning to put down roots in a new home. Read More

Appliance maker wins EPA award for shipping

November 13, 2015
An appliance maker has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for demonstrating its commitment to the environment in its freight supply-chain practices. Read More

Family owned company lines up fourth-generation leaders

November 12, 2015
A family owned recycling business has announced several leadership changes as it prepares to transition from its third to fourth generation. Read More

Brewery wins Sustainable Business of the Year award

November 10, 2015
A sustainability nonprofit has named the winner of its Sustainable Business of the Year award at its second-annual Triple Bottom Line Bash. Read More