OPPORTUNITIES

Community Rain Barrel Sale

Order your very own rain barrel  by September 24th, 2018 and claim your rain!

Gibbs House Potluck

Join us for the first Gibbs House potluck of the year! Everyone is welcome at this community event - bring a dish to pass if you can! The potluck will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m on Friday, September 28th. A free shuttle will transport attendees from the soccer field parking lot to the Gibbs house. Bike riding is encouraged!

Fall 2018 Lyceum Lecture Series

Exploring the way people choose to eat and the impact on the environment, their health and community is the focus of weekly seminars beginning Wednesday, Sept. 12.  The Office for Sustainability will be delivering a lecture about permaculture practices on Nov. 28. Learn more about these opportunities and take part!

Gibbs House Permaculture Site Open Volunteer Days

Come volunteer in our annual garden and food forest, learn about organic gardening and sustainability, and harvest fruits and vegetables! Meet at The Gibbs House every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., no RSVP necessary. 

Surplus Sales

Support sustainability by preventing items from going to the landfill by buying and selling unwanted items at Surplus Sales every Wednesday. Open to WMU employees and community members. 

news

Battery research project will support company's clean energy plan

Consumer's Energy has installed a large-scale battery on WMU's Parkview Campus. This new battery can store enough energy to power 1,000 homes for an hour!

Heritage Hall Alumni Center featured in USGBC Battle of the Buildings video

Watch WMU President Dr. Montgomery speak about the successes and opportunities created by the renovation and subsequent LEED Platinum certification of WMU's first building. 

Newest Broncos arrive in Kalamazoo for start of 2018-19 school year

WMU students moved-in over the weekend. See if you can spot the sustainability volunteers helping with recycling!

WMU student aims to clean up the fashion industry

Avery Green, a WMU undergraduate student, founded House of Pariah, a fashion startup with an emphasis on sustainability and inclusion

University partners with city to promote 'shared prosperity' for residents 

WMU and the City of Kalamazoo formalized a new city initiative to reduce poverty and promote prosperity in our community, 

Multimillion-dollar research center addresses construction challenges

WMU researchers are studying innovative ways to build better in the age of climate change. 

New permaculture orchard demonstrates WMU devotion to sustainability

70 fruit trees have turned what was a parking lot into a rejuvenating nascent grove. Read more about Landscape Services efforts on this project here.