Events/Information

Low Cost Bike Helmets
Safe Kids Kalamazoo County in partnership with Bronson Trauma Services, offers bicycle helmets at a reduced cost. Monthly appointments are available for the first and third Thursdays of each month April - October. More info>
WHERE: Bronson Methodist Hospital
WHEN: By appointment
COST: $10

Community Garden Tour
Save the date! Enjoy a guided bus or bike tour of select Kalamazoo area community gardens. More info>
WHERE: tour starts/ends at 1523 Riverview Dr, Kalamazoo
WHEN: Thursday, July 30, 6-8pm
COST: FREE

An Evening with Janisse Ray
Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance will host the inaugural Deam Family Series on the Arts & the Environment with award-winning author Janisse Ray, writer, naturalist, and activist. More info>
WHERE: Saugatuck Yacht Club, 15 Park St, Saugatuck
WHEN: Monday, August 10th, 6:30pm
COST: FREE

Adult Co-op Camp: Living Forward in Times of Climate Change
Circle Pines Adult Co-Op Camp will combine the best of summer camp: leisurely afternoons, swimming, and lots of laughter - with social justice and intellectual stimulation.  The format of  Adult Co-op Camp, Living Forward in Times of Climate Change, will include scheduled talks, formal and informal discussions, activities, work projects, and more. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton
WHEN: Monday, August 31 through Sunday, September 6
COST: Varies

NEWS

Is the Beer You’re Drinking Problematic?
June 30 | Good.is
A new joint higher education degree program at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University set to kick off later this year will educate brewers about sustainability, the costs involved for brewing, the impact to the environment, and the types of issues they need to be concerned about.

Four from WMU selected to serve as college access advisors around state
July 22 | WMU News
Carlos Daniels, alumni and former Office for Sustainability student employee and an advisor on an award-winning sustainable, closed-loop sustainable agriculture team is among four WMU graduates have been selected to serve among the inaugural team of AdviseMI College Advisers throughout the state of Michigan.

Circular economy inspires young people to change the world
June 29 | The Guardian
“So many of my classmates and other friends say ‘I want to change the world’. The amazing thing is that most of us believe we can.” Max Hornick, a 26-year-old student at Western Michigan University, is reflecting on how the circular economy is inspiring young people to work for the social good.

EMPLOYMENT/OPPORTUNITIES

Michigan Civil Service Commission accepting applications for a Student Assistant in the Kalamazoo District to organize Remediation and Redevelopment program files. Current enrollment in post-secondary educational institution required. More info> 

Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere (MAHB) is developing a new reality TV/documentary series hybrid for release in Spring 2017. Yardfarmers will follow a diverse set of six young Americans (ages 21-29) as they move back home with their parents to become yardfarmers. More info>