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.

Michigan Recumbent Rally
Bike enthusiasts, along with anyone interested in non-motorized transportation, are encouraged to join the College of Engineering for test rides and information on recumbent bikes. More info>
WHERE: WMU Parkview Campus, College of Engineering (East parking lot)
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Think Globally, Drink Locally!
The Kalamazoo Climate Change Coalition and its climate champions are making real, local changes that make a difference for all of us! Join them for local brews, networking, and live music! More info>
WHERE: The Back Room at Bell's Brewery
WHEN: Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
COST: $10 cover toward the Kalamazoo Nature Center's Climate Change Coalition

Real Talk Diversity Series
Join Dr. Patricia Martin for her lecture in inclusivity. Dr. Patricia Martin, assistant professor in the Higher, Adult, Lifelong Education program in the College of Education at Michigan State University, will present a case for inclusive conversations and policy as informed by her research on higher education policy and the law, diversity, and institutional culture. More info>
WHERE: Multicultural Center, Adrian Trimpe Building, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:30 pm. to 8:00 p.m.
COST: FREE

Local Global Market
From local farms to campus, WMU International Student Activities hosts a local market featuring fresh fruits and produce for purchase during this market sponsored by the International Student Activities office and the International Programs Council. 
WHERE: Sangren Hall, WMU Campus
WHEN: Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
COST: FREE

Kalamazoo Tweed Ride
Join Open Roads for the 2nd Annual Kalamazoo Tweed Ride! This community bike ride involves a slow roll throughout Kalamazoo dressed in all things tweed, dapper, and turn of the century. Proceeds from this event support the work and mission of Open Roads. More info>
WHERE: Meet at Open Roads - 1523 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: October 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
COST: Prices vary

Alternative Energy Tour at Ft. Custer - SWMSBF
Tour solar array and wind funnel energy installations at Ft. Custer! Register by October 10, 2016. Lunch included. More info>
WHERE: Ft. Custer
WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon
COST: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

2016 Summit on Racism
Gain a deeper understanding of racial equality with KVCC as they host the 2016 Kalamazoo Summit on Racism. Look at the progress of organizations and learn what you can do to further help the Kalamazoo community. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Texas Township Campus
WHEN: Friday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COST: FREE and open to the public

Opportunities 

Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(last updated August 18, 2016)
Sustainability Engagement Manager, Cornell University; Sustainability Program Officer, University of Leeds (U.K.); Sustainability Behavior Change Officer, University of London; Horticulture Operations Specialist & Culinary Liaison, Metropolitan Community College; Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, Bowdoin College; Sustainability Coordinator, Syracuse University; Associate Director at Sustainability Institute, Penn State; Energy Manager, University of Arizona; Farm and Gardens Coordinator, University of Florida; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Southern Oregon University; Adjunct Instructor, Southern Oregon University; Senior Data Analyst, University of Virginia; Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator, University of Vermont; Energy Conservation Manager, Austin Community College District; Sustainability Outreach & Engagement Specialist, University of Virginia; Sustainability Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University.

Sustainability Coordinator - Syracuse, NY
The Sustainability Coordinator will assist in leading the effort to assure that the University complies with its Climate Commitment of achieving climate neutrality by 2040. The Sustainability Coordinator will support in the development and identification of sustainable goals and processes for the University. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

Recycling Coordinator - LA City Waste Franchise
The Recycling Coordinator will assist in the LA City Waste Franchise transition and ongoing account service in support of the city's Zero Waste plan. The Recycling Coordinator will proactively work with customers to help them increase their waste diversion and implement resource management practices and programs. Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Nick Vega (NVega@athensservices.com) and Eric Romero (EricRomero@athensservices.com). More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

NEWS

Nearly 4,000 solar panels installed at WMU
August 24, 2016 | WWMT.com
The massive solar garden at WMU’s engineering campus is a new way to generate power for the area. It will help West Michigan students study the new technology and anyone can buy in.

Governor recognizes WMU renovation for reducing energy waste

August 12, 2016 | WMU News
Western Michigan University's Heritage Hall renovation has earned a 2016 Governor's Energy Excellence Award for sustainable features.