Holland Board of Public Works 2017 Annual Report

“In this 2017 Year in Review, we’ve explored the idea that Holland is a community like no other, and part of what makes us unique is the quality and innovation delivered through our utility services.” – Dave Koster, HBPW General Manager. Read this full letter in this year’s annual report. http://annualreports.hollandbpw.com/annualreport2017/

November 2017 Sustainability News

November 2017 Sustainability News November 30, 2017 – Betsy DeVos approves Michigan’s federal school accountability plan November 30, 2017 – Plan for Parkside Marina redevelopment presented in full, faces opposition November 30, 2017 – Holland e-commerce business busy this Cyber Monday November 29, 2017 – Jeff Goodell’s ‘engaging, often terrifying’ book November 29, 2017 – 4 great gifts for your green-living […]

October 2017 Sustainability News

October 2017 Sustainability News October 31, 2017 – Letter: Opposition growing to Saugatuck development October 31, 2017 – Holland High launches student engineering pathway October 30, 2017 – Living Sustainably:  Healthy food sustains healthy living October 30, 2017 – Community Action House offers Thanksgiving baskets, seeks holiday donations October 30, 2017 – Corals eat plastic because we’ve made it […]

September 2017 Sustainability News

September 2017 Sustainability News September 29, 2017 – Part II: Armed with Science, Backed by Law, They are the Voices of the Water September 29, 2017 – Letter: Elementary conclusions on climate change September 28, 2017 – Local farmers say apples survived recent heat September 28, 2017 – Local Favorites: Ah, the crunch of a fresh Michigan apple September […]

August 2017 Sustainability News

August 2017 Sustainability News August 31, 2017 – 7 Ways to Have a Great Green Labor Day Party August 31, 2017 – 4 steps to safely recycle your household batteries August 31, 2017 – SpartanNash expands Double Up program August 31, 2017 – Here’s What Good Buildings Have in Common August 31, 2017 – Local Favorites: This salad takes advantage […]

Living Sustainably: Award-winning series celebrates local sustainability

By Michelle Gibbs, Holland-Hope College Sustainability Institute Back by popular demand, the Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore series is offering another great line-up of educational events sharing how Holland is becoming a more sustainable community. The annual series began in the fall of 2014, and the planning team’s mission is to educate and empower citizens to live more […]

July 2017 Sustainability News

July 31, 2017 – Living Sustainably: Rain, rain go away – the right way July 31, 2017 – Tesla’s Model 3 And The Transition To Sustainability July 31, 2017 – Five-acre dune fire south of Grand Haven caused by campfire July 31, 2017 – National Night Out coming to Holland July 30, 2017 – At Herrick: The eBook advantage for […]

Living Sustainably: Standards help make spaces more healthy

Living Sustainably: Standards help make spaces more healthy By Morna Hallsaxton, EcoCreative Design When designing a building, most architects consider the functions of the building to determine the building structure and materials. However, the WELL Building Standard rating system v1.0, launched in 2014, has increased the consideration of human health in design and construction strategies. Seven years of […]

June 2017 Sustainability News

June 30, 2017 – Greenwashing a ‘Very Serious Issue,’ Leads to Poor Decisions, Says CEO of GRI June 30, 2017 – Holland preparing for next phase of Civic Center work June 30, 2017 – Four options to vacation close to home June 30, 2017 – Holland Christian brings makers fun to Street Performers June 30, 2017 – Holland says goodbye […]

Living Sustainably: Students make their own discoveries with air monitors

LIVING SUSTAINABLY:  Students make their own discoveries with air monitors By Susan Ipri Brown, Hope College Students are naturally curious about the world around them. So why not let that curiosity drive their learning? Simple and compact air quality monitors developed by resident Don Triezenberg are doing just that through a program managed by ExploreHope, Hope College’s […]