Events

Bee School 2017
If you are a new beekeeper or have years of experience there's something here for you! The Kalamazoo Bee Club is hosting a full day of beekeepers education! More info>
WHERE: 6767 West O Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
COST: Varies upon registration

Green Fire : Aldo Leopold and a land ethic for our time
Community Organized for Regenerative Earthcare presents the first in a series of programs with a free screening of Green Fire. More info>
WHERE:
Disciples of Christ Christian Church, 2208 Winchell, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
WHEN:
Saturday, February 26, 2:00 p.m.
COST:
FREE

Shipboard Science Workshop on Lake Huron
4th - 12th grade teachers and non-formal educators are invited to work with Great Lakes scientists exploring Lake Huron's biology, ecology, chemistry and human impacts in this professional development opportunity. Applications due February 27. More info>
WHERE:  Great Lakes Restoration on Lake Huron.
WHEN: Program dates are July 8-14, Applications due February 27, 2017
COST: Varies upon registration

Transportation Research Opportunities
The Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities (TRCLC) announces availability of several research projects for graduate students. Projects should address topics related to livable communities such as enhancing mobility, accessibility and safety of walking, bicycling and transit modes, particularly for children, people with disabilities, older adults, low income populations, and all commuters. Non-traditional research ideas in this area will be highly rated in the selection process. More info> 
WHEN: Application deadline 02/28/2017

SWMSBF Annual Meeting
Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will hold its annual meeting featuring speaker Dale Sands, Senior Vice President and Director of Metro Strategy for AECOM. Mr. Sands will address climate resilience for small to mid-size companies. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo
WHEN: Thursday, March 16, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
COST: varies 

2017 Midwest Campus Contact 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 (Proposals due February 17, 2017)
COST: TBD (Registration opens early Spring 2017)

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, E. Lansing, MI
WHEN:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Permaculture Design Certification Workshop
This is a two week course that covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. More info>
WHERE: Costa Rica
WHEN: April 25, 2017 - May 8, 2017
COST: Various rates apply

Forum on 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 University
WHEN: June 13 and 14, 2017
COST: Various rates apply

Opportunities

Current Job Postings Through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowships, University of Rochester Medical Center; Sustainability Designer/Digital Content Producer, University of Florida; Assistant Vice President in Facilities Management, Winona State University; Senior Student Program Coordinator in the Campus Environmental Center, The University of Texas at Austin;  Sustainability Specialist, Kaust; Environmental Studies Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Sustainability Analyst, American University; Energy Manager, San Francisco State University; 

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>

Bookkeeper for Hollander Development Corporation
Looking for a part-time position involved in the advancement of affordable housing and sustainable development? Hollander Development Corporation is looking for a motivated self-starter who is detail oriented and possesses strong organizational skills. Email your resume in PDF format to careers@hollanderdevelopment.com. More info>

Sustainability Intern at Bell's Brewery 
The Sustainability Intern is responsible for assisting in the continuous improvement of Bell's solid waste reduction, and recycling programs at all locations while supporting the daily operations of the Global Services and Sustainability Departments. More info>

NEWS

Student Sustainability Grants
January 30, 2017 | WMU News
The Student Sustainability Grant offers funding to support student research, activities, and initiatives that will foster a culture of sustainability at Western Michigan University. Applications are now open.

Permaculture course encourages mindful resource management
January 18, 2017 | Western Herald 
Matt Dykstra helped to organize a course on permaculture to improve the probability of students becoming productive, self-sustaining members of society.

WMU Catering to showcase new services and menu
January 13, 2017 | WMU News
The updated menu will highlight three levels of service including modern favorites, new selections, gluten-friendly and vegetarian options.