Events

PFC Grow it Yourself Day
Come celebrate home gardening and growing your own food. More info>
WHERE: PFC natural grocery and deli, 207 Harrison St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
WHEN: Sunday, April 30th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
COST: FREE

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, May 8th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Fourth Annual Native Plant Sale
Get all your locally grwon, pesticide free, nursery quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and grasses at one convenient location in Kalamazoo. More info>
WHERE: PFC Natural Grocery and Deli, 507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
WHEN: Saturday, May 27th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
COST: FREE

Midwest Campus Compact Conference
Whether you are new to civic and community engagement, curious about learning the basics of campus-community partnerships, or a seasoned professional seeking new and innovative approaches and discussion of important issues, this conference will provide opportunities to learn, explore, connect, and prepare for bold, thoughtful action. More info>
WHERE: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
WHEN: June 6-7, 2017
COST: TBD 

Well-Being in Supply Chains 
The SHINE Summit at Harvard is the leading forum for visionary thinking, innovative research and practical solutions for business leaders to advance corporate sustainability and well-being in the workplace. More info>
WHERE: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA 
WHEN: June 13 and 14, 2017
COST: Various rates apply

Opportunities

Climate Officer
The Climate Officer will be closely involved in implementing McGill's 2017-2020 Climate and Sustainability Action Plan, especially focusing on the climate related initiatives. More info>

Food Hub Lab Assistants: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
The Food Hub Lab Assistant will assist in the operation of a demonstration food hub which will actively manage the aggregation, distribution, light processing, and marketing of source identified food products from local producers to satisfy institutional demand in Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. More info>

Natural Resources/Agriscience Instructor
Ottawa Area Intermediate School District seeks an instructor for high school students. Preferred candidate will have or be eligible for MI Secondary Teaching Certificate with background in Agriculture and Natural Resources. More info> 

Sustainability Coordinator
Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo seeks an individual with an enthusiasm for gardening and food justice to perform and organize garden and growing-related work through the summer of 2017. More info>

Wesustain Fall 2017 Internship Program
The Wesustain Internship Program is a semester-long, paid, and discovery-driven opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on- and off- campus sustainability projects. More info> 

WMU Landscape Services Student Groundskeeper
WMU Landscape Services currently has openings for student groundskeepers. Part-time (up to 20 hours a week) openings to help keep our campus beautiful! More info>

NEWS

Science's role in society is threatened. Protest is the right response
April 22, 2017 | The Guardian 
Tens of thousands of scientists and supporters of science are pouring into the streets of Washington DC and other cities around the world on Saturday in a massive March for Science, aimed at highlighting the importance of science to society and the need for basing government policies on evidence. 

WMU faculty earns 'Biggest Loser' title in Michigan Battle of Buildings
April 21, 2017 | WMU News
Western Michigan University's College of Health and Human Services building has brought home the education category's "Biggest Loser" title in the 2016 Michigan Battle of the Buildings energy savings event.

How bike friendly is Kalamazoo, anyway?
April 20, 2017 | Second Wave Southwest Michigan
Kalamazoo is making a push to be nationally recognized as a bicycle friendly community.

Arbor Day tree planting to honor John and Linda Dunn
April 6, 2017 | WMU News
A decade of service to Western Michigan University by outgoing President John M. Dunn and First Lady Linda Dunn will be recognized during WMU's celebration of national Arbor Day.