Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

ARTICLES

Is mass transit the answer to road woes?

April 24, 2015
LANSING — The May 5 ballot proposal to raise sales taxes for road improvements might be just a start toward fixing the state’s transportation needs. Read More

Developer rates among 'Best for the World'

April 23, 2015
A developer has joined a select group of international organizations that are considered the “Best for the World.” Read More

Battle of the Buildings names winners

April 22, 2015
In the Battle of the Buildings, the biggest losers are the winners. Read More

The Rapid picks up propane buses

April 21, 2015
The Rapid is growing greener. Read More

Buildings join battle to save energy

April 20, 2015
The battle for Michigan’s green buildings has begun. 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

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

State looks ahead 10 years with energy plan

April 17, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) In 10 years, what will Michigan’s energy needs be? Read More

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

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