Events

Open Roads Presents: Community Bike Rides
Community Bike Rides are free and open to the public. They offer these drop-in rides on a monthly basis April-October. All ages and skill levels are welcome. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
WHEN: Next ride is Monday, August 14th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Eco Raft Race
A chance for you and your buddies to get creative, build a floatable raft, ride it down the Kalamazoo River, and race against other participants for a chance to win a cash prize. More info>
WHERE: Start at Mayors' Riverfront Park and Ends at Arcadia Brewing Company
WHEN: Saturday September 9th, 2 - 4 p.m.
COST: $25.00 per raft

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: National Drive Electric Week Event - Kalamazoo
The global battle against climate change begins at home. You can do your part by driving the right car. You can volunteer by helping plan the event or helping on the day of the event. More info>
WHERE: Western Michigan University Physical Plant Parking Lot 425 Stadium Drive
WHEN: Wednesday September 13, 4 - 8 p.m.
COST: FREE

Opportunities

Sustainability Activities Coordinator
The University of Minnesota in Duluth's Office of Sustainability seeks an energetic, creative, and supportive member to join their team as Sustainability Activities Coordinator. This position interacts with all constituencies of the campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and administration. More info>

Recycling Coordinator
Medical University South Carolina is in search of a Recycling Coordinator to create strategic plans, supervise office staff and manager MUSC's confidential paper and non-hazardous solid waste reduction programs. More info>

NEWS

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Kalamazoo gets funding to challenge racism
July 13, 2017 | Second Wave Media
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. 

Paris climate agreement: Washington, Kalamazoo, WMU
June 16, 2017 | Western Herald
“There's a lot of things that states, cities and other jurisdictions can do...we can adopt the Paris targets for our own areas.”

Empowerment, sustainability, legacy: Issues that keep young leaders motivated
June 15, 2017 | Second Wave Media
Recent WMU graduate seek meaningful opportunities to give back to the Kalamazoo community by assisting in refugee communities and nonprofit organizations.