Events

Third Annual Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones Native Plant Sale
Get all your locally grown, pesticide free, nursery quality native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses at one convenient location in Kalamazoo. More info>
WHERE:  
People’s Food Co-op,  507 Harrison St, Kalamazoo, MI 
WHEN: 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 28
COST: FREE

Shops @ Vine Alley Party & Slow Roll
All bikes are welcome to participate in this family friendly slow roll one-hour ride through the Vine neighborhood. The ride will finish at the Shops @ Vine for a party in the back alley.
WHERE: Shops @ Vine Alley, 
511 W. Vine, Kalamazoo, MI 
WHEN: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m., Friday, June 3
COST: FREE

Buttermilk Jamboree Tickets For Sale
The Buttermilk Jamboree is a three day celebration of music and arts. A truly family-friendly festival, the Buttermilk Jamboree features an eclectic mix of music, a variety of workshops, local food, goods vendors, a craft beer and wine tent, dedicated kids & teen areas, and much more! More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, Delton, MI
WHEN: Gates open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10-12
COST: $90/adult, $20/child

Opportunities 

Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(last updated May 10, 2016)
Sustainability Program Manager, Stanford; Program Coordinator, Wake Forest University; Communications and Events Coordinator, Wake Forest University; Energy and Waste Flow, Luther College; Climate Leadership Summit Internship, Second Nature; Climate Programs Internship, Second Nature; Operations Internship, Second Nature.

Bookkeeper
The person in this position is responsible for accounting and bookkeeping work related to the management of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs, financial grant management, and general record keeping for Community Homeworks, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a $1,000,000 budget. Other related work as required. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

Farm Lab Coordinator
This position is responsible for assisting Instructors and the Production Manager in preparing and assisting in labs for Crops Practicum classes at the KVCC Food Innovation Center. More info>

Lead HVAC Field Technician
This position is a lead HVAC installer and service technician, working directly in residential homes. Responsibilities include direct installations in new and existing structures of forced air furnaces, heat pumps, split air conditioning systems, ventilation equipment, domestic hot water equipment, and diagnostics, service, and repair of existing systems. Must be dedicated to energy efficiency and continual learning in the building science and HVAC field. More info>

Office for Sustainability Research Writer
The Office for Sustainability is seeking a qualified student with strong writing skills to support the Program Manager for Solid Waste Reduction in reviewing and documenting the progress made in solid waste reduction at WMU. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

NEWS

Slow rolling bike riders
Second Wave Media | May 22, 2016
Riding bikes and ensuring safe streets are great investments for communities that want to be equitable, healthy, and prosperous.

The Can-Do Kitchen in a new location
Second Wave Media | May 19, 2016
The Can-Do Kitchen, the area’s first food business incubator, is ready to show the community what it can do now that it’s moved into a larger space and what it hopes to achieve next.