“If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come from the grass roots up, not from the top down.” - Paul Hawken

Aquinas College


08/05/2014 - Greening Schools: Grand Rapids gets fellow to drive transformation of buildings

Kristen Trovillion is Grand Rapids Public Schools' new Green Schools Fellow, working with leaders to provide clear direction, training and resources to bring sustainable and environmentally responsible practices into schools.

The school district and the U.S. Green Building Council announced Tuesday, Aug. 5, that Trovillion will host the Center for Green Schools Fellowship program.

Source: Mlive

07/23/2014 - Silver Line buses: See Grand Rapids' newest, high-tech transportation fleet

Come August, city streets will sport buses noticeably different than those on The Rapid's core routes.

Green and silver buses, splashed with varying hues of both colors, will go into operation Aug. 25 when The Rapid establishes its new Silver Line route.

Source: Mlive

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

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