Events

Open Roads Presents: Community Bike Rides
Community Bike Rides are free and open to the public. They offer these drop-in rides on a monthly basis April-October. All ages and skill levels are welcome. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
WHEN: Next ride is Monday, August 14th, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

"Reconnect for Climate Change Action" at People's Institute 2017
A 6-day workshop focused on climate change, specifically how it is affecting refugees and the Native American Water Protectors. This years event will be an expressive arts based approach to explore the far-reaching topics of climate change. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Rd., Delton MI 49046
WHEN: Tuesday August 29th - Monday September 4th
COST: varies upon registration 

Eco Raft Race
A chance for you and your buddies to get creative, build a floatable raft, ride it down the Kalamazoo River, and race against other participants for a chance to win a cash prize. More info>
WHERE: Start at Mayors' Riverfront Park and Ends at Arcadia Brewing Company
WHEN: Saturday September 9th, 2 - 4 p.m.
COST: $25.00 per raft

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: National Drive Electric Week Event - Kalamazoo
The global battle against climate change begins at home. You can do your part by driving the right car. You can volunteer by helping plan the event or helping on the day of the event. More info>
WHERE: Western Michigan University Physical Plant Parking Lot 425 Stadium Drive
WHEN: Wednesday September 13, 4 - 8 p.m.
COST: FREE

Opportunities

Special Topic Graduate Seminar, Spring 2018
WMU will offer a special topic graduate seminar during the spring 2018 semester. English 6780 Teaching About Climate Change, will have a social/cultural focus with interdisciplinary dimensions. Graduate students working on climate change in diverse departments are encouraged to participate. For more information, please email Allen Webb at allen.webb@wmich.edu 

NEWS

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation: Kalamazoo gets funding to challenge racism
July 13, 2017 | Second Wave Media
Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation is a comprehensive, national and community-based process to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism. 

Paris climate agreement: Washington, Kalamazoo, WMU
June 16, 2017 | Western Herald
“There's a lot of things that states, cities and other jurisdictions can do...we can adopt the Paris targets for our own areas.”

Empowerment, sustainability, legacy: Issues that keep young leaders motivated
June 15, 2017 | Second Wave Media
Recent WMU graduate seek meaningful opportunities to give back to the Kalamazoo community by assisting in refugee communities and nonprofit organizations.