Techniques, initiatives, education and planning
Kent County has become one of a growing number of Michigan communities to add paper cups to its recycling program, thanks to a partnership with the Foodservice Packaging Institute.
An engineering firm with a local office acquired a Grand Rapids provider of natural resource consulting and environmental services.
A nonprofit housing developer last month earned LEED Silver status for a single-family home it built on Grand Rapids’ southeast side.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the city of Grand Rapids was selected as one of the three nationwide recipients of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for its Water Infrastructure Improvement for the Nation Act grant.
A food packaging solutions provider has rolled out a sustainable product line called Recycleware Containers.
John Ball Zoo was named the 2020 West Michigan Sustainable Business of the Year by the members of West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum (WMSBF).
Founders John and Melissa Ziech have handed the reins of their business, RecycleBoxBin, to their daughter, who said she shares their passion for sustainable materials management.
An environmental consulting firm hired a regional director to establish a West Michigan base of operations.
BELMONT — A woman who was honored by the federal government for her environmental activism in West Michigan has been diagnosed with cancer.
A nonprofit focused on empowering people to make green building and renovation choices will host the Michigan Residential Net Zero Energy Conference this month.
TRAVERSE CITY — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a $500 million plan Thursday to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure in Michigan that includes actions such as replacing lead service lines and removing chemical pollutants.
A maker of energy-saving lighting products rolled out a line of high-efficiency smart bulbs that allow users to control ambiance and lighting levels with their phones or smart home devices.
A local technology recycling company added vehicles to its fleet and is now offering its electronics recycling pickup service across the state.
Kellogg Company met its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target ahead of schedule in its manufacturing plants.
Boxed Water is Better of Grand Rapids announced a partnership with other eco-minded brands to drive consumer awareness of September’s Coastal Cleanup Month.
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.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday signed a budget bill that will fund a federal $300-a-week unemployment benefit, flood cleanup costs in the Midland area and Michigan's contribution toward a project to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
A nonprofit focused on empowering people to make green building and renovation choices elected its first woman chair and added three other board members.
The city of Grand Rapids is teaming with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership to introduce a communitywide project aimed at improving the quality of materials residents recycle in their curbside carts.
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.
TRAVERSE CITY — Keeping a 64-year-old oil pipeline in operation by running one portion through a proposed Great Lakes tunnel would safeguard the economy and energy supplies, supporters said Monday, while opponents described the project as an unnecessary risk that would contribute to global warming.
Blandford Nature Center founder and longtime environmental educator Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray died Tuesday. She was 93.
The state Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) wants to make sure operators of electric vehicles have enough places to plug in.
The West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) will host the annual Mayors’ Grand River Cleanup next month, turning it into a weeklong event to respect COVID-19 social distancing measures.