Sustainability

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Home improvement retailer opens store

August 21, 2014
A company that reclaims building materials has opened a local home improvement store. Read More

Association names Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies

August 20, 2014
Organizations across West Michigan are being honored by a statewide association for their award-worthy sustainable practices. Read More

Obsolete electronics keep recycling business growing

August 12, 2014
Obsolete electronics are keeping one West Michigan electronics recycling facility in growth mode. Read More

From cardboard to . . . furniture?

August 8, 2014
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Environmentally friendly and custom personalized furniture or display pieces are now available as a new local company enters the market with the launch of an e-commerce website. Read More

Solar startup creates commercial line

August 8, 2014
The biggest downfall to solar power energy is a cloudy day or the setting sun, but a local startup has set out to solve that problem. Read More

More anaerobic digesters installed in West Michigan

Lowell will get electricity from farm and food-processing waste turned into methane gas.

August 1, 2014
Consumers Energy is planning to buy more renewable energy generated at four farms in West Michigan, while the city of Lowell soon will begin to tap into electricity derived from waste from a farm and a major food-processing plant there. Read More

Software improves cart management for waste industry

System can be adapted to track residential recycling, too.

July 18, 2014
Cascade Cart Solutions, a Cascade Engineering company, introduced new web-based, cloud-managed software this past spring to improve tracking, maintaining and reporting on cart fleets for the waste industry. Read More

Great Lakes director discusses 'water strategy'

July 10, 2014
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will produce a luncheon on Monday that addresses regional and state water-quality initiatives. Read More

Symphony grows rooftop garden

July 4, 2014
A symphony is enjoying the view from a new rooftop garden on its second-story deck. Read More

Architecture firm wins platinum for downtown office

July 2, 2014
An architecture and engineering firm has resurrected a long-vacant downtown building into its home and a model of sustainable design. Read More