Sustainability a Priority for Local First Street Party

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) — Thousands of people packed Grandville Avenue Saturday, downtown Grand Rapids.

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This is the 12th year for Founders' Local First Street Party. New this year, are some family friendly activities including games of giant Jenga, and places to decorate the street with sidewalk chalk.

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In an effort to build a local sustainable community, organizers are trying to make the party 90{6be771524f35e681d5eb1711abbe9ad08f29540a742404ae9fff00be7e8f65de} waste-free.

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“Local First is all about building a sustainable local community,” says Local First Executive Director Elissa Hillary, “and part of that is support our local businesses and our local economy, but part of it is also the choices we make in our daily lives. Trying to help people understand how easy it is to recycle and compost even when you're outside at a big party.” Last year the party was 85{6be771524f35e681d5eb1711abbe9ad08f29540a742404ae9fff00be7e8f65de} sustainable.

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