Reaching for Zero

Attend a summit promoting widespread adoption of net zero energy building and design. The Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter invitees everyone! 

  • Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 20, 2018
  • $55 for students, $85 for SWMSBF and USGBC members, $95 for non-members and scholarships are available.


Gibbs House Permaculture Site Open Volunteer Days

Come volunteer in our annual garden and food forest, learn about organic gardening and sustainability, and harvest fruits and vegetables! Meet at The Gibbs House every Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., no RSVP necessary. 

Circle Pines Center Open Positions

Apply now for a variety of jobs at Circle Pines Center, a summer camp that teaches peace, social justice, environmental stewardship and cooperation in Delton, MI. 

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. 


New permaculture orchard demonstrates WMU devotion to sustainability

70 fruit trees have turned what was a parking lot into a rejuvenating nascent grove. Read more about Landscape Services efforts on this project here

Kalamazoo Bike Week, May 12-19

View a schedule of local bicycling events and activities available to the Kalamazoo community. 

Wesley Foundation celebrates Peace Week

The Wesley Foundation held several events dedicated to social activism open the the Kalamazoo community.

WMU's Heritage Hall renovation earns prestigious global engineering award

ASHRAE has honored WMU's Heritage Hall with the 2018 Award of Engineering Excellence

South Neighborhood work kicked off with input sessions, survey

Two community input sessions have been held for the new South Neighborhood development, a third session for students will be held Thursday, May 3. 

From a single scooter company to three buildings, Jericho Town grows in Edison

A local couple has revitalized three century-old factory buildings in Edison, fostering community, artistry and entrepreneurship

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.