Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

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Haworth moves swiftly toward sustainability goals

Plan is to include sourcing of 100 percent sustainable wood by the end of next year.

April 18, 2014
Global furniture manufacturer Haworth Inc. has committed to sourcing 100 percent sustainable wood and eliminating 56 dangerous chemicals from its products by the end of 2015. Read More

Ludington carferry invests in new technology

The SS Badger owners face stiff penalties from EPA if coal ash is dumped overboard after 2014.

April 18, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Lake Michigan Carferry Inc., owners of the S.S. Badger in Ludington, have announced that installation of the first phase of a new combustion control technology will be completed before the start of the 2014 sailing season May 16. Read More

Snyder targets Michigan’s poor recycling record

More than $435M in recyclable materials is sent to state landfills each year.

April 18, 2014
Gov. Rick Snyder is asking Michiganders to stop taking out the trash. Read More

Nominations sought for Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

West Michigan is well represented in annual competition.

April 18, 2014
It’s that time of year again: The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards program is looking for companies, nonprofits and educational institutions in Michigan that are leading the way on sustainable and green initiatives. Read More

Congress expands dredging projects — 14 in Michigan

Grand Haven and Holland are among those getting attention.

April 18, 2014
LANSING — Everybody knows water flows, but not many people know that the sediment below it does too. Read More

Local First overhauls sustainability conference

April 15, 2014
Local First is changing the format of its annual sustainability conference. Read More

Figuring the MPG of a house

The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability in GR verifies LEED certification for homes in all price ranges.

April 11, 2014
The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability talks a lot about MPG — but it’s not referring to cars. Read More

From waste to watts

Consumers Energy seeks to buy more green electricity from organic waste material.

April 11, 2014
CMS Energy Corp. in Jackson has announced its intention to buy back more electricity generated by anaerobic digestion of farm animal manure, sewage and other types of organic waste material. Read More

Pure Michigan Business Connect counts $1.6B in gains for state

Consumers Energy is working with 65 West Michigan suppliers.

April 11, 2014
Consumers Energy says that, over the last two years, it has increased its spending with contractors located in Kent, Muskegon and Ottawa counties by $125 million, thanks to the Pure Michigan Business Connect program. Read More

Michigan triples wind power capacity

The head of the American Wind Energy Association will speak at Aquinas.

April 11, 2014
Michigan is “a wonderful case study” of many of the challenges and opportunities facing wind-generated electricity throughout the U.S., according to Tom Kiernan. Read More