Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Fremont biodigester reopens

September 22, 2017
After sitting idle for more than two years, a biodigester in Fremont is open again under new ownership and management. Read More

Grocer rolls out 'perfectly imperfect' produce

September 22, 2017
A locally based grocer has rolled out a new line of “perfectly imperfect” produce for customers. Read More

Consumers launches renewable energy program

Utility will provide plan for big businesses to invest and benefit from resource.

September 8, 2017
Big businesses in West Michigan now are able to take part in a program that will allow them to support and benefit from the development of renewable energy. Read More

Travis Pest Control keeps work all in the family

Small business in Cedar Springs celebrates 62 years of removing unwanted critters from West Michigan homes.

September 8, 2017
Army veteran and boxer James Travis Sr. founded Travis Pest Control in 1955 after leaving the military in 1952. Read More

Lawmakers want to shoot down Chinese lanterns

September 8, 2017
LANSING — Americans celebrate holidays by sending things up. Read More

Attorney focuses on ‘environmentally challenged’ properties

Grand Rapids Water Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ cites ground and wastewater, foundry slag among top cleanup issues in his practice.

August 25, 2017
Environmental law is one of the most rapidly changing areas of legal practice, according to a local attorney — and in Grand Rapids, there is no shortage of contaminated sites to manage. Read More

Muskegon a new ‘deconstruction hub’?

Muskegon once was called the “Lumber Queen of the World.” It’s been called “the Port City” and the “Riviera of the Midwest.” Read More

Kent County buying land for parks

August 25, 2017
Kent County has approved land purchases that will expand two parks. Read More

Appliance maker earns LEED building certifications

August 23, 2017
An appliance maker has been awarded LEED certifications for two of its recent building projects. Read More

Q&A: Karen Scarpino

August 22, 2017
Karen Scarpino is the president and owner of Promotional Impact and Green Giftz — a promotional products distributor in Grand Rapids. Read More