Clean up PCBs protest march
The Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition will hold a rally to protest the pending decision by the EPA to leave 1.5 million cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediments right in the heart of Kalamazoo "in perpetuity". The rally will begin on Homecrest Circle, located off Portage Street on the west side of the street and proceed north 3-4 blocks to the Allied Superfund Site gate on Alcott Street. Elected representatives and city officials will speak to the group upon arrival. More info >
Where: Departs from Homecrest Circle in Kalamazoo
When: May 15, 5 to 7 p.m.
10th annual Ride of Silence
The 10th annual “Ride of Silence” ride joins thousands of cyclists worldwide in a slow-paced (max 12 mph) silent procession for approximately 10 miles to honor those who have been injured or killed while riding on public roadways, create awareness of the rights of cyclists, and to ask that motorists SHARE THE ROAD. The route is eight miles long and the City of Porgage's Bike Unit officers will participate in full uniform with flashing lights for safety. More info >
Where: Departs from Portage's Millenium Park parking lot
When: May 15, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
WMU to Kal-Haven group ride
Join the Office for Sustainability and ExSci Club for a group bicycle ride from the Office for Sustainability to the Kal-Haven Trail's 10th Street trailhead. This 10 mile, beginner friendly ride will include a helmet fitting, rules of the road overview, ride leaders, and light snacks. Helmets required.
Where: Departs from the Office for Sustainability
When: May 18, 11 a.m.
LGBT student services cosponsors bowling fundraiser
May 13, 2013 | WMU News
A family-friendly Bowling Extravaganza will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Eastland Lanes to raise funds for Kalamazoo's annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride celebration.
Kalamazoo Nature Center leader next up in Keystone series
May 10, 2013 | WMU News
Willard "Bill" Rose will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, May 31, in the Dean's Conference Room of Schneider Hall. His talk will focus on the business paradigm shift for nature centers.
Association plans public event at Asylum Lake Preserve
May 10, 2013 | WMU News
The birds, plants and history of Kalamazoo's Asylum Lake Preserve will be showcased at a public event from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the preserve's Parkview Avenue entrance.
Detroit Free Press calls WMU one of state's 'green leaders'
May 9, 2013 | WMU News
WMU was named the winner in the public sector category in this year's statewide competition.
WMU Again named one of top 'green colleges in U.S.
April 26, 2013 | WMU News
For the fourth consecutive year, WMU has been recognized for its sustainability efforts by Princeton Review and the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools.