Students in snowThe Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University sponsors a number of events.

Gwen Frostic Lecture Series

Seminars, readings, and workshops by local, national and international experts on a wide variety of subjects relating to the environment.

Fall 2017 Events

Tuesday, October 3

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - WMU Fetzer Center Putney Auditorium
"An Update on the Flint Water Crisis" with Noah Hall, J.D.
Join environmental attorney and Great Lakes water law expert Noah Hall for an update on the Flint water crisis - historical chronology of the crisis, current knowledge of lead impacts, status of Flint infrastructure and the water supply, efforts towards justice and care for residents, and legal proceedings underway by the State of Michigan.

Tuesday, October 24

6 p.m. - WMU Humanities Center
"Why Michigan Should Worry About Louisiana's Fight for Coastal Survival"
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Marshall offers a one-hour presentation on the national environmental and economic crises in the Gulf of Mexico coastal region of the U.S. - and why the rest of the country must pay attention.

Spring 2018 Events

Events for spring 2018 are coming soon.