Sustainability

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Treatment plant hopes to attract potential development

August 28, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A new marketing campaign is looking to increase engagement and new business development opportunities at a West Michigan-based wastewater management system. Read More

Calvin tests ‘service learning’ with Clean Water Institute

New program is poised to make global waves for water and sanitation solutions.

August 21, 2015
After several years of planning, the Clean Water Institute of Calvin College officially launched earlier this summer with a mission to provide clean water access in developing regions. Read More

City to update bike code

August 21, 2015
Grand Rapids city commissioners are set to hear public comments Tuesday, Sept. 8, regarding proposed text amendments to the city’s bicycle safety code. Read More

Utility plans solar garden at university

August 19, 2015
A state-of-the-art solar garden array could be operational in Kalamazoo County as early as next spring. Read More

Company acquires engineering firm

August 17, 2015
A local engineering firm has been acquired by a company in Minnesota. Read More

Consumers Energy comment on Obama’s Clean Power Plan

August 14, 2015
Dan Bishop, director of media relations at Consumers Energy, provided the following statement to the Business Journal: Read More

Environmental group says Michigan businesses favor Clean Power Plan

A manager at BarFly Ventures explains why they rely on clean and green energy.

August 14, 2015
About 90 percent of more than 400 Michigan business leaders surveyed support reducing carbon emissions to help meet the federal Clean Power Plan, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs. Read More

Car share program coming

August 14, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Before the first snowfall this winter, the Grand Rapids Parking Commission hopes to have a signed agreement with Enterprise CarShare for 10 cars to be located in downtown Grand Rapids. Read More

Power plant prepares for heavy lifting

Large, bulky equipment is on the move in downtown Holland.

August 7, 2015
After travelling halfway across the world, four oversized modules for a new energy park are making a slow crawl through downtown Holland early this week. Read More

Ottawa approves fueling station

Anew will use brownfield funding to create the $2.4M alternative energy project.

August 7, 2015
A Zeeland-based company is refueling a local brownfield site with a $2.4M proposed investment in constructing an ethanol-blended station. Read More