Events

Kalamazoo 100-Mile Market
Can't wait until the weekend to get your fresh, local produce? Stop by the 100-Mile Market every Wednesday (May-October) where all things sold are grown or produced within 100 miles of Kalamazoo! More info>
WHERE: 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Every Wednesday (May-October) from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Open Roads Fix-a-palooza Bike Repair Workshops
Weekly summertime pop-up bike repair workshops for youth and families. A great time for youth and teens to bring a bike they need repaired or tuned up, or adult volunteers to work with neighborhood youth in a small group setting to fix bikes and meet new people. More info>
WHERE: Riverview Launch, Edison Neighborhood, Peace House, Kalamazoo Public Libraries
WHEN: dates/times vary for each location please check the website www.openroadsbike.org
COST: FREE

Kanoe the Kazoo
Grab your kayak or canoe and join Kalamazoo River Watershed Council this summer and fall for unique paddle trips now through October. More info>
WHERE: start and end locations vary with each event
WHEN: June 18, June 25, July 23, August 2, August 6, and more
COST: FREE (some rentals available for fee)

Circle Pines Center Summer Camp
Kids of all ages are welcome to join Circle Pines Center for summer camp! In addition to traditional camp activities, each camp session has a central focus: Session 1 (two weeks) - Social Justice, and Session 2 (one week) - Peace. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, Michigan 49046
WHEN: Session 1, July 3 - July 16, 2016. Session 2, July 17 - July 23, 2016.
COST: Various rates apply

Opportunities 

Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(last updated June 14, 2016)
Energy & Sustainability Analyst, California State University; Director of Environmental Services, Swarthmore College; Sustainability Program Specialist, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Whitman College; Energy Analyst, San Diego State University; Fair Trade College & University Fellowship, Southern California/New England/Mid-Atlantic; Sustainability Program Associate, Bard College; Graduate Communications & Program Associate, Bard College; Visiting Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, St. Mary's College of Maryland; Chief Sustainability Officer, Penn State; Sustainability Specialist, South Dakota State University; Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Florida State University; Senior Energy Manager, San Francisco State University; Lecturer - Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, Northern Arizona University; Director - Campus Planning and Sustainability, Trinity University; Dining Sustainability Manager, University of Kentucky; Assistant Director of Sustainability, University at Albany; Sustainability Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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

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

Tillers International Education Manager
The goal of the Education Manager is to support Tillers' financial growth by promoting and expanding class offerings and working to develop Tillers' overall support base. Apply with a resume and two references to Dick Roosenberg, Director, at roosenberg@tillersinternational.org. More info>
WHEN: Accepting applications until July 1, 2016

Assistant Director Supply Chain and Waste (University of Florida)
This position is responsible for the development and implementation of policy and procedures, planning, budget, organizing, staffing, directing and leading all activities for the Supply Chain and Warehouse Operations and the Recycling and Solid Waste Unit. More info>
WHEN: Accepting applications until July 7, 2016

Circle Pines Center Summer Camp Health Officer
Responsible for health and safety of campers and staff. Performs health screenings, maintains health office and first aid kits, and provides necessary first aid treatment and information. Distributes prescribed medication. More info>

Circle Pines Summer Camp Unit Counselor
Directs care and supervision of campers in all phases of the camp day. Each counselor will also lead during work projects, daily activities, and evening programs. Counselors work with one of the following unites: Acorn (8-11), Junior (11-13), Youth (13-17), or YALs (16-17). More info>

Circle Pines Summer Camp Kitchen Manager
Seeking someone with a passion for healthy food and preparing meals for groups with local, organic, farm-fresh ingredients. Must be able to prepare omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and allergy sensitive meals. More info>

NEWS

Soil loss could mean widespread hunger in 2050
WMUK | June 3, 2016
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the world has already lost one third of its usable soil.

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.