Employee Project Briefs

At the Office for Sustainability student employment opportunities are referred to as Green Jobs. On a sustainable planet all jobs are green jobs. Supported by a portion of the student sustainability fee, Green Jobs student employment is open to all WMU students. Working with the Office for Sustainability, Green Jobs student employees participate in experiential learning opportunities while being paid to research and work on campus sustainability projects and policies.

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If you would like copies of reports and presentations for any of the projects listed below please contact us

fall 2017

1. OfS Volunteer Opportunities 
Allie Moskal

2. OfS Diversity & Inclusion Report Formation
Amanda Barkman

3. Social Media Plan Proposal 
Brittney Blokker

4. Online Presence of the OfS
Carolyn Sacha 

5. Gibbs Permaculture Site: Pill Bugs, Vegetable Distribution, and Vermicompost
Daniel Bair, Joshua Schultz, Katie Dziepak, Ian Gould, Helene Woyczesczyk

6. Gibbs House Events
Grace McElhone

7. Gibbs Permaculture Site: Perennials
Molly Smucker

 

Spring 2017 

1. Video Production
Harrison Bach

2. Bike Stable
Jennifer Colossi, Evan Risinger, Luis Morales

3. Black Solider Fly Compost Study: Winter Breeding 
Kate Dusenbury

4. Gibbs House Permaculture
Aaron Kosobucki 

5.Front Desk: Communications
Amara Crosby, Alayjah Reynolds

6. Front Desk: Communications and teamwork
Sidney Lalonde

7. Front Desk: Communications and Administration
Lindsey Makos

8. Recycling Cluster Research
Allie Moskal, Marissa Swanson, Mark Olsen

 

Fall 2016

1. Video Production
Harrison Bach

2. Bike Stable
Jennifer Colossi, Evan Risinger, Luis Morales

3. Black Solider Fly Compost Study Continuation 
Kate Dusenbury

4. Gibbs House Food Forest: Hops and Elderberries
Kaitlyn Dziepak

5.Front Desk: Foot Traffic, EcoMug Distribution, and Events
Mel Apsey, Sidney LaLonde, Amara Crosby

6. Permaculture Team Annual Production
Aaron Kosobucki, Spencer Hoffman

7. A History of Solid Waste Reduction at Western Michigan Universtiy
Lindsey Makos

8. Solid Waste Reduction Outreach: Education and Awareness
Allie Moskal, Marissa Swanson

9. Student Driver Improve Western Michigan University's Ability to Recycle
Mark Olsen

10. Collaborative Design Process for a Net Positive Outdoor Sustainability Learning Center
Isaac Green, Kelsey Pitschel, Ed Ryan, Bri McCann, Laura Donders

 

Summer 2016

1. IT Asset Management
Collin Cronin

2. Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Ali Leist and Kate Dusenbury

3. Aquaponics
Sean Westley and Amy Kobylarz

4. SSF/SSG, Wesustain Assessment, and Building Dashboards 
Isaac Green

5. Gibbs Weeding Protocol
Helene Woyczesczyk

6. OfS Waste Management
Mark Olsen

7. Gibbs House Property Methods
Kaitlyn Dziepak

 

Spring 2016

1. RecycleMania & Outreach
Allie Moskal

2. Video Production
Harrison Bach

3. Aquaponics at WMU
Max Hornick

4. Gibbs House Compost Heat Recovery System
Kelsey Pitschel and Eli Lowry

5. Bike Stable
Luis Morales, Keith Heatherly and Dave Bere

6. Reducing Contamination at Western View Apartments
Marissa Swanson

7. Rainwater Harvesting Cistern
Katie Dziepak

8. CATCH Game
Erik Newton

9. Graphic Design
John Warren

10. Solid Waste Reduction: Driver
Josh Turske

11. Student Sustainability Survey Marketing and Promotions
Melanie Apsey

12. Communications and Social Media
Natalie Bond

13. Wesustain Internship
Laura Donders

14. Digital Content Management
Wes Amica

15. Gibbs House Annual Vegetable Production
Silas Kachman and Allie Spring

16. Filemaker Pro Inventory System
Mangesh Naik

 17. Aquaponics Upgrade: Designing and Building
Collin Cronin, Max Hornick, Amy Kobylarz, Jennifer Lyon, Sean Westley

 

fall 15

1. Fall 2015 Waste Audit
Laura Donders

2. Video Production
Harrison Bach

3. Aquaponics Research
Max Hornick, Jennifer Lyon, Collin Cronin

4. Black Soldier Fly Research
Alexandra Leist

5. Compost Heater
Eli Lowry and Kelsey Pitschel

6. Bike Stable
Luis Morales, Keith Heatherly, Christine Uggeri, David Bere

7. Solid Waste Reduction: Training and Outreach
Allie Moskal

8. Rainwater Harvesting
Katie Dziepak

9. Fishbank Game Analysis for Web-Based Application
Eric Newton

10. Graphic Design
John Warren

11. Solid Waste Reduction: Driver
Josh Turske

12. Communications and Social Media
Natalie Bond

13. Communications: Facebook
Melanie Apsey

14. Solid Waste Reduction
Heidi Jimenez

 

