• 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.

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.

CCWG has declared March 2023 as Climate Emergency Month: Creating a Just and Sustainable Future! Every day of the month of March we will highlight the urgent need to adapt to and mitigate climate change through a series of events sponsored by WMU and community organizations. 

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Climate Anxiety

Climate change is a serious social problem, and examination of the climate disruptions due to global warming may evoke a strong emotional response. Some who come to understand the dire consequences of the climate crisis may experience what has been called “climate grief” or “climate anxiety”.  We take the challenge of climate anxiety seriously at WMU. Follow the links below for resources. 

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Resources for help with climate anxiety

Fridays for Future

Fridays for Future Events are coordinated by the Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition. They are free to all.  If you are not already on the email list, sign up here.

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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.