The Freep says that Grand Rapids is ahead of the game in eco-friendly living. I’m not sure about the rules of the game of eco-friendly living, but I hope it includes little plastic cars. The article begins
When Mayor George Heartwell looks out his office window, he sees an unusual sight in Michigan: a skyline full of construction cranes. The city is experiencing a building boom, and it’s green. Four of the five giant new projects rising downtown are green-built.
Churchy, conservative Grand Rapids has become a visionary environmental role model and arguably Michigan’s greenest city.
Is Grand Rapids still “Churchy”? In any case, it’s an interesting primer to the green, LEED boom in GR that also lists some other green city projects across Michigan. Speaking of green and Grand Rapids, here’s a post on the Grand Rapids Art Museum aka “the GRAM” from Michigan in Pictures.
We also have a video and feature about The Conference on Michigan’s Future, an event exploring how issues of the environment, economy and fossil fuels are impacting Michigan. It takes place next month at Crystal Mountain and is worth checking out.
What’s greening up in your area of Michigan? Let us know in the comments!