Friday, May 6, 2011

Grand Rapids Sustainability Video spam courtesty of WOOD-TV

Time to look at the other side of the state, which had its own share of sustainability related stories this week.

First, the stories before the drop in oil prices yesterday

Gasoline averaged around $4.29 per gallon in West Michigan on Tuesday night, but there are several ways to avoid paying the wholesale price.

The Rapid millage passed narrowly Tuesday night, with the final margin just 136 votes.

A narrow election win gave the Rapid the OK to grow and add routes, stops and jobs.

It was by no means a mandate, but supporters did manage to get out enough votes to pay for additional bus service in six Kent County communities.

Downtown Grand Rapids bucked the city's trend of population loss over the past decade, with a roughly 31% jump in population between 2000 and 2010, according to a 24 Hour News 8 analysis of Kent County census tracts.
See a common theme? I do.

Next, the stories after oil prices dropped.

It almost never happens. But used cars today are likely worth more than they were about one year ago, experts told 24 Hour News 8 on Thursday.
Patrick DeHaan of told 24 Hour News 8 it appears prices have peaked for the foreseeable future.

As American businesses added more than 268,000 jobs in April, there are signs of job growth in West Michigan.
Notice a difference? I do, too.

And now, something that is green on the one hand and light and fluffy on the other.

Bring home a beautiful flowering basket for Mom for her special day with great deals from Countryside Greenhouse
Happy Mother's Day!


  1. This blog achieved a milestone today. It received its first spam comment. However, it's not such a milestone that it was worth saving. The spam was canned.

  2. Persistent, aren't you? Let's see how long you last under my self-promotion policy, to wit: If you want to promote your blog or a relevant news story, fine. If you want to advertise for a commercial enterprise not germane to the topic of this blog (cars and finance are, but not in any positive way), your comment will be hidden. Bye!

  3. Also, your first comment was marked as spam, along with the comment from the other spammer. As soon as I count comments for last week, this one will be as well. Let's see if Blogspot's spam detection software catches your next attempt.

  4. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  5. The spam software still doesn't recognize your comments as spam. Let's see if throwing one of them into the bit bucket is a charm.