Good for Michigan
Good For Michigan is a campaign lead by Local First in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids. The campaign was created in 2017 as Good for Grand Rapids and then expanded to the entire state.
The Quick Impact Assessment (QIA) is a free tool for businesses to identify their strengths and areas for growth from a sustainability perspective. The QIA also allows businesses to see how they compare to others.
Check out the winners of the 2019 Good for Michigan awards.
Michigan Green Communities
Michigan Green Communities (MGC) is a statewide network of local government and university staff. The group collaborates to move sustainability initiatives forward at the local, regional, and state level. Grand Rapids is not only a member of this network, but our Sustainability and Performance Management Officer, Alison Waske Sutter, sits on the steering committee. In 2018, we received Gold Certification for the annual MGC Challenge.
Community Sustainability Partnership
The Grand Rapids Area Community Sustainability Partnership (CSP) is a diverse network of for-profit and non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and governments in West Michigan who embrace and support sustainability in their planning and operations. The creation of the group was spearheaded by former Mayor George Heartwell in 2005 in partnership with local academic institutions. Alison Waske Sutter, our Sustainability and Performance Management Officer, began serving as the co-chair of the CSP in July 2018.