Judy Wicks to highlight National Campus Sustainability Day Events
Wicks, author, entrepreneur and local economy pioneer will address WMU faculty, staff, students and the Kalamazoo community in a series of events celebrating 2014 National Campus Sustainability Day. More info>
Western Michigan University various locations
Thursday - Friday, October 16 - 17

Apple Cider Weekend

Circle Pines' hosts a apple cider weekend featuring a Friday night pizza party, folk dancing, campfires, music-making, and a meeting for members to conduct the business of the Center for the coming year. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd, Delton, MI
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, October 10-12
COST: $140 (Non-members), $120 (Members) Student and low income rates available

Kalamazoo Nature Center : Delano Farms Harvest Party
Help celebrate the bountiful harvest season at DeLano Farms - wagon rides, scavenger hunts, and plenty of fun fall activities. More info>
WHERE: DeLano Farms Market Barn, 357 W. E Ave., Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Sunday, October 12, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

SW Michigan Land Conservancy : Fall Color Tour
A scenic, fall color tour hosted by local businesses, St. Joseph County Parks, and the Three Rivers Area Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a variety of destinations and activities along the way. More info>
WHERE: Three Rivers, MI area (multiple locations)
WHEN: Sunday, October 12

Call for submissions, Re:Solution Envisioning Sustainability
WMU's Frostic School of Art and Environmental Studies in and Sustainability programs are pleased to announce a WMU student art competition. Re:Solution: Envisioning Sustainability is a competitive exhibit for current WMU students to share their creative vision on how they convey, express, and visualize sustainability. Submissions due by October 15th. More info> 
WHERE: (Reception) Gallery Room K1206, Kohrman Hall Gallery, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Thursday, November 20, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Michael Pollan to speak in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo Community Foundation presents Michael Pollan, author of best-selling books about food, in a discussion about the importance of and access to quality food for a healthy community. Bookbug will have Mr. Pollan's books available for sale and signing at this event. Please contact for more information.
WHERE: WMU Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Thursday, November 6,  7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
COST: FREE (RSVP required)

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 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Letter to the Editor: Buy Nearby

October 3, 2014 |

Buy Nearby campaign is a reminder of the good that can come when we chose to buy local and invest in our community and state.

Honors college home earns LEED silver certification as 'green' building
September 30 | WMU News
WMU's Lee Honors College has been awarded LEED silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.With 20 buildings either completed or going through the certification process, WMU is a leader in the state and region for LEED-certified buildings 

MDOT looking at potential changes in Kalamazoo's Stadium Dr. and Michigan Ave. corridor
September 29, 2014 |
State and local officials are launching a Stadium Drive & Michigan Avenue Corridor Study to get a vision for what the community would like to see.