“Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.” - Albert Einstein

Aquinas College



"Health is the New Wealth"

"Health is the New Wealth" could be a saying, but it can also be a guiding principle as well as a mode of operation. In communities that choose to take action on this theory, positive results could emerge quickly. The City of Grand Rapids has a long tradition of innovation in sustainability. Mayor George Heartwell was most recently awarded the Climate Protection Award by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in June, 2012. Through his leadership, the city is showing that health of the planet and health of its citizens can go hand-in-hand.


Publisher: ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

"Six times each year, ATTRAnews brings you up to date on the latest developments in sustainable agriculture, what's happening at the USDA and with Sustainable Agriculture Working Groups around the country. ATTRAnews features events and opportunities in sustainable agriculture, information on funding and financing, and it keeps you current on programs and policies that can affect your future. In ATTRAnews you'll read about what's happening with Farm Bill implementations and what readers like you want to know about production practices and the National Organic Standards. There's all that and much more—and it's all free."

Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action is a national organization of diverse people and groups working together for clean water, protecting health and creating jobs.

Environmental Design and Construction

The ED+C eNews is a "monthly eNewsletter brought to you by the editor's of Environmental Design + Construction magazine on the latest green building news, products and events."

Green @ Work

"green@work provides its readers with essential literacy on environmental and social sustainability in the business context. It explores developments in the greening of business, and covers relevant legislative and regulatory trends. It delivers basic tools and suggestions for applying the principles of sustainability—both professionally and personally."

Green Builder Magazine

"Green Builder Magazine is the premier publication for residential builders, remodelers, and contractors who are interested in responsible growth and sustainable development."

GreenBuzz E-Newsletter

Publisher: Greener World Media, Inc

"GreenBiz is the leading information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. We provide valuable news and resources to large and small businesses through a combination of Web sites, workshops, daily news feeds, electronic newsletters, and briefing papers. Our resources are free to all users."


Publisher: United States Green Building Council

"GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design presents architects, interior designers, builders, and owners with the latest, most comprehensive guidance on designing and constructing environmentally responsible commercial buildings. Every issue is devoted to green design and construction, featuring several project case studies, the latest trends in green construction, and the technology issues faced by designers and contractors. Also included in every issue is a roundup of new products found in trusted green building programs. Our editors will also feature recent developments in green design legislation and new policies established by private owners."

Grist Magazine

A non-profit organization based in Seattle, Grist offers a fun magazine with information on green issues and sustainable living.

New Scientist

Publisher: Reed Business Information Ltd

"New Scientist, is the global authority on science and technology news. Written by the largest international network of award-winning science journalists, New Scientist provides an exiciting, enlightening read while explaining the social, economic, and environmental consequences of the latest research. Each week New Scientist breaks the world's science news, provides hard-hitting opinion pieces, focusing on a wide range of issues such as cloning, quantum physics, marijuana, the digital revolution, GM foods, global warming, the universe and time. The articles are concise, highly factual and explain all you need to know about the biggest scientific issues of today in an accessible and eminently readable style, and because of this New Scientist is a must read for anyone interested in the scientific and technological advances of tomorrow."

Sierra Club

"Featuring strong reporting, engaging writing, and stunningly beautiful photographs, Sierra magazine is an indispensable guide for people who care deeply about nature. Published bimonthly by the Sierra Club, the magazine reaches 1.3 million people across North America. In every issue, you'll visit intriguing wild places and learn how to protect them. You'll discover ways to live a greener, happier life at home and get more involved in your community. You'll meet some of the remarkable people working to ensure that our wild heritage is safe, that polluters clean up their messes, and that our neighborhoods are healthy places to live and raise children."

State of Michigan

Publisher: Department of Labor and Economic Growth, State of Michigan

The State of Michigan provides loads of useful information on developments in the local energy scene, including events, progressive programs, and much more! To register for this free e-newsletter, e-mail John Sarver at johnsarver3@gmail.com.

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Publisher: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Publishers

SUSTAINABILITY: The Journal of Record meets the needs of the rapidly growing community of professionals in academia, industry, policy, and government who have the responsibility and commitment to advancing one of the major imperatives of this young century. The Journal provides the information and resources to foster collaboration, between sustainability managers, educators, corporate executives, administrators, policy makers, economists, and technology innovators who have the mandate to address and move forward the imperatives of the preservation and sustainability of global resources.

Sustainable Enterprise Quarterly

Publisher: Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Sustainable Enterprise Quarterly is released from the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Sustainable Industries

Publisher: Brian J. Back

Sustainable Industries is a publication specifically for green business leaders. It offers a variety of news from organic food recycling, green buildings, and clean energy. To subscribe or find out more, click on the link provided.

The Biodiesel Bulletin

Publisher: The National Biodiesel Board

The Biodiesel Bulletin provides monthly updates on the National Biodiesel industry, including technology development, market information, upcoming events, government initiatives promoting the fuel, and much more!

The GreenGuide

Publisher: National Geographic

"Dubbed the 'green living source for today’s conscious consumer', The Green Guide is an invaluable resource for men and women, from young adults to grandparents, striving for a healthy and 'greener' lifestyle. It is our collective vision that one day The Green Guide will be, for millions of consumers, the go-to source of information about practical everyday, environmentally responsible and health-minded product choices and actions."

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

This monthly newsletter, published by the West Michigan Chapter of the USGBC, provides readers with the latest developments in the local green building field, including events, recent LEED certifications, and much more!

Weekly Harvest

Publisher: ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

"Published every Wednesday, the Weekly Harvest e-newsletter is a Web digest of sustainable agriculture news, resources, events and funding opportunities gleaned from the Internet."

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