Events

Climate Ready Kalamazoo
Learn how climate change will affect Kalamazoo and what our community can do to prepare. More info>
WHERE: Schneider Hall Room 2000, WMU Haworth College of Business
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
COST: FREE

Reimagined Waldo Library and Student Center
The University community is invited to attend a presentation and provide input for a new facility which will combine a reimagined Waldo Library with a Student Center to create an integrated learning and activity hub for the WMU campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community is invited. More info>
WHERE: Bernhard Center, 1st Floor Lobby/Lounge, WMU
WHEN: Friday, April 10, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
COST: FREE

Untold Stories of the Conservation Movement: Race, Power, & Privilege
A presentation about how power and privilege have influenced environmental policies, reinforced social inequities, and the impact on public health, food security, and clean water resources in Michigan.
 More info>
WHERE: Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Fate of the the Earth 2017: Climate-Food-Energy-Water Nexus
MSU’s Environmental Science and Policy Program invites students to participate in a poster session at its premier annual event, the Fate of the Earth Symposium - a multi-day event that brings together researchers, communicators, stakeholders, and academics to discuss the problems facing our global society. Submission deadline: March 24, 2017 More info>
WHAT: Fate of the Earth Symposium
WHERE: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
WHEN:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Permaculture Design Certification Workshop
This is a two week course that covers the core Permaculture Design curriculum and emphasizes creating diverse multi-functional human landscapes based on ecological patterns. More info>
WHERE: Costa Rica
WHEN: April 25, 2017 - May 8, 2017
COST: Various rates apply

Midwest Campus Compact Conference
Whether you are new to civic and community engagement, curious about learning the basics of campus-community partnerships, or a seasoned professional seeking new and innovative approaches and discussion of important issues, this conference will provide opportunities to learn, explore, connect, and prepare for bold, thoughtful action. 
More info>
WHERE: Loyola University, Chicago, IL
WHEN: June 6-7, 2017
COST: TBD 

Well-Being in Supply Chains 
The SHINE Summit at Harvard is the leading forum for visionary thinking, innovative research and practical solutions for business leaders to advance corporate sustainability and well-being in the workplace. More info>
WHERE: Harvard University
WHEN: June 13 and 14, 2017
COST: Various rates apply

Opportunities

Gun Lake Tribe: Invasive Species Strike Team Member
The Strike Team Member will be responsible for detection and control of invasive species, focusing on forest pests. Main job duties will include manual and chemical control and removal efforts. More info>

Varroc Lighting Systems: Operations Summer Intern
Currently seeking an individual pursuing a degree in environmental or manufacturing engineering and wanting to gain hands-on experience within the field. More info>

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE): Scholarship Summer Study Program
ACEEE is proud to announce that they are accepting applications for Linda Latham Scholarships to attend our 2017 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry in Denver, Colorado August 15-18, 2017. Deadline for Linda Latham Scholarships is April 10, 2017. More info>

Wesustain Fall 2017 Internship Program
The Wesustain Internship Program is a semester-long, paid, and discovery-driven opportunity for ambitious students looking to gain leadership experience while exploring both on- and off- campus sustainability projects. More info> 

WMU Landscape Services Student Groundskeeper
WMU Landscape Services currently has openings for student groundskeepers. Part-time (up to 20 hours a week) openings to help keep our campus beautiful! More info>

Current Job Postings Through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
Frederick Douglass Institute Fellowships, University of Rochester Medical Center;  Sustainability Specialist, Kaust; Environmental Studies Assistant Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Academic Coordinator III, ASI Student Farm Director
The Student Farm Director will guide a team of staff and students to provide intellectual, academic, and community leadership to the Student Farm. The director also has administrative responsibilities as well as the programs' educational, research, and public service functions. More info>

Sustainable Farming Research Assistant
Work at the Kellogg Biological Station this summer studying sustainable vegetable production. More info>

NEWS

Grow-your-own-mushrooms class offered at Food Innovation Center
March 23, 2017 | MLive.com
As morel season approaches , college instructor Lee Arbogast says his class in cultivating mushrooms will talk about morels "only to the extent of describing how difficult it is and the tears and treasure spilled over its pursuit."

Permaculture course encourages mindful resource management
January 18, 2017 | Western Herald 
Matt Dykstra helped to organize a course on permaculture to improve the probability of students becoming productive, self-sustaining members of society.