Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

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Rising Grand River downtown will approach 2013 record

February 23, 2018
| By AP
The worst is still coming for the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Software firm earns B Corp certification

February 13, 2018
A local software firm has been certified as a B Corp. Read More

Governor Snyder orders recycling services at all state sites

February 12, 2018
| By AP
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder is ordering all state government facilities to provide recycling services within a year. Read More

A green kind of clean

Cleaning companies pivot to traditional, environmentally friendly methods to combat harmful effects.

February 9, 2018
It appears antibacterial products aren’t as beneficial as advertised. Read More

More money sought to clean up brownfield sites

Proposal to increase landfill dumping fees would generate much of the funding.

February 9, 2018
A new $79-million-per-year proposal from Gov. Rick Snyder would increase funding to protect Michigan’s environment, including $45 million to clean up and redevelop contaminated sites. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide committing $40M to groundwater issues

February 9, 2018
| By AP
Wolverine Worldwide said it expects to spend $40 million addressing groundwater issues in the area. Read More

Wolverine Worldwide: Dump sites not responsible for lead in water

February 8, 2018
| By AP
A footwear and apparel maker that's working to clean up dump sites in the area said it doesn't believe the contamination is responsible for reports of elevated lead levels in water. Read More

Lakeshore marina and housing project receives key permit

February 5, 2018
| By AP
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has given a marina and home development project in the Lake Michigan sand dunes a key permit it needs to move forward. Read More

Governor Snyder wants higher landfill fee for cleanup programs

January 31, 2018
LANSING — Governor Rick Snyder has proposed a steep rise in Michigan's fee for taking waste to landfills, saying it would generate $79 million annually for the cleanup of contaminated sites and other environmental programs. Read More

Foundation gives $2M to trail project

January 22, 2018
A trail project in the region has been given a $2-million donation by a local foundation. Read More