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

Michigan Recumbent Rally
Bike enthusiasts, along with anyone interested in non-motorized transportation, are encouraged to join the College of Engineering for test rides and information on recumbent bikes. More info>
WHERE: WMU Parkview Campus, College of Engineering (East parking lot)
WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
COST: FREE

Kalamazoo Tweed Ride
Join Open Roads for the 2nd Annual Kalamazoo Tweed Ride! This community bike ride involves a slow roll throughout Kalamazoo dressed in all things tweed, dapper, and turn of the century. Proceeds from this event support the work and mission of Open Roads. More info>
WHERE: Meet at Open Roads - 1523 Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: October 1, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
COST: Prices vary

Alternative Energy Tour at Ft. Custer - SWMSBF
Tour solar array and wind funnel energy installations at Ft. Custer! Register by October 10, 2016. Lunch included. More info>
WHERE: Ft. Custer
WHEN: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:00 noon
COST: $20 for members, $30 for non-members

Opportunities 

Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(last updated August 18, 2016)
Sustainability Engagement Manager, Cornell University; Sustainability Program Officer, University of Leeds (U.K.); Sustainability Behavior Change Officer, University of London; Horticulture Operations Specialist & Culinary Liaison, Metropolitan Community College; Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, Bowdoin College; Sustainability Coordinator, Syracuse University; Associate Director at Sustainability Institute, Penn State; Energy Manager, University of Arizona; Farm and Gardens Coordinator, University of Florida; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Southern Oregon University; Adjunct Instructor, Southern Oregon University; Senior Data Analyst, University of Virginia; Sustainability Education & Outreach Coordinator, University of Vermont; Energy Conservation Manager, Austin Community College District; Sustainability Outreach & Engagement Specialist, University of Virginia; Sustainability Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University.

WORK WITH US
Come work with us! The Office for Sustainability is now accepting applications for the following positions: Bike Mechanic, Permaculture Assistant, Reporting Wizard, Storyteller Specialist. More info>

Retail Coordinator - Open Roads
This individual is responsible for managing the Open Roads retail bike shop. It requires excellent communication skills, organization skills, retail knowledge, and bike mechanic knowledge. This position shares responsibility and closely collaborates with the Program Manager and Executive Director. This individual will be a part of the Open Roads Leadership Team. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

Sustainability Coordinator - Syracuse, NY
The Sustainability Coordinator will assist in leading the effort to assure that the University complies with its Climate Commitment of achieving climate neutrality by 2040. The Sustainability Coordinator will support in the development and identification of sustainable goals and processes for the University. More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

Recycling Coordinator - LA City Waste Franchise
The Recycling Coordinator will assist in the LA City Waste Franchise transition and ongoing account service in support of the city's Zero Waste plan. The Recycling Coordinator will proactively work with customers to help them increase their waste diversion and implement resource management practices and programs. Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Nick Vega (NVega@athensservices.com) and Eric Romero (EricRomero@athensservices.com). More info>
WHEN: Open until filled

NEWS

Governor recognizes WMU renovation for reducing energy waste
August 12, 2016 | WMU News
Western Michigan University's Heritage Hall renovation has earned a 2016 Governor's Energy Excellence Award for sustainable features.

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.