Night of Mystery
Join the Night of Mystery themed Annual Meeting brought to you by the U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter. The event will feature a plated dinner, cash bar and the chance to solve a case with the Murder Mystery Company. Gather your friends & enjoy a night out while networking with green building experts. More info> 
WHERE: Heritage Hall Ballroom, WMU
WHEN: Thursday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
COST:  varies $35.00 - $85.00

Urban Water Challenges
Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, Professor of earth sciences at Indiana University Purdue University will be giving a talk as part of the 2016 Lee Honors College Lyceum Lecture series. Light refreshments provided.  More info>
WHERE: Lee Honors College lounge, WMU
 Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
COST: FREE and open to the public

Circle Pines Fall Workbee
Exchange your labor for food and lodging! Enjoy the satisfaction of working along side friends (new and old), by helping Circle Pines with putting the garden to bed, cutting firewood and other tasks to help get prepared for the winter. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, MI
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, November 11 - 13

Restoring Landscapes in a Changing World
Join Kalamazoo Wild Ones in welcoming Dr. Jen Lau, Associate Professor of Plant Biology at MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station, in a conversation about how plant populations respond to changing environmental conditions. More info>
WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 212 S Park St, Kalamazoo, MI
WHEN: Wednesday, November 16, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00pm

2016 Summit on Racism
Gain a deeper understanding of racial equality with KVCC as they host the 2016 Kalamazoo Summit on Racism. Look at the progress of organizations and learn what you can do to further help the Kalamazoo community. More info>
WHERE: Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Texas Township Campus
WHEN: Friday, November 18 , 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
COST: FREE and open to the public


Current job listings posted through Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 
Energy Conservation Manager, Austin Community College; Sustainability Director, West Chester University; Greenhouse Gas Specialist, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Director of Sustainability Graduate Programs, Wake Forest University; Sustainability Coordinator, Georgia Institute of Technology; Sustainability Coordinator & Campus Farm Manager, Depauw University; Climate Resilience in Urban Campuses & Communities Fellow Project Coordinator, Second Nature; Facilities Director, Portland State University; Sustainability Assessment Associate Director, Furman University; Sustainable Science Management Faculty, University of Hawaii Maui; Sustainability Studies Faculty, Colorado Mountain College; Environmental Ethics Assistant Professor, Illinois State University; Sustainability Assistant Director, Purdue University; Environmental Sustainability Manager, Camosun College; Assistant Campus Energy Manager, UC San Diego; Rhetoric: Nature and Environment Lecturer, Babson College; Inequality, Power and Social Justice Professor, UC Merced; Sustainable Food, Water and Agriculture Faculty, UC Merced; Sustainability Director, University of South Carolina; Design and Communications Internship, Second Nature.

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 ( and Eric Romero ( More info>
WHEN: Open until filled


Applications available for Student Sustainability Grants
October 16, 2016 | WMU News
Applications are due on Thursday, November 17, 2016, for up to $75,000 in Student sustainability Grant funding to support student research, activities, and initiatives that will foster a culture of sustainability at WMU. 

Legislation hopes to bolster urban farming, but challenges remain
October 16, 2016 |
Grand Rapids based urban farmers explain its benefits and hope to overcome challenges.

Kalamazoo's first Tiny Home: a three-decade long dream in the making
September 29, 2016 |
Kalamazoo's Ben Brown will own and occupy Kalamazoo's first Tiny Home by the end of 2016.