Techniques, initiatives, education and planning


Nonprofit hosting Women, Community & the Environment Series

February 18, 2019
A local environmental group is planning a three-day event this week to educate the community about clean water issues. Read More

Cleaning businesses offering more green alternatives

Participating in sustainable practices has become more cost-efficient.

February 15, 2019
With a plethora of research done on the positive effects of going “green,” companies in Grand Rapids are following suit. Read More

Riverside Park lands $150K DNR grant

Funds will be used for universal-access canoe and kayak launch.

February 15, 2019
More community members will be able to enjoy paddling activities at Riverside Park thanks to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources recreation passport grant. Read More

Changing climate challenges potato growers, chipmakers

Study warns warming temperatures will increase storage costs.

February 15, 2019
Michigan is the nation’s largest grower of potatoes for chips — about one in four bags sold in the U.S. is made from Michigan potatoes. Read More

West Michigan employers rank among 'Top 100 Impact Companies'

February 8, 2019
A pair of West Michigan B Corps have been included in an inaugural ranking of "positive impact companies." Read More

County plots park expansion

Five-year Parks Master Plan involves creating designated regional parks.

January 25, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Kent County plans to expand the number of regional parks over the next five years. Read More

Partners unveil West Side solar power project

January 23, 2019
A major commercial solar power project on Grand Rapids’ West Side has been unveiled. Read More

Ottawa County acquiring land for trails

January 16, 2019
Two parcels of land “crucial” to connecting the region’s trail systems are being acquired by Ottawa County. Read More

New law amends environmental cleanup procedures

Experts say the change will streamline the process for remediation of brownfield properties.

January 11, 2019
A bill modifying the process for obtaining a “no further action” determination from the state regarding environmental cleanup and establishing toxicity values for hazardous substances became law just before the new year. Read More

Woman donates 108-acre property to conservancy

January 9, 2019
| By AP
A new 108-acre nature preserve open to the public is being planned in the region. Read More