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WMEAC Home Energy Program funds home energy improvements in Grand Rapids to improve energy performance, lower utility bills and make living spaces more comfortable in homes throughout the city. Visit our About page to learn more about the program and your eligibility to participate. Better Homes for West Michigan is a partnership of the West Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan Saves, Dwelltech Solutions and WellHome. Better Homes for West Michigan is endorsed by the City of Grand Rapids and BetterBuildings for Michigan.

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Saturday, April 21 – Party for the Planet

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00pm

A celebration of conservation, recycling, and our natural world! This is a national event taking place at Zoos around the country in an initiative spear-headed by the American Zoo and Aquarium Assoc. (AZA).

PARTY FOR THE PLANET at John Ball Zoo will include booths, stations, and demonstrations from the area’s top conservation-minded organizations as well as a convenient drive-up recycling center for just about any items. Animals that are threatened or endangered will be showcased with ideas on what you can do to help save these valuable species right here in Grand Rapids.

Admission to the event is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 3-13 and children 2 and under are always free. The Zoo is open daily 10am – 4pm, but the PARTY FOR THE PLANET activities will take place until 3:00pm.


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BetterBuildings for Michigan uses a community approach to deliver energy efficiency improvements for homes and businesses by providing access to incentives and affordable loans. The program is supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and developed by the Michigan Energy Office; Michigan Saves; the City of Grand Rapids; the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit; and the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office.