Poor apple crop hits workers and growers

LANSING — As apple growers statewide struggle to make up for losses, experts say the economic ramifications of one of the toughest crop years...

State brownfield law nears sunset

If Lansing lawmakers don’t act by year’s end, Public Act 381 of 1996 will expire when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve and...

CWD to renovate Trade Center Building

Although it won’t seek LEED certification for the restoration, Sam Cummings said his firm’s revival of the Trade Center Building will be as sustainable...

Haworths zerowastetolandfill strategy pays off

Earlier this year, Haworth Inc. reached a sustainability zenith. Its Portugal manufacturing sites in Queluz and Áqueda achieved zero-waste-to-landfill, bringing to fruition a key green...

Another victim of invasive species shipwrecks

LANSING — Thousands of shipwrecks lie at the bottom of Michigan waters. These cultural treasures attract thousands of visitors to the state, but changing...

Brownfield authority to make reimbursements this week

Members of the Grand Rapids Brownfield Redevelopment Authority agreed last week to reimburse Front Street Property LLC nearly $500,000 for the eligible activities it...

Commissioners get stormwater update

Members of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council appeared before Grand Rapids city commissioners last week to present the findings of a two-year stakeholder...

Partnership offers recycling services to commercial customers

Think your company has set in motion good environmental practices because it recycles discarded paper, plastic and glass instead of clogging a landfill?A new...

Grand Valleys efforts earn green recognition

Grand Valley State University can add a first to its list of ecological accomplishments and can now count itself as one of the nation’s...

Valley City invests in energy saving washer

Commercial launderer Valley City Linen, located at Eastern Avenue and Fulton Street, recently purchased a high-volume washer projected to save the Grand Rapids-based business...

Local grocer to modernize and expand

One of the city’s oldest grocery stores will soon undergo a facelift and double in size. The city’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority recently approved a development...

Rylees can begin cleanup of new store site

A vacant and contaminated site on the city’s west side moved a step closer to being remediated and developed last week when city commissioners...

YMCA Farmers Market fills a need

As locally produced fruits and vegetables have become more important to the region’s economy, the places consumers can buy those products have multiplied. Across West...

Mostly clear sailing for major river project

Members of the Grand Rapids Downtown Development Authority obviously had the Grand River on their minds last week: They unanimously committed $131,800 to a...

Is the US Green Building Council going too far

A West Coast architect, who is noteworthy for being ahead of the sustainable design curve by about a decade, said once the U.S. Green...

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