Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

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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

MBA teams compete in tourney

April 1, 2014
Teams of MBA students just completed their version of March Madness. Read More

Lake Michigan combats oil spill

March 27, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are continuing to respond to a crude oil spill in Lake Michigan. Read More

Kellogg adopts new environmental commitment

Consumer pressure to control palm oil supply chain results in action.

March 21, 2014
Following months of pressure from consumers and volunteers with the grassroots group Forest Heroes, Kellogg Co. has announced a new global commitment to work with palm oil suppliers to source fully traceable palm oil, produced in a manner that’s environmentally responsible, socially beneficial and economically viable. Read More

Irish on Ionia turns green

March 17, 2014
Thousands of partiers were unknowingly part of a green movement this past weekend. Read More

Climate change pushes businesses to take action

March 14, 2014
Though it was referred to as a 100-year flood, last year’s overflow of the Grand River might be the start of something much more commonplace. Read More