4 business goals to consider for 2019

Do you ever set New Year’s resolutions, but have trouble sticking to them? You’re not alone. According to a U.S. News report, 80 percent...

Landowners encouraged to use federal funds for conservation

mplementing conservation practices in West Michigan is now a lot easier for landowners and agricultural producers in the Rogue River and Indian Mill Creek watersheds in Kent, Montcalm, Newaygo and Ottawa counties, courtesy of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Meijer joins sustainable bag initiative

Meijer announced it joined the Beyond the Bag Initiative.

Unpacking sustainability

How do you define sustainability? We use this term so often, but what does it really mean? I’ve seen it tied to environmentalism: using less...

Herbruck’s president elected to national sustainability board

Greg Herbruck will serve a three-year term on U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs, according to his company.

Social enterprise provides clean water for the global south

A Grandville company is on a mission to help solve one of the world’s most pressing concerns: access to clean water.

TES America in touch with pandemic needs

As the world continues to battle COVID-19, Holland-based TES America already is at work with new technology to ensure future pandemics are mitigated or avoided altogether. 

Eldean Shipyard activates second solar array

Eldean Shipyard announced it installed and activated a second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina.

GreenHome Institute elects new board

A nonprofit focused on empowering people to make green building and renovation choices elected its first woman chair and added three other board members.

Steelcase achieves carbon neutrality, sets new goals

Steelcase is setting 2030 carbon negative goals in line with the Paris Agreement after announcing Tuesday that the company already achieved carbon neutrality for its own operations.
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Congress OKs 5-year extension of Great Lakes cleanup program

TRAVERSE CITY — A program that has pumped $2.7 billion into healing long-term injuries to the Great Lakes environment has received authorization from Congress to continue another five years.

LINC Up earns LEED Silver certification on single-family home

A nonprofit housing developer last month earned LEED Silver status for a single-family home it built on Grand Rapids’ southeast side.

Comprenew expands electronics recycling pickup service

A local technology recycling company added vehicles to its fleet and is now offering its electronics recycling pickup service across the state.
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Michigan judge nullifies crucial permit for mining project

TRAVERSE CITY — A Michigan judge overruled state regulators who approved a key permit for a proposed open-pit mine in the Upper Peninsula, another delay for a project that has been debated for nearly two decades.
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Deal reached on project to protect lakes from invasive fish

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway, officials said Thursday.

Barr Engineering acquires King & MacGregor Environmental

An engineering firm with a local office acquired a Grand Rapids provider of natural resource consulting and environmental services.

Zoo named ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’

John Ball Zoo was named the 2020 West Michigan Sustainable Business of the Year by the members of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF).

Kellogg beats greenhouse gas reduction goal

Kellogg Company met its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target ahead of schedule in its manufacturing plants.
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Judge OKs oil flow through second Great Lakes pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY — Enbridge said Wednesday it will fully resume operation of a Michigan Great Lakes oil pipeline after a partial shutdown this summer because of damage to a support structure.

Startup specializes in cleaning trash bins

A West Michigan business is hoping to clean up on dirty trash bins.Eco-190°, a trash bin washing company started in November, claims to be...

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