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07/08/2014 - Check out "Doorganics"

Grand Rapids has a new, convenient way to support the local food movement. At Doorganics, our mission is simple: to deliver the freshest food possible from local and sustainable farms, right to your doorstep. During Michigan's prime growing season, all the food in your bin will come direct from area farmers. We use these same farms whenever possible all year round and even when there's snow on the ground, you'll get locally grown greens and veggies directly from West Michigan greenhouses. Check it out!

Source: Doorganics

04/03/2014 - RapidBlog: No groceries downtown GR? Think again.

Where do you buy groceries when you live in downtown Grand Rapids?
The question is simple, but the answer is not. If you're looking for a single, one-stop-shop, the truth is that right now, we just don't have one. Click the link below to read the article from Rapid Growth.

Source: Rapid Growth Media

02/14/2014 - Wealthy Street Theater is Getting Some Sustainable Upgrades

Thanks to a $10,000 grant awarded by Wisconsin-based stage lighting manufacturer, Electronic Theatre Controls, Wealthy Theatre is closer to making that revolutionary leap with the ETC ION 2000 Lighting Console.

Source: Rapid Growth Media

06/27/2013 - New Bike Map

Grand Rapids has a new cycling map! Check it out

Source: Fox 17

03/01/2013 - "Health is the New Wealth"

"Health is the New Wealth" could be a saying, but it can also be a guiding principle as well as a mode of operation. In communities that choose to take action on this theory, positive results could emerge quickly. The City of Grand Rapids has a long tradition of innovation in sustainability. Mayor George Heartwell was most recently awarded the Climate Protection Award by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in June, 2012. Through his leadership, the city is showing that health of the planet and health of its citizens can go hand-in-hand.

Source: Article by Joyce S. Lee, FAIA, LEED AP and Ariel E. Timm

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