Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


City, partners consult tribes on river work

Downtown Development Authority approves costs for new river guidelines.

April 20, 2018
New design guidelines are underway for the Grand River restoration initiative, based on new site assessments and input from the Native American community. Read More

Solar projects could be bright spot for local farmers

Michigan organizations collaborate to educate state on benefits of solar energy.

April 13, 2018
There is an increasing interest in solar energy among farmers. Read More

Building council producing Energy Summit

April 12, 2018
An energy summit downtown next week will highlight building owners who have taken steps to reduce their energy costs. Read More

Architects producing panel on Zero Cities Project

April 10, 2018
A local association of architects is hosting an event this week on the Zero Cities Project. Read More

Compost program quadrupling service area

Nonprofit helps businesses, residents work toward zero waste by collecting organic food scraps via bicycle route.

April 6, 2018
Urban Roots said its compost pickup program has gained enough steam to expand past the pilot. Read More

Inside Track: For the love of nature

Darwin Baas strives to find innovative ways to make Kent County a sustainable community.

April 6, 2018
With a 25-year-long career in conservation, spanning both the public and private sectors, Darwin (Dar) Baas brings a collaborative approach to solving West Michigan’s waste management channels. Read More

Feds boost funding for Grand River restoration

April 5, 2018
| By AP
Federal funding is expected to help with the construction of a proposed river barrier aimed at controlling sea lamprey access into the Grand River. Read More

Manufacturer earns $232K energy rebate

April 3, 2018
A Walker-based automotive supplier has been awarded for energy efficiency. Read More

Cracking the energy code

March 31, 2018
All projects in Michigan submitted for permit after Sept. 20, 2017 will have to meet updated energy code standards. Read More

Nonprofit flows into 50th year

West Michigan Environmental Action Council hones in on fighting water pollution.

March 23, 2018
Polluted water is top of mind for many Michigan residents right now, but not everyone understands the myriad factors that can cause it, according to a local nonprofit. Read More