Entries by Community Sustainability Partnership

GRBJ Comments on Cleaning Companies Environmentally Friendly Methods

“A Green Kind of Clean” by Danielle Nelson “It appears antibacterial products aren’t as beneficial as advertised. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently started prohibiting manufacturers from marketing over-the-counter consumer antiseptic wash products with one or more of 19 ingredients. The ban, which took effect in September, includes two of the most common ingredients, […]

Small Business Energy Assistance Program

The Grand Rapids 2030 District is providing a unique opportunity for small businesses, non-profits, houses of worship, multi-family & educational institutions to lower their monthly utility costs. Applications are welcome from anywhere in West Michigan. Membership in the GR2030 District is not mandatory to be considered for this program (but it is encouraged!) Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

West Michigan Energy Organizer Position Open with Sierra Club Michigan Chapter

Sierra Club West Michigan Clean Energy Associate Organizer This is a two-year, full-time organizing position based in Grand Rapids. The West Michigan Clean Energy Associate Organizer will build grassroots power and move West Michigan away from fossil fuels towards a clean energy future by leading the implementation of Sierra Club’s Building West Michigan Power Campaign […]

2018 Michigan Battle of the Buildings Registration Open!

An energy reduction war A crusade against kilowatts A barrage against BTU’s… Registration for 2018 Now Open Sign up before March 31st! Join the awards and recognition program for energy use reduction today! Thanks to our partners & sponsors there is no cost to compete! The competition is open to all Michigan area commercial, industrial, non-profit, […]

Grand Rapids Biodigester to Convert Food Waste Into Energy

“Grand Rapids has begun building a $38-million biodigester that will convert food waste into energy. City officials and business leaders gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony last week at the city’s Environmental Services Department’s Water Resource Recovery Facility, or WRRF, at 1300 Market Ave. SW. A new $38-million waste-to-energy biodigester and related sludge treatment system is […]

GRBJ’s “40 Under Forty” Includes Over 10 GR CSP Endorsing Partners

The Grand Rapids Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty class of 2017 has been revealed and over 10 of the honoree’s come from companies that are endorsing partners for the Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership. The endorsing partners that made it on the “40 under Forty” list are: Cascade Engineering: Christina Keller City of Grand Rapids: […]

Catalyst Partners & Better Way Imports Rated Among “Best for the World.”

“A pair of companies in the region are considered to be among the ‘Best for the World.’ Grand Rapids-based Catalyst Partners, and Zeeland-based Better Way Imports have earned spots on the 2017 ‘Best for the World’ list by the nonprofit B Lab. There are 846 companies from 48 countries on the list. Catalyst Partners is a […]