Annual sustainability open house to offer food, music and fun for all

contact: Nichole Tramel
| WMU News
Photo of Wil Redding leading a naturalist tour of Asylum Lake Preserve.

Wil Reding leads a tour of Asylum Lake Preserve during SustainabiliBASH 2012.

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University’s Office for Sustainability and registered student organization Students for a Sustainable Earth are hosting the second annual SustainabiliBASH, set for Friday, April 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gibbs House, 4503 Parkview Ave., in Kalamazoo.

SustainabiliBASH, which is free and open to the public, will present activities and workshops that highlight campus and community sustainability projects. Guests will enjoy fresh food provided by Gorilla Gourmet and a WIDR-FM concert featuring The Reactors and The Honey Pot.

Other event highlights

  • Guided nature and house tours
  • Interactive art projects led by the I.D.E.A. Association
  • Workshops including aquaponics demonstrations, terrarium building and yoga
  • Opportunity to view WMU's solar car, Sunseeker
  • Games and prize giveaways

There will be a group bike ride to the Gibbs House, leaving at 3:30 p.m. from the Campus Flagpoles near the Wesley Foundation. Drive Safe Kalamazoo will also be offering free rides between the flagpoles and the Gibbs House during the event. 

SustainabiliBASH is planned as part of 2013 Earth Week, April 14-22, and intended to build and celebrate a campus culture of sustainability. Students attending can learn more about the various projects funded by the Student Sustainability Fee.

For more information, contact Nichole Tramel at or visit