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Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Environmental Organization Grades Local Lawmakers

Find the grades for legislators in your district through The Sierra Club's full scorecard.  

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WMEAC Film Series

WMEAC Film Series

Get inspired to take sustainable action!  The WMEAC Film Series is a fun and accessible program designed to educate the West Michigan community on pressing environmental issues by offering screenings as an opportunity to engage audiences, inspiring them toward sustainable action. This is demonstrated throughout the series with expert speakers and panelists.  

We're bringing back our environmental film series this winter with the West Michigan premiere of Promised Land, the first full-length feature film focused on the controversial topic of fracking, at Celebration Cinema! North.  The series continues with a slate of four monthly documentaries to be screened at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on the first Tuesday of each month. 

Promised Land
Friday, January 4, 7:30 p.m.
Celebration Cinema!

Herschell Turner Fine Art Exhibit

Herschell Turner Fine Art Exhibit
Artist Herschell Turner, former NBA and Harlem Globetrotter will exhibit his fine art at Dominican Center at Marywood from December 31 - February 27. Come meet the artist at a reception on Sunday, February 10th from Noon through 4 pm at DCM.

 

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

Free Christmas tree recycling starts Jan. 2nd in GR

The city of Grand Rapids is once again offering free Christmas tree recycling.

From January 2nd through January 26th, you can drop off your tree at one of three locations:

  • Riverside Park north Entrance - 2001 Monroe Avenue NE
  • JAYCEE McKay Family Park - 2531 Kalamazoo Avenue SE
  • Huff Park - 2286 Ball Avenue NE

Collection hours will be from 7am to 7pm, Monday through Sunday.

Remove all ornaments, tinsel, nails, tree stands and any other decorations or plastic bags.

You can also dispose of your tree by attaching a purple Bulk Yard Waste tag and place it at the curb on your regular collection day.

 

500 Trees to be planted as part of Grand River protection and restoration initiative

 500 Trees to be planted as part of Grand River protection and restoration initiative

The U.S. Forest Service announced yesterday nearly $3 million in grants to improve tree canopy, forest cover and ultimately, water quality in six Great Lakes states, including $70,000 to the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. The grants are part of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), a collaborative effort between federal, state, tribal and local partners.

“Healthy forests and lands support healthy waters," said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell. "These projects will put people to work increasing the number of trees, turning polluted industrial sites into beautiful parkland and improving habitat for wildlife."

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Compost

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Compost

By Victoria Mullen

Dean Rosendall’s passion for composting and recycling is contagious. When we meet for this article’s interview, I’m struck by his genuine interest in and commitment to his profession, which meshes nicely with his ease in building relationships, spotting trends and putting together a strategic vision.

Rosendall is a partner in the newly launched recycling business, New Soil, which is doing some pretty exciting things. Yes, recycling can be exciting, believe it or not. 

Hey, I was surprised, too.