Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


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

Local First updates 'impact' assessment tool

February 20, 2017
Local First has helped redevelop an online tool to help businesses measure their social and environmental impacts. Read More

West Michigan receiving $19.9M for nature projects

February 14, 2017
Fifteen West Michigan communities are receiving state grants to support outdoor recreation projects. Read More

Partners buy golf course

February 6, 2017
A pair of local partners have purchased a former 121-acre golf course in town and plan to turn the property into a natural area with community recreation and educational opportunities. Read More

Grand Rapids plans $30M biodigester

February 3, 2017
Grand Rapids is planning a $30-million project that would add a biodigester to a city facility. Read More

Local First launches 'Good for Grand Rapids' campaign

February 2, 2017
Local First is rolling out a new campaign aimed at helping Grand Rapids businesses increase their social and environmental impacts. Read More

Grocery delivery company expanding Up North

February 1, 2017
A local grocery delivery company is expanding Up North. Read More

Local First names LocalMotion winners

January 26, 2017
Local First has announced the winners of its LocalMotion awards. Read More

Lakeshore park adds 80 acres

January 26, 2017
| By AP
About 80 acres along the West Michigan lakeshore are being added to a park. Read More

Self-tinting glass maker outfits Micron in Singapore

January 20, 2017
A West Michigan company’s self-tinting glass is part of an award-winning building in Singapore. Read More