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Techniques, initiatives, education and planning
Forum provides window into city’s strategic plan surrounding justice, health and the environment.
Grand Rapids City Manager Mark Washington recently provided a progress report on some key components of the city’s new strategic plan and its planned next steps in those areas. Read More
Prefabrication, also referred to as “off-site construction,” allows various building elements to be manufactured and assembled in a factory and then erected on a construction site. Read More
Efforts include waste management, living walls and roofs, energy and water conservation, green building.
In addition to participating in field conservation projects and a cooperative species survival plan, the team at John Ball Zoo engages daily in caring for its environment and natural resources as part of its overall sustainability strategy. Read More
Bipartisan package introduced to redistribute escheat funds, cut down on fraud.
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A bipartisan group of lawmakers last month introduced legislation to update Michigan’s bottle bill with the goal of increasing recycling rates and cracking down on fraud and abuse. Read More
MANISTEE — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling down an 80-foot cliff into Lake Michigan. Read More
Organizations are targeting takeout containers as long-term pollution.
A foam takeout container travels from a restaurant, to a household and then into the dump. Its journey may not stop there if it’s picked up by the wind and flies into Lake Michigan. Read More
A local developer is building an apartment complex to encourage energy-efficient living. Read More