Sustainability

Events/Information

Lee Honors College Lyceum Lecture Series : Sustainable Energy Future
Each lecture in this series will focus on renewable sources of energy. Speakers will discuss technological, political, and economic opportunities and challenges of shifting away from fossil fuels. The weeks lecture features Dr. Ramakrishna Guda presenting "Solar Energy Technologies: Potential and Progress". More info>
WHERE:
Lee Honors College, WMU, Kalamazoo
WHEN:
Wednesday, February 4, 12pm
COST:
Free

Kalamazoo
Connect
These quarterly events feature three short presentations on innovative, engaging endeavors followed by an opportunity for informal discussions and networking. Locally-sourced refreshments will be served. Registration required. More info>
WHERE:
Kalamazoo Public Library, Central Library, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo MI 49007
WHEN
: Wednesday, February 11, 5pm
COST
: Free

Call for Proposals : Healthy Planet = Healthy People, Campuses and Communities
The Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability seeks submissions for the UMACS 2015 Regional Conference. Proposals priority will be given to proposals focusing on wellness, environmental and social justice, and campus-community partnerships. Deadline for submissions: February 13, 2015 More info>
WHERE: Bemidji State University. 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, Bemidji, MN
WHEN: Conference June 17 - 19, 2015

Call for Poster Abstracts : Fate of the Earth 2015: Tipping Points, Crises and Solutions
Michigan State University's Environmental Science and Policy Program has added a poster session to its premier annual event, the Fate of the Earth Symposium. This multi-day event brings together interdisciplinary researchers, communicators, stakeholders and academics to discuss the most pressing environmental problems we face as a global society. Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2015 More info>
WHERE: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI WHEN: Conference April 1 - 2, 2015

News

WMU holds panel discussion on social justice
January 27, 2015 | Western Herald
A student led panel looks at the significance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech at Western Michigan University

WMU earns national recognition from U.S. Green Building Council
December 17, 2014 | WMU News
WMU was named the 2014 Best of Green Schools recipient in USGBC's higher education category. The annual awards program is designed to recognize the best environmental efforts in schools across the country.

Office for Sustainability alumni and student team envisions the future of agriculture
December 11, 2014 | Southwest Michigan's Second Wave
At WMU's recent Innovation Day, a team of is working to create a business that has a low impact on the environment, that reconnects people with where their food comes from, and that is profitable.