Events

Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium
The Kalamazoo Foodways Symposium is hosting a free community event, offering programs and activities that provide historical, cultural, and practical insights into food and food systems in Southwest Michigan. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Valley Museum & KVCC Bronson Healthy Living Campus, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 
COST: FREE

Strike Out Hunger: WMU
Communication students are holding a "Strike Out Hunger" bowling fundraiser to support WMU's Invisible Need Project . More info>
WHERE: Pinz, 4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Sunday, April 9, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
COST: $60

Save the Bees and Butterflies
All are welcomed to attend an informative workshop about pollinators and native plants. More info>
WHERE: Lee Honors College Lounge, WMU
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Reimagined Waldo Library and Student Center
The University community is invited to attend a presentation and provide input for a new facility which will combine a reimagined Waldo Library with a Student Center to create an integrated learning and activity hub for the WMU campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community is invited. More info>
WHERE: Bernhard Center, 1st Floor Lobby/Lounge, WMU
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
COST: FREE

WSEA Presents: Dr. Christopher Emdin
Come hear Dr. Emdin discuss his two books, "Urban Education for the Hip Hop Generation" and "For White Folk Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Ya'll Too", which is currently a New York Times best seller. Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session and a book signing. More info>
WHERE: Sangren Hall, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
COST: FREE

Untold Stories of the Conservation Movement: Race, Power, & Privilege
A presentation about how power and privilege have influenced environmental policies, reinforced social inequities, and the impact on public health, food security, and clean water resources in Michigan.
 More info>
WHERE: Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1703 Robinson Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Fate of the the Earth 2017: Climate-Food-Energy-Water Nexus
MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program invites students to participate in a poster session at its premier annual event, the Fate of the Earth Symposium - a multi-day event that brings together researchers, communicators, stakeholders, and academics to discuss the problems facing our global society. Submission deadline: March 24, 2017 More info>
WHAT: Fate of the Earth Symposium
WHERE: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
WHEN:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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

Gun Lake Tribe: Invasive Species Strike Team Member
The Strike Team Member will be responsible for detection and control of invasive species, focusing on forest pests. Main job duties will include manual and chemical control and removal efforts. More info>

Varroc Lighting Systems: Operations Summer Intern
Currently seeking an individual pursuing a degree in environmental or manufacturing engineering and wanting to gain hands-on experience within the field. More info>

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE): Scholarship Summer Study Program
ACEEE is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend our 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado August 15-18, 2017. Deadline for Linda Latham Scholarships is April 10, 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>

Current Job Postings Through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowships, University of Rochester Medical Center;  Sustainability Specialist, Kaust; Environmental Studies Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Academic Coordinator III, ASI Student Farm Director
The Student Farm Director will guide a team of staff and students to provide intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the Student Farm. The director also has administrative responsibilities as well as the programs' educational, research, and public service functions. More info>

Sustainable Farming Research Assistant
Work at the Kellogg Biological Station this summer studying sustainable vegetable production. More info>

NEWS

Kalamazoo poverty report shows slow recovery after Great Recession
March 30, 2017 | MLive.com
City prioritizes fight against poverty as data shows increasing opportunities for all won't be an easy hurdle to clear.

Benefit of climate action plan worth the challenges
March 30,2017 | MLive.com
Kalamazoo considers how to increase its resilience to extreme weather events tied to the Earth's changing climate, experts say a plan is essential to the city's sustainable future. 

Grow-your-own-mushrooms class
March 23, 2017 | MLive.com
Area gardeners, farmers and mushroom lovers will have a chance to learn how to grow an exciting array of other mushroom species in a new class offered at Kalamazoo Valley's Food Innovation Center.