Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

ARTICLES

Self-tinting glass maker outfits Micron in Singapore

January 20, 2017
A West Michigan company’s self-tinting glass is part of an award-winning building in Singapore. Read More

Q&A: Jo-Anne Perkins

January 10, 2017
After attending college in Toronto, Jo-Anne Perkins joined the family business and rotated through all the various functions until her late 20s when she left, with the family’s blessings, to start her own company. Read More

Demand for electric vehicles drives job growth

LG Chem Michigan, which manufactured battery cells for more than 30,000 vehicles in 2016, expects to produce more in 2017.

January 6, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Growing demand in the electric vehicle market has led one West Michigan company to increase its workforce by 140 employees this past year. Read More

Grand River restoration project receives $4M from feds

January 6, 2017
The Grand River Revitalization and Rapids Restoration Project has received a $4-million boost from the federal government. Read More

Grand Rapids finalizing parks and recreation master plan

January 2, 2017
The Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation department will host two back-to-back meetings on Jan. 12 to present its new 2017-2021 Strategic Master Plan. Read More

College teams compete in international Wege Prize

January 2, 2017
Undergraduate and graduate students from three West Michigan colleges are competing in the Wege Prize, an international design competition. Read More

An introduction to B Corps

December 30, 2016
It’s no surprise that Michigan’s 865,352 small businesses have a profound impact on local, national and international economies — as well as the lives of their customers, employees and community members. Read More

Inside Track: Sustainability is her game

Alison Waske Sutter finds ‘perfect fit’ as manager of corporate responsibility for SpartanNash after originally pursuing law degree to work for EPA.

December 30, 2016
Alison Waske Sutter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, but she already knew she wanted to pursue a different career path. Read More

City calls foul on sustainable energy facility

Odor from anaerobic digester forces Lowell City Council to terminate contracts.

December 23, 2016
An energy project that was supposed to make a local city a leader in sustainable energy has turned foul. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion Award nominees

December 20, 2016
A nonprofit focused on supporting local businesses has received a record number of nominees for its annual awards event, thanks to a change in its application process. Read More