Events

Kanoe the Kazoo
Enjoy a guided paddle trip along the Kalamazoo River through Calhoun County. 

  • Where: Marshall Public Services Building, paddle will end at Historic Bridge Park. 
  • When: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 4
  • Free! 

OPPORTUNITIES

Student Survey for Free EcoSwag

Calling all WMU students! Help us pick eco-friendly items to give away to students that promote a sustainable culture on campus and beyond! 

Kalamazoo Bike Survey

Help make the Kalamazoo bicycle network stronger by taking this survey to advise the Imagine Kalamazoo 2025 Master Plan. 

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

Fulbright specialist envisions more conflict as Arctic ice melts

A WMU professor hosts a workshop to develop scenarios for what future Arctic conflicts might look like due to climate change.

Multimillion-dollar research center addresses construction challenges

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

Valley Dining Center achieves LEED Gold certification

This award demonstrates the continued support for the strategic goal of sustainable stewardship. 

The "Net Zero" Home of the Future

Matt Grocoff of Ann Arbor hasn't paid an energy bill in years since retrofitting his 1901 farmhouse to be net zero energy. 

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.  

WMU, community groups developing plan for local waterways

WMU and community organizations are developing a plan for Arcadia and Portage creeks aimed at reducing pollution and protecting and improving water quality.