Items Tagged with 'sustainability'


Unpacking sustainability

October 31, 2019
How do you define sustainability? We use this term so often, but what does it really mean? I’ve seen it tied to environmentalism: using less energy, fewer natural resources, reducing, reusing and recycling. While all of these things help us sustain our place on the planet, there’s more to sustainable business than offsetting a carbon footprint. Read More

Architects producing panel on Zero Cities Project

April 10, 2018
A local association of architects is hosting an event this week on the Zero Cities Project. Read More

Circuit West project will put Grand Rapids’ sustainability strategy on the national map

July 21, 2017
It’s a marketing strategy unseen outside Boston and Austin and one also likely to give Grand Rapids some buzz, especially in new economy circles. Read More

Letter: Paris Agreement withdrawal draws concerns

June 9, 2017
As an architect, one of my key goals is designing sustainable buildings for current and future generations who will live and work in the structures I’ve created. Read More

City’s ‘sustainable jobs’ goal is a recipe for failure

August 19, 2016
The Business Journal has in the past commended city of Grand Rapids endeavors toward environmental sustainability, from the biodiesel fuel project in 2002 to the Butterworth Solar Project anticipated to be running by the end of this year. Read More

State should take environmental clues from GR

August 29, 2014
Unaddressed environmental issues are heating up politics and firing up sustainability groups, especially in West Michigan. Read More

Sustainability umbrella encompasses the ‘green mentality’

February 22, 2013
Everywhere you turn, someone mentions saving the planet, green environment, sustainability or some version of this discussion. Read More

Grand Rapids is a state, federal model of efficiency

January 26, 2013
Mayor George Heartwell on Saturday provided his annual State of the City speech, outlining progress on key initiatives, which, in fact, could be seen in headlines across the country in publications from Forbes, the Brookings Institution and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Read More