Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Renovations begin at two city parks

June 29, 2016
The city of Grand Rapids on Thursday is breaking ground on two of six city parks slated for renovations this year. Read More

Utilities say energy bills will keep the lights on

June 10, 2016
Utility companies say a pair of energy bills that have garnered widespread criticism from the business, environmental, education and health communities is necessary to keep the lights on in Michigan. Read More

Utility breaks ground on solar power project

June 6, 2016
| By AP
A utility has begun construction on a solar power project in the region. Read More

Pulling the plug?

Environmentalists, businesses unite against energy bills currently in Michigan Senate.

June 3, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Several businesses and environmental organizations say a pair of energy bills before the Michigan Senate would kill electric choice and remove mandates that have been crucial to Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency gains. Read More

Environmental firm sells business

May 31, 2016
A long-time engineering and environmental consulting firm will remain in town after being acquired by an East Coast company. Read More

State moves to ban bag bans

Plastic bags are an environmental issue, but lawmakers say the measure would help businesses.

May 27, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) It could soon be against the law in Michigan for local governments to enact a ban on plastic bags. Read More

Appliance maker invests $13.5M in wind-energy projects

May 26, 2016
An appliance maker in the region is planning to invest $13.5 million in new wind turbines to help power a pair of plants. Read More

Wege Prize names winners

May 17, 2016
A locally produced international competition for sustainable design has named its winners. Read More

Packaged-water company partners to plant 200K trees

May 16, 2016
A packaged-water company is partnering with the National Forest Foundation to plant 200,000 trees this year. Read More

College wins $440K grant for sustainable design

May 11, 2016
A local college has been awarded a substantial gift to continue building an international sustainable design competition. Read More