Sustainability

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Metro Health shares step-by-step approach to sustainability

September 12, 2014
Metro Health landed on the 101 Best & Brightest Sustainable Companies in Michigan list for the third year in a row this year, which is no surprise given it’s currently celebrating the 10th year of its sustainability journey. Read More

City’s solar-generating proposal moving forward

The Office of Energy and Sustainability is planning to issue an RFQ/RFP.

September 12, 2014
A combined RFQ-RFP will hopefully be issued by the city of Grand Rapids by late October to start the process of finding qualified solar energy developers willing to submit bids for a proposed generating facility on the city-owned former Butterworth landfill site. Read More

WM Sustainable Business Forum celebrates 20 years

Initially, businesses and environmentalists often felt pitted against one another.

September 12, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has come a long way since its founding in 1994, when the idea of businesses and environmental organizations collaborating was mostly unheard of. Read More

WMSBF recognizes its business of the year

September 12, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum celebrated its 20th anniversary last night with a rollicking party at the Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo. Read More

Chevrolet taps GVSU for partnership

September 10, 2014
A West Michigan university’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions are paying off. Read More

Study: Grand River restoration creates up to $20M annual impact

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Whitewater revealed details Monday on the economic impact of restoring the “jewel of the river,” with all signs pointing to conservative estimates. Read More

Report says Grand River restoration ROI is quick

Developers could have permit drawings ready within a year.

September 8, 2014
Grand Rapids Whitewater has taken a large step toward proving the validity of restoring the Grand River’s rapids in the city’s downtown with today’s release of an Anderson Economic Group study. Read More

Cereal maker announces environmental commitments

Manufacturer also puts emphasis on supporting more women farmers.

September 5, 2014
Getting food to the table in a way that is environmentally sustainable isn’t an easy feat for food manufacturers. Read More

Municipal utilities get deal on Alma wind energy

Three in West Michigan are buying from the expanding Beebe wind farm.

September 5, 2014
The Michigan Public Power Agency in Lansing, which represents 17 municipal electric utilities around the state, has received a good price from the expanding Beebe wind farm in Ithaca, just south of Alma. Read More

GVSU names director of energy incubator

September 2, 2014
The manager of operations of GVSU’s Pew Campus and regional centers is returning to his hometown to lead the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center. Read More