Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fast Company Gives Grand Rapids Some Eco Love

Fast Company, a magazine that chronicles the evolution of business through a focus on creative individuals and companies that make an impact in the marketplace, recently gave some MAD green lovin' to Grand Rapids! In the article "America's Greenest City," Fast Company gives props to Grand Rapids for leading the nation in the number of LEED-certified buildings per capita. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell pledged that more than 20 percent of the city's power would derive from renewable sources by 2008. Lo and behold, the city hit that target a year early and is aiming for 100 percent by 2020. Move over Ann Arbor, you've got some competition in the "most eco-conscious city in Michigan" category!

According to an article from The Oakland Business Review, 239 businesses in the state of Michigan are registered for LEED certification and 76 have been certified.

Gotta love it when the national media writes something POSITIVE about the mitten state :)

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