Thanksgiving Dinner at Circle Pines
A traditional Thanksgiving feast will be offered at Circle Pines for those without prior plans. Bring a dish to pass and wear weather appropriate clothing to enjoy a warm meal and a fall hike. More info> 
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton Michigan, 49046
WHEN: Thanksgiving Day
COST: suggested donation of $10/adult, $7.50/student or low-income, $5/child

EPA Seeking Help from Students on Climate Change
The Environmental Protection Agency is asking young adults to participate on this first of its kind youth-led advisory work group. Participants will assist in developing best practices to address climate change concerns as highlighted form a youth perspective. More info>
WHEN: Application deadline is November 30, 2015

Fall Workbee Weekends
Circle Pines invites volunteers to work on cutting, splitting, moving and stacking firewood,winterizing the garden bed, and other outdoor tasks to prepare for winter. Enjoy working with friends, good outdoor exercise and a job well done. More info>
WHERE: Circle Pines Center, 8650 Mullen Road, Delton, Michigan 49046
WHEN: December 4-6

Network for Academic Renewal Conference
A conference to examine effective teaching methods in general education for the benefit of education as a whole. A change in perspective from individual teaching styles to a collaborative understanding on teaching will be addressed along with the advantages it can have on students. More info>
WHERE: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., New Orleans LA 70130
WHEN: February 18, 2016 through February 20, 2016
COST: various rates and fees apply upon registration

Power Dialog: Students Lead on Climate
10,000 students across the nation will have a chance to engage face-to-face with top state officials about cutting global warming pollution. Faculty and their students are welcome to participate in the on site visits to their state capitals and discuss climate solutions. More info>
WHERE: 124 W Allegan St Lansing, MI 48933
WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2016

Opportunity: Sustainability Teacher Needed
The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) is looking for Sustainability Teachers for a Food Security program, with a specialization in Permaculture. Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) required as well as a bachelor's degree required - preferably in agroecology, horticulture, biology, botany, agricultural science, or ecology. More info>
WHERE: The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute, Bahamas
WHEN: Applications being accepted now.

WMU receives recognition for "Best of GRITS"
November 10, 2015 | Southwest Michigan Second Wave
WMU is one of six institutions to be awarded in the Green Revolving Investment Tracking System (GRITS) by the Sustainable Endowments Institute for most carbon emissions saved in a large institute.

Rising numbers of Americans believe climate science
October 13, 2015 | The Guardian
70% of Americans believe in the science behind global warming - the highest level of acceptance in the US since 2008.


WMU earns top accreditation for landscape management
August 26, 2015 | WMU News
WMU has become just the fifth organization in the country to receive accreditation for landscape management and operations under a new, dynamic sustainability-oriented program established by the Professional Grounds Management Society.