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UIX: Turning trash into money is going to take a community effort

Millions of dollars are being thrown away every year, in the form of waste left at the local landfill. It's a revenue stream that some are managing to take advantage of, and Kent County is hoping others take notice.


How City High students are leading the way with new composting program

City High Middle School is home to one of only two Green Fellows in the United States, and students there are harnessing her leadership to blaze a new trail when it comes to school lunch sustainability. Find out how their cafeteria conversation is expanding to include terms from composting to economicology.

Nick Rudofski

UIX: Nick Rudofski maintains a steady, prolific course in a career of sustainability

Nick Rudofski has plenty of ideas when it comes to sustainability. From handmade, refurbished and reconstructable products, to water conservation, to alternative transportation and more, he's truly making things happen behind several scenes. 


The Three R's: How recycling initiatives are greening Grand Rapids

As the state of Michigan tries to raise its recycling rates to catch up with the national average, Grand Rapids is greening with some growing programs and one brand-new initiative. Stephanie Doublestein gets the scoop on a new program targeting graduates and finds out what we could be doing better here in West Michigan.

Eden Interrupted.

G-Sync: A Future Powered By You (Act Now)

For nine years, Mayor Heartwell of Grand Rapids has invited others -- including other mayors along the Grand River -- to meet him at the river to clean it up. But this year, with WMEAC’s help, it might even spark dialogue around the upcoming Prop 3. Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen jumps in and discovers Michigan may only get one shot to get it right before the lawyering begins.
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