Events 

On Being a Rare Bird: Coloring the Conversation  

Join us as Dr. J. Drew Lanham of Clemson University explores fostering nature and the environment as common properties by understanding the perspective of marginalized communities.  More info

  • Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
  • 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12, 2018 
  • Free RSVP for the event here

The Innovator's Toolkit: Design Thinking

Want to make a change? Let's start the conversation! Attend this design thinking workshop and learn about creative problem solving.

Free Shred Event

WMU students, faculty, and staff are invited to a campus-wide shredding event to properly destroy and recycle personal and professional documents and media.  

  • Lot 41, near Sangren Hall
  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 
  • Free 

Decompose 

Nikki Silvestri will collaborate with the Just Food Collective and the Sustainability Department of Kalamazoo College to facilitate environmental and social change on the Kalamazoo College Campus and in the Kalamazoo Community.

  • Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, 
  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • Free, RSVP on Hornet Hive

Kalamazoo Earth Day Fesival 

Come celebrate the Earth with the city of Kalamazoo! This year the Earth Day festival will showcase speakers, live music, food  vendors, artwork, and booths hosted by a variety of organizations, including the Office for Sustainability.

  • Bronson Park, 200 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  •  1:00 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018 
  • Free

OPPORTUNITIES

Bike Mechanic Instructor

Are you passionate about the technicals of bicycling activities and bike mechanics? Apply to Open Roads to educate youth in these topics!

Social Skills Instructor 

Open Roads is hiring an individual to educate youth ages 6-18 in social skills and positive behavior support. If you like working within a team, this is the job for you!

Farm Lab Assistant

The Food Innovation Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College is seeking a new member of the production team to grow seasonal vegetable and assist in community classes.

Summer Field Technician

Kellogg Biological Station is looking for an individual to join a small research team working on plant-pollinator-spider networks in restored prairies. More info

Surplus Sales

Support sustainability by preventing items from going to the landfill by buying and selling unwanted items at Surplus Sales every Wednesday. Open to WMU employees and community members. 

news

WMU, community groups developing plan for local waterways

WMU and community organizations are developing a plan for Arcadia and Portage creeks aimed at reducing pollution and protecting and improving water quality.