Sustainability

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Brewery releases 'Beer the Change' report

March 21, 2017
A local brewery has released its “Beer the Change” report. Read More

Nonprofit names Hidden Heroines

March 14, 2017
A local nonprofit concluded its week-long Women & the Environment Symposium by naming its three Hidden Heroine award recipients. Read More

Great Lakes funding is in jeopardy

Proposed budget threatens $300 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

March 10, 2017
The White House is set to release its final budget the week of March 13, and unless changes are made, funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) projects could be cut from $300 million to $10 million. Read More

Q&A: Kris Spaulding

March 7, 2017
Kris Spaulding manages the people and planet aspects of Brewery Vivant’s triple-bottom-line focus. Read More

Schupan Recycling turns on a dime

Company’s director of Michigan operations says deposit amount is reason for state’s high recycling rate for carbonated containers.

March 3, 2017
It has been over four decades since Michigan implemented its bottle bill deposit law, and one West Michigan business has been responsible for processing over 45,000 tons of the returns generated by that law each year for most of that time period. Read More

College wins silver for 'learning and living' building

March 3, 2017
A local college has earned LEED Silver certification for a building containing student housing and educational space. Read More

State approves $16.4M for West Michigan construction projects

March 1, 2017
Two downtown Grand Rapids real estate projects and a corporate project in the region have received economic backing from the state. Read More

Divers fix pipe sending sewage into Grand River

March 1, 2017
| By AP
Officials said an estimated 2-million gallons of sewage flowed into the Grand River before a hole in an underwater pipe was repaired by divers. Read More

Nonprofits merge forces

February 23, 2017
A pair of nonprofits focused on sustainable business practices have merged. Read More

Nonprofit produces Women & the Environment Symposium

February 20, 2017
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council will begin its Women & the Environment Symposium this week. Read More