Sustainability

Techniques, initiatives, education and planning

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State moves to ban bag bans

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

May 27, 2016
(Watch for this story Monday morning 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

Report finds $368M value in garbage diversion

If trash with worth was recovered and sold, economic impact would near $400M.

May 6, 2016
The phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” is an idea two organizations in West Michigan are hoping to convey across the state, after a recent study found Michigan residents and businesses are throwing away garbage valued at millions of dollars every year. Read More

Cities face lead challenges

LANSING — While the lead in Flint’s water captures plenty of attention, another source of the deadly element also threatens Michigan cities and neighborhoods. Read More

Grand Rapids seeks public input on parks master plan

May 4, 2016
Residents of Grand Rapids are being asked to participate in the planning process for the city’s next parks master plan. Read More

Appliance maker ranks among '100 Best Corporate Citizens' in US

April 25, 2016
An appliance maker in the region has been recognized as one of the top corporate citizens the country. Read More

Nonprofit produces Blue Tie Ball

April 19, 2016
A local environmental nonprofit is hosting its Blue Tie Ball in town on Wednesday night. Read More