• Two professors and students gather downtown for Earth Day

    Earth Day

    Students and faculty at the 2018 Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival in Bronson Park.

  • A banner that reads "Walk Into the Climate Future"

    Climate Future

    "Walk into the Climate Future" art project in Bronson Park (2018).

  • Student holds sign that says "Science not silence" as she walks around downtown Kalamazoo for a climate change strike

    Climate Strike

    Citizens of all ages flocked to downtown Kalamazoo in support of an international climate strike on Sept. 20, 2019.

  • Discuss your concerns with family, friends, coworkers and people you meet.

    Discuss climate change

    Communication and knowledge sharing about climate change is vital to our future.

  • Students rallying downtown Kalamazoo for a climate change strike and hold signs that say "What I Stand For is What I Stand On" and "Old Enough to Know Better"

    Climate Strike

    Youth leaders from all over the county gathered in Kalamazoo on Sept. 20, 2019.

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The WMU Climate Change Working Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, student and community volunteers dedicated to working for the urgent action needed to adapt to and mitigate global climate change. The CCWG heightens the awareness of the consequences of climate change and provides leadership about action through research, education and community outreach in Kalamazoo. The CCWG is a member of the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition.

Take the Earth Month Challenge (quarantine edition)!

Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition, in conjunction with the Kalamazoo Earth Day Festival, is excited to announce an Earth Calendar Challenge for the Month of April starting Wednesday April 1. The Challenge includes opportunities to practice simple sustainability habits, learn about the environment and yourself, and most importantly practice self-care all while staying safe and social distancing!  Let us know that you're participating by posting on social media with #EarthMonthChallenge or post to our challenge group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/316501025991479

Thank you to WMU Students for Sustainable Earth and Sunrise Kalamazoo

Fridays for Future

TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL, STATE, AND UNIVERSITY GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, IN-PERSON FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE EVENTS FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER ARE CANCELLED.  LOOK FOR EMAIL MESSAGES ABOUT ALTERNATIVES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.  IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY ON THE EMAIL LIST, SIGN UP HERE.

Join us every Friday at noon for free talks by a range of experts and advocacy groups on the causes, consequences and actions for a carbon neutral future.

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Note: The actions or positions of the Climate Change Working Group do not necessarily represent those of the University as a whole, the members of its Board of Trustees or its senior administrative officials.