Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Junk removal franchise enters market

May 25, 2017
A pair of local entrepreneurs are making it their mission to help businesses and homeowners de-clutter their spaces in a planet-friendly way. Read More

College names Wege Prize winners

May 22, 2017
A local college has named the winning teams of an international design competition. Read More

30-mile trail project nears completion

Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission hopes to complete $41-million plan linking Grand Haven to Grand Rapids in five years.

May 19, 2017
In a few short years, West Michigan residents and visitors will be able to bike from Grand Haven to Grand Rapids making pit stops at parks and swim spots along the way. Read More

Finalists compete for international Wege Prize

May 15, 2017
Local organizers of an international college design competition have selected five teams of finalists. Read More

Nonprofits producing Freshwater Dune Summit

May 4, 2017
The first Freshwater Dune Summit is taking place along West Michigan’s lakeshore. Read More

City secures $4M from feds to stabilize river bluff

May 1, 2017
| By AP
Allegan has received a $4-million federal grant to stabilize an eroding river bluff that could threaten the North American headquarters of drug maker Perrigo. Read More

City partners with Founders Brewing on biodigester

Three tanks, which will cost between $30 million and $40 million total, are expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

April 21, 2017
The city of Grand Rapids and Founders Brewing Co. announced a new public-private partnership that will result in three new biodigesters that will generate energy for the city. Read More

Inside Track: An environmentalist at heart

Beginning with collecting thrown-out pop cans at an early age, Bill Wood never envisioned a career in environmentalism.

April 21, 2017
Bill Wood started picking up pop cans from the side of the road when he was only 4 or 5 years old in hopes of “becoming rich” from the deposit refund. Read More

Nonprofit producing Think Green career fair

April 21, 2017
A nonprofit that helps urban students connect to technology careers will host a sustainability-focused career fair next week. Read More

Appliance maker wins federal Partner of the Year award

April 17, 2017
A West Michigan appliance maker has been honored for its “sustained excellence” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More