Sustainability

Events/Information

Applications are now being accepted for part-time student employment and Wesustain internships! More info>

Community Supported Agriculture Shares
Get connected with local food and local growers! Check out the full list of Kalamazoo Area CSAs here>

Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Connecting customers to food sources through honest learning relationships and supporting local food related businesses through a vibrant market culture. More info>
WHERE: 204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:00am-2:00pm
COST: FREE

Grow-It-Yourself Season Event: Can It, Yo!
The second annual food preservation party at the 100-Mile Market in honor of the abundance of summer. A canning, pickling, and fermentation bash, full of kids’ activities, live music, educational cooking demos, and more. More info>
WHERE: People’s Food Co-op, 507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 3-7pm
COST: FREE

Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show
Old Dog Tavern presents the third annual Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show event to buy, sell, trade and show bikes of all kinds. Check out bike part vendors, t-shirt deals, and enjoy good food and the company of fellow bicycle enthusiasts.
WHERE:
Old Dog Tavern, 402 Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 
WHEN: Saturday, August 23 12:00-5:00pm
COST: FREE

News

Office for Sustainability launches new internship program
August 01, 2014| WMU News
The Wesustain internship program is a semester-long, paid, discovery-driven opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on- and off-campus sustainability projects.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

Sangren Hall earns LEED gold certification as a 'green' building
July 23, 2014 | WMU News
"Sangren not only meets, but also exceeds the high standards set by the USGBC for LEED Gold," says WMU President John M. Dunn. "Sangren Hall is at the heart of our campus, physically, and it is emblematic of our commitment to keep sustainability at the core of everything we do."

WMU begins STARS sustainability initiative with 'gold' rating
July 23, 2014 | WMU News
WMU has launched its involvement in a national higher education sustainability program by achieving gold-level status as the result of its first annual data report. Among WMU's strongest areas for point accumulation were innovation, diversity and accessibility, research, community partnerships, continuing education, rainwater management and coordinated planning and governance.