Summer 2015

1. Recycling / Landfill Signage Revision
Laura Donders

2. Student Centered Sustainable Cafe
Nora Gimpel

3. Aquaponics Research
Max Hornick

4. Black Soldier Fly Research
Alexandra Leist

5. Compost Heater
Eli Lowry and Kelsey Pitschel

6. Bike Stable
Luis Morales, Keith Heatherly, Christine Uggeri

 

Spring 2015

1. Event Planning
Amy Alexander

2. Rainwater Harvest
Katie Dziepak

3. Social Media
Holly Ekkert

4. Student Sustainable Cafe
Nora Gimpel

5. Graphic Design
Andrea Hoffman

6. Recyclemania and Student Tabling
Heidi Jimenez

7. BroncoBike Rental
Doug Ladner

8. Black Soldier Fly Larvae Composting
Alexandra Leist

9. Bike Stable Guidebook
Luis Morales

10. Compost Powered Water Heater
Kelsey Pitschel and Eli Lowry

11. Outdoor Education Space
Kelsey Pitschel

12. Electric Car Charging Stations
Kyle Simpson

13. Green Woodworking
David Bere

13. EcoMug and EcoJug
Callie Toaso

15. Friendly Fungi
Josh Wolford

 

Fall 2014

1. Event Planning: National Campus Sustainability Day
Amy Alexander

2. Aquaponics
Carlos Daniels

3. Graphic Design
Samantha Deloof

4. EcoMug and EcoJug
Holly Ekkert and Callie Toaso

5. Sustainable Student Cafe
Nora Gimpel

6. Permaculture
Weston Hillier

7. BroncoBike Rental
Doug Ladner

8. Vermicompost
Eli Lowry

9. Aquaponics
Ramon Perazza

10. Outdoor Education Space
Kelsey Pitschel

11. Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Kyle Simpson

12. Hugelkultur
Scott Warner

 

Summer 2014

1. Event Planning
Amy Alexander

2. Aquaponics
Carlos Daniels

3. Gibbs House Property
Katie Dziepak

4. EcoMugs and EcoJugs
Holly Ekkert and Callie Toaso

5. Social Media
Emilie Haas

6. BroncoBike Rental
Doug Ladner

7. Permaculture
Eli Lowry

8. Freshman Orientation
Leigha Palm

9. Outdoor Education Space
Kelsey Pitschel

10. Native Landscape
Weston Hillier

11. Hugelkultur Beds
Scott Warner

Spring 2014

1. Aquaponics
Carlos Daniels and Richmond Flint

2. Bike Stable
Luis Morales-Espinal

3. EcoMug and EcoJug
Callie Toaso and Holly Ekkert

4. EcoMug Lifecycle Analysis
Marley McVey

5. Gibbs House Education Space Design Challenge
Kelsey Pitschel

6. Gibbs House Property Redevelopment Plan : Living Fence & Native Landscape
Weston Hillier

7. Graphic Design Projects
Cameron Gregory

8. Office for Sustainability Lighting Case Study
Kyle Simpson

9. Office for Sustainability Video Production
Harrison Bach

10. Outdoor Receptacle Waste Audit
Kathryn Smith

11. Permaculture Internship - Growing Shiitake Mushrooms
Scott Warner

12. Photography
Lauren Guiliani

13. Recyclemania
Heidi Jimenez

14. Social Media
Erin Denay

15. Solid Waste Reduction Student Office Manager Report
Leigha Palm

16. Student Sustainability Survey and Town Hall Meeting 2014
Amy Alexander, Erin Denay and Holly Ekkert

17. Sustainability Internship Program Research
Nicolette Ledbury

18. WMU Vermicomposting
Michael Lucas

 

Fall 2013

1. Aquaponics
Carlos Daniels, Richmond Flint

2. The Bike Stable
Luis Morales Espinal, Harrison Bach, David Bere

3.Campus Sustainability Assessment
Kyle Simpson

4. EcoMug Fall 2013
Marley McVey, Callie Toaso

5. Gibbs House Education Space Design Challenge
Kelsey Pitschel

6. Hand Dryers vs. Paper
Leigha Jones

7. Permaculture Fall 2013
Weston Hillier, Michael Lucas, Scott Warner

8. Photography
Lauren Guiliani

9. Schneider Hall Follow Up Waste Audit
Kathryn Smith, Sean Kennedy, Jeremy Schwartz, Alex Lee, Azri bin Azahar

10. Social Media
Erin Denay

11. Waste Promotion
Heidi Jiminez

12. Zero Waste
Sean Kennedy