It's a fact: Grand Rapids is going green. We now have the country's highest number of LEED-certified buildings per capita, with ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council for energy efficiency, superior indoor air quality, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
We also have green design firms, homes built with green materials, and corporations that have made sustainability a priority. We even offer one of the country's first Sustainable Business degrees (Aquinas College).
That's a mouthful, but what it means is that our communities - from elected officials on down - are leading the rest of the country in sustainability and energy independence.
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