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.

Spring 2018 events

Monday, February 26 - Flyer 

Noon to 2:30 p.m., 1035-1055 Fetzer Center; lunch provided  

"Environmental Employment Insights and Mentor Matchmaking"
The West Michigan Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association
is teaming up with Western Michigan University's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability to provide a panel of professionals representing the various facets of the environmental industry to share insights with WMU students aspiring to enter the environmental field.


Monday, March 12 - Flyer

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Lee Honors College lounge; lunch provided

"Michigan Environmental Policy"
Presented by our partner, Michigan Environmental Council -
A 501(C)(3) Charitable organization - is a coalition of more than 70 organizations created in 1980 to lead Michigan's environmental movement in achieving positive change through the political process. Learn about potential political solutions for some of the most important environmental issues in our state and cast your vote to choose what topic ENVS students will travel to Lansing to educate Michigan legislators about!

Wednesday, April 11

6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., State Capitol, Lansing, Michigan
"Lobby Day"
Field trip to Lansing with students in ENVS 3400/PSCI 3060 Environmental Policy & Politics. Students will meet with their state representatives to lobby an environmental issue chosen during the March 12 "Michigan Environmental Policy" event with the Michigan Environmental Council.

Friday, April 13

4 to 8 p.m., Lee Honors College lounge; refreshments provided

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability annual Awards Ceremony
Entertainment: Gracen Martini-Zeller - piano and Koz and the Effects