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GVSU’s Sustainable Community Development Initiative invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for lunchtime conversations on sustainability. We will watch a brief TED talk and follow up with a discussion. No RSVP necessary. Just stop by, enjoy the food and join the conversation.
Friday, February 25
Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index
Spend an evening learning about the sustainable agriculture efforts at GVSU. Entering its fourth year, the project has grown tremendously and is currently expanding its goals and objectives. Following a brief presentation on the project, Mike Hamm, CS Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at MSU will be speaking on local and sustainable food systems in Michigan.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Guest Speaker, Mike Hamm
Tickets | $30.00 | $10.00 students
For more information contact Levi Gardner:
We are now accepting application for the Nichols Sