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 Tuesday, June 13th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Green Chemistry Update - Sustainability and STEM Training Workshop
This professional development workshop is for middle and high school teachers offering labs that are based on new technologies in support of sustainability science education. More info> 
WHERE: Steelcase Learning Center, Grand Rapids, MI
WHEN: Tuesday, June 27th, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
COST: $25.00 

12th Annual BTR Park Bike Race
Featuring a 1.1-mile circuit around Floyd Hall that also showcases the University's nearby Business Technology and Research Park. The circuit has three 90-degree turns and multiple sweeping turns that excite spectators as well as racers. More info>
WHERE: WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 4601 Campus Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
WHEN: Saturday July 8th, 8 a.m. 
COST: Varies upon registration 

Opportunities

Diversity & Inclusion Assistant
WMU's Office for Sustainability is seeking an enrolled graduate or undergraduate student to assist in the development of our Diversity & Inclusion (D & I) Strategic Plan for the remainder of the summer terms. 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>

Director of Sustainability
The Director of Sustainability at Naropa University works with the University leadership in developing a comprehensive program that fosters sustainable methodologies and an ever decreasing carbon footprint for the entire university community. More info>

NEWS

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. 

Permaculture and food sustainability is brought to WMU by campus ministries
June 7, 2017 | Western Harold
Western Michigan University has started a number of initiatives that promote sustainable eating on campus. The Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo is helping improve sustainability by growing permaculture gardens on campus and relying on locally grown food as one of the main sources of meals.