The environmental and sustainability studies program at Western Michigan University sponsors a number of events.
Gwen Frostic Lecture Series
Seminars, readings, and workshops by local, national and international experts on a wide variety of subjects relating to the environment.
Spring 2014 Events
Wednesday, Feb 5
Michigan Environmental Policy Lobby Day - Part I
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
208-9 Bernhard Center
Presented by our partner, Michigan Environmental Council
Learn about potential political solutions for some of the most important environmental issues in our state and how you can engage as an actor in the political process. Participants will first work together to choose a common issue and position, then experience the technique and strategy of lobbying first-hand by personally meeting with and influencing their state legislators.
Thursday, Feb 13
1910 Sangren Hall
Mr. Alfred Meyer, social activist who serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility
Presented in partnership with Lee Honors College and Institute of Government and Politics
Nuclear Power - What You Need to Know About Price, Pollution and Proliferation
Wednesday, Feb 26
Michigan Environmental Policy Lobby Day - Part II
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Field trip to state capitol - groups will meet with their state legislators.
Saturday, March 22
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Join us on our trip to explore Michigan's legacy in art, nature, and industry. Tour the Factory that inspired Mexico's most important muralist in his spectacular industry frescos at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Mentor (for a day) budding elementary school writers and photographers "seeing" this work for the first time.
April - Day and time to be announced
Annual student awards party