A food distributor in the area is being honored for the business it does abroad. The West Michigan World Trade Association has named Wyoming-based Gordon Food Service as its 2018 World Trader of the Year. Gordon Food Service will be honored at a dinner ceremony on May 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Grand Rapids at […]
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Five Grand Rapids Breweries are standing out for their sustainability efforts. Brewery Vivant, the Mitten Brewing Company, Founders, HopCat, and the Grand Rapids Brewing Company are doing their part to contribute to making Grand Rapids more sustainable through donations to charities, waste reduction and more. For more information, find the complete article here.
With a 25-year-long career in conservation, spanning both the public and private sectors, Darwin (Dar) Baas brings a collaborative approach to solving West Michigan’s waste management channels. The director of the Kent County Department of Public Works said he always considered himself a conservationist, even at a young age. He grew up in Georgetown Township, […]
Polluted water is top of mind for many Michigan residents right now, but not everyone understands the myriad factors that can cause it, according to a local nonprofit. West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), at 1007 Lake Drive SE in Grand Rapids, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this spring. At the same time, Executive Director […]
“Amway Releases ‘Global Entrepreneurship Report’” by Rachel Watson Amway’s 2018 “Global Entrepreneurship Report” reveals age and gender gaps when it comes to attitudes toward starting a business. Ada-based Amway’s eighth “Global Entrepreneurship Report,” published yesterday, measures the state of entrepreneurship worldwide to increase access and inclusion. “Gaining a greater understanding of why people decide for […]
“Michigan now has 14 registered B-corps, companies who are certified in environmental and societal stewardship. With the state’s fastest growing economy, it’s no surprise that Grand Rapids is home to 11 of these conscious companies. Check out the list and explore why a few of them chose to pursue this certification and way of doing business.” Retrieved […]
“Two local organizations have earned a designation for offering ‘exceptional’ commuter benefits to their employees. Grand Valley State University and Spectrum Health were named last month to the 2018 list of ‘Best Workplaces for Commuters.’ The designation is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research, or CUTR, at the University of South Florida with […]
“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, […]
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.
“The city of Grand Rapids is participating in a three-year project to develop a policy roadmap toward a zero net carbon building sector by 2050. Twelve U.S. cities were selected to take part in the Zero Cities Project, a policy process informed by technical analysis that will include community collaboration and a focus on equity. […]