Events

Kalamazoo 100-Mile Market
Can't wait until the weekend to get your fresh, local produce? Stop by the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday (May-October) where all things sold are grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo! More info>
WHERE: 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Every Wednesday (May-October) from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open Roads Fix-a-palooza Bike Repair Workshops
Weekly summertime pop-up bike repair workshops for youth and families. A great time for youth and teens to bring a bike they need repaired or tuned up, or adult volunteers to work with neighborhood youth in a small group setting to fix bikes and meet new people. More info>
WHERE: Riverview Launch, Edison Neighborhood, Peace House, Kalamazoo Public Libraries
WHEN: dates/times vary for each location please check the website www.openroadsbike.org
COST: FREE

Kanoe the Kazoo
Grab your kayak or canoe and join Kalamazoo River Watershed Council this summer and fall for unique paddle trips now through October. More info>
WHERE: start and end locations vary with each event
WHEN: July 23, August 2, August 6, and more
COST: FREE (some rentals available for fee)

Race, Class, Culture, and Diversity in Environmental Organizations
Save the date for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Michigan symposium with poster presentations by DDCSP scholars and presentation by Dr. Dorceta Taylor on recent information related to diversity in the environmental field. More info>
WHERE: University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Dana Building, 440 Church St, Ann Arbor
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 28

Opportunities 

Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(last updated July 21, 2016)
Sustainable Food Program Specialist, University of Michigan; Campus Farm Manager, University of Michigan; Energy Conservation Manager, Austin Community College District; Sustainability and Outreach Coordinator, University of Central Florida; Campus Sustainability Planner, Virginia Tech; Sustainability Outreach & Engagement Specialist, University of Virginia; Sustainability Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University; Transit Specialist, Virginia Commonwealth University; Energy Manager, University of California San Diego; Sustainability Program Coordinator, Georgia Southern University; Sustainability Assistant Director, Purdue University; Director of Sustainability, Ursinus College; Sustainable Endowments Institute Fellow, Sustainable Endowments Institute; Finance and Grants Administrator, Sustainable Endowments Institute; Outdoor Programs and Trails Coordinator, University of Colorado; Assistant Director of Supply Chain and Waste Management, University of Florida.

Midwest Field Director - Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)
This is a key position for UCS regional office in Chicago because of the important role that Midwestern states will play in U.S. efforts to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming few decades.  More info>
WHEN: 
Accepting applications through July 31, 2016

Managing Editor - Kalamazoo College Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership
The Managing Editor is responsible for communications and web operations of the online social justice resource center, Praxis Center, which makes visible imperative social justice work being done today. This is a contract position. The person hired will be responsible for all regular site management, and charged with the continued growth and development of the site, including readership and content enrichment in partnership with the Senior Editor. More info>
WHEN: Accepting applications until August 1, 2016

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership Regional Fellowship Program
Five fellows who live and work in Kalamazoo County will be selected for a fellowship designed to build leadership capacity for emerging and veteran social justice leaders in Kalamazoo. More info>
WHEN: Accepting applications until August 29, 2016

Retail Coordinator - Open Roads
This individual is responsible for managing the Open Roads retail bike shop. It requires excellent communication skills, organization skills, retail knowledge, and bike mechanic knowledge. This position shares responsibility and closely collaborates with the Program Manager and Executive Director. This individual will be a part of the Open Roads Leadership Team. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

NEWS

Soil loss could mean widespread hunger in 2050
WMUK | June 3, 2016
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world has already lost one third of its usable soil.

Slow rolling bike riders
Second Wave Media | May 22, 2016
Riding bikes and ensuring safe streets are great investments for communities that want to be equitable, healthy, and prosperous.

The Can-Do Kitchen in a new location
Second Wave Media | May 19, 2016
The Can-Do Kitchen, the area’s first food business incubator, is ready to show the community what it can do now that it’s moved into a larger space and what it hopes to achieve next.