Sustainability

Events/Information

Office for Sustainability Permaculture Program Coordinator
The Office for Sustainability is looking for a Permaculture Program Coordinator. More info>

Community Supported Agriculture Shares
Get connected with local food and local growers! Check out the full list of Kalamazoo Area CSAs here>

Kalamazoo Farmers' Market
Connecting customers to food sources through honest learning relationships and supporting local food related businesses through a vibrant market culture. More info>
WHERE: 204 Bank St, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Saturdays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 7:00am-2:00pm
COST: FREE

Free Screening: More than Honey
People's Food Coop, Kalamazoo Bee Club, and Trybal Revival present a free screening of More than Honey. This film addresses the serious conditions facing the survival of the honey bee and our food supply’s reliance on bee pollination. Learn about the interdependent relationship of humans and bees. Q&A with area beekeepers following the movie. More info>
WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse, 180 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 
WHEN: Monday, July 21, 6:30pm
COST: FREE (pre-registration required)

Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show
Old Dog Tavern presents the third annaul Brickyard Vintage Bicycle Show event to buy, sell, trade and show bikes of all kinds. Check out bike part vendors, t-shirt deals, and enjoy good food and the company of fellow bicycle enthusiasts.
WHERE:
Old Dog Tavern, 402 Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 
WHEN: Saturday, August 23 12:00-5:00pm
COST: FREE

News

Sierra Club launches sustainable agriculture testimonials, Western Michigan University student project
June 26, 2014 | Mlive News
Erin Denay, WMU senior majoring in environmental and sustainability studies and organizational communication (and Office for Sustainability intern) creates video testimonials. "We really want consumers and farmers already involved in the sustainable agriculture  scene to understand there are people supporting them."

WMU's Zhang Legacy Collections Center has achieved silver certification under the LEED rating system
June 17, 2014 | Mlive News
The state-of-the art, climate-controlled Zhang Legacy Collections Center provided a unique opportunity for WMU to build sustainability characteristics into a highly specialized facility with energy-intensive requirements for controlling and monitoring temperature, humidity, air quality and lighting.

Kalamazoo River Valley Trail breaks ground on 5-mile stretch from Comstock Township to Galesburg
June 16, 2014 | Mlive News
Comstock Township Supervisor Ann Neuwenhuis said the trail project is part of township's new strategic plan to become a sustainable community.