Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Whirlpool releases corporate sustainability report

April 22, 2019
Whirlpool Corporation has published a report highlighting the company’s progress on the sustainability front in 2018. Read More

Aquinas may turn to goats to curb invasive species on campus

But first, city must relax rules on farm animals allowed in urban settings.

April 19, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Aquinas College soon may have goats on campus. Read More

Family donates island land

April 9, 2019
| By AP
DRUMMOND ISLAND — A conservation group has created a nature preserve on Drummond Island off the eastern Upper Peninsula, thanks to a gift. Read More

Food distributor plans first urban farm

April 8, 2019
A locally based food distributor and retailer has revealed its first urban farm location. Read More

President Trump 'going to get' $300M for Great Lakes cleanup

April 1, 2019
President Donald Trump tried repeatedly to gut funding for a wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup, only to be stymied by Congress. Suddenly, he did an about-face. Read More

Wolverine tannery report shows widespread pollution

EPA-ordered analysis and MDEQ testing show extent of toxic chemicals spreading to the Rogue River.

March 29, 2019
A new report presented to the public recently paints a bleak picture of the pollution spreading from Wolverine Worldwide’s former leather tannery site. Read More

Urbaneer reveals its tiny homes model

Company hopes to address needs of the ‘missing middle’ with efficient houses as small as 300 square feet.

March 29, 2019
Urbaneer has unveiled a new frontier into its “small space living” concept. The company originally founded by Bruce Thompson in 2014 has taken off into the single-family home market with the unveiling of a new style of home that can address the housing needs of the “missing middle.” Read More

WMU grad student collects recycling data for Rubbermaid

Joshua Turske’s findings show people prefer image-based recycling labels to text-based.

March 29, 2019
Findings from research led by a Western Michigan University graduate student are being used to guide Newell Brands and its Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand through the recycling arena. Read More

Technology company offers spinoff business

LOFT provides software support and maintenance for companies.

March 29, 2019
After building and designing software, users must continually update it. Read More

Town hall participants discuss clean energy

Officials point to Integrated Resource Plans as stimulant for advancing the transition.

March 22, 2019
Elected officials, clean energy experts and community members convened last week for a town hall event at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium to discuss Michigan’s transition to clean energy. Read More