Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Q&A: Lauren Jaenicke

July 25, 2017
Lauren Jaenicke has worked for Essence Restaurant Group for 10 years and spent the last three years as its marketing and sustainability director. Read More

West Side district goes tech savvy

Circuit West project will test and implement advancements in sustainable and renewable energy, including solar panels.

July 21, 2017
The West Side is set to become a hub of new energy technology through a partnership between Rockford Construction and Consumers Energy. Read More

No product? No problem for firm looking to expand globally

Mackinac Technology’s energy-efficient window insulation system is drawing interest from as far away as China.

July 14, 2017
Before officially launching a product, Mackinac Technology Co. has garnered demand from across the globe and already is setting up a Chinese office. Read More

121-acre nature area opens on ex-golf course

July 13, 2017
A new 121-acre nature area at a former golf course on the West Side is opening to the public. Read More

Moving and junk-removal franchise opens location

July 12, 2017
A nationwide moving and junk-removal business now has a second West Michigan location. Read More

Well House receives grant for green jobs, housing

Wege Foundation gives nonprofit $265K to train residents in sustainable construction and build two LEED-certified homes.

June 23, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A local housing-for-homeless nonprofit will give its tenants a new set of tools in their toolbox while allowing them to gain a new lease on life. Read More

Two species — one to preserve, one to control — challenge dam removal

Ecosystem presents challenges to restoration of the Grand River.

LANSING — A proposed dam removal along the Grand River faces significant delays due to its potential to disrupt river ecosystems. The environmental risks involve the fate of two species: sea lampreys and snuffbox mussels. Read More

Nonprofit exceeds $10.3M fundraising goal

June 6, 2017
A gift from an out-of-state donor has allowed a local nature center to finish its three-year capital campaign ahead of schedule with more funds than requested. Read More

Worker dies after fall at water treatment plant

June 1, 2017
| By AP
Police said a worker has died after a fall at a water treatment plant in the region. Read More

County building suspension bridge

May 29, 2017
A $350,000 suspension bridge is coming to a West Michigan park. Read More