On Friday April 18th, 2014 we had a super event at the Gibbs House on 4503 Parkview Avenue

Check out the video Harrison Bach made highlighting this event:


Attendees enjoyed live music, great food, sustainability demonstrations, student and community groups, and so much more!  

Below is information on the event as it occurred. Hope you see you at our next event!



Food Menu             Music Schedule


  • Group Bike Ride from Campus to the Gibbs House (Starts from the Office for Sustainability and picks up anybody at the Flag Poles) 

12:00 NOON

  • Opening Remarks
  • Design Competition Announcement
  • Ceremonial Tree Planting and Awards Presentation to First Year Students video contest award winners and the 2013 Sustainability Slam audience winner. 


  • Gibbs Yoga Session  by Luis and Alie


  • Asylum Lake Tour with Steve Keto (expect 45 mins to 1 hour)
  • Campus Beet Lunch:  FREE FOOD!!   
  • Live Music     Newton    


  • Vermicomposting   by Mike Lucas and others
  • Garden and Farm Projects


  • Live Music     Morrowstone Collective 


  • Traditional Woodworking with shaving horse and hand tools  by Mr. Derouin
  • Rocket Stove Demonstration   by Vankal Permaculture


  • Aquaponics Demonstration by Josh Shultz
  • Live Music  Samantha Cooper and Gitis Baggs wsg Andy Catlin   


  • Closing Dedication to Earth Week 2014

Student Groups and Organizations who will be present at our event:

  • Students for a Sustainable Earth
  • Campus Beet
  • Sunseekers
  • Peace Center
  • Fair Lake Farm
  • Cedar Creek Permaculture
  • Rich Vitality Superfoods
  • WMU Office for Sustainability

Activities throughout the day:

  • Live Art: A participatory project by Bobby Kruse
  • Farm and Garden Projects
  • Sustainability Demonstrations
    (vermi-composting, rocket stove demo, traditional wood working, aquaponics, mushroom cultivation, rain barrels)
  • Rain Barrel Demonstrations
  • Mushroom Cultivation Project
  • Sunseekers Solar Cars
  • Cargo Bikes
  • Pedal Powered Smoothies
  • Live Music
  • Gibbs House and Property Tours