Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Utility files plan for zero coal use by 2040

Consumers Energy is first electric utility to file Integrated Resource Plan, kicking off 10-month process.

July 20, 2018
One of the largest energy companies in Michigan is working through a 10-month legal process with the Michigan Public Service Commission to make the switch to renewable energy over the next 20 years. Read More

Concert venues ramp up green practices

Management tunes in guest feedback alongside citywide, countywide sustainability goals.

July 20, 2018
Grand Rapids concert venues are getting in a groove with sustainability this summer. Read More

Grand Rapids rates among Outside's 'highly successful cities'

July 20, 2018
Beer City is a subject of interest for an active lifestyle publication. Read More

Electronics recycling company earns B Corp status

July 17, 2018
A local business that recycles electronics has been certified as a B Corp. Read More

Owners complete land swap

Deal will result in riverfront park for city, development space for MSU.

July 6, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids has reached the final step in a land deal that will allow it to obtain a $7.2 million grant. Read More

Water-treatment company sells for $132M

July 6, 2018
A global company with a location in the region is acquiring a West Michigan maker of water-treatment equipment. Read More

Downtown venue is going 'straw-less'

July 6, 2018
An entertainment venue downtown says it is no longer offering plastic straws. Read More

5 simple ways to green your business

June 26, 2018
As a business owner, every decision you make impacts your bottom line. By taking steps to green your business, you can make a positive impact on the environment, your business and our community. Read More

West Michigan companies rate as 'Best for the World'

June 22, 2018
Four West Michigan companies have been recognized as some of the “Best for the World.” Read More

Ford airport reports first results of groundwater testing

June 21, 2018
The initial results of groundwater testing are in at Gerald R. Ford International Airport. Read More