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Waste Not: How Grand Rapids Approaches Sustainability

Grand Rapids has long been a model of sustainability nationwide. Government, business and nonprofit partners have come together to set – and exceed – aggressive sustainability goals, earning the…

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Sustainability: A Way of Life in Grand Rapids

Sustainability in the event industry is more than a trend. It is becoming an industry standard. In 2021, the global Event Industry Council released four Guiding Principles for Sustainable Events with…

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Plastics Industry Refocuses on Sustainability

When it comes to caring for our planet, we all have a role. Many manufacturers in the plastics industry take that role very seriously. In late May, Grand Rapids was host to the Re|focus Sustainability…

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Reimagining Trash

The people of West Michigan have a deep love for the Great Lakes, the surrounding watershed and the other natural resources that make Michigan a distinctly beautiful place to live. We feel a…

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Grand Rapids: a hub for medical research and innovation

West Michigan is becoming a magnet for collaboration in medical research, innovation and care. This is the first in a series of articles that take a look at what’s happening now and what’s on the…

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Medical Innovation Built on Big Data

West Michigan is becoming a magnet for collaboration in medical research, innovation and care. This is the second of two articles that take a look at what’s happening now and what’s on the horizon…

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GR Beer Tourism is Booming

Known as “Beer City USA,” Grand Rapids has lots of reasons to celebrate its booming craft beer industry – 38.5 million reasons, to be exact. A recent study shows that the annual regional economic…

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Volunteer Projects that Focus on Sustainability

Grand Rapids has long been a model of sustainability nationwide. Government, business and nonprofit partners have come together to set – and exceed – aggressive sustainability goals, earning the…

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The (perpetual) season of giving in West Michigan

In this giving season, we take a look at the generous gifts and givers that have helped make Grand Rapids the vibrant community it is today. We are grateful for their vision and their generosity, and…

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Grand Rapids Area Disc Golf Courses to Hone Your Throws

Say goodbye to early tee times, cart rentals, and losing golf balls. Disc golf is a once-niche sport gaining steam across the country. It’s estimated that today there are more than 500,000 players and…

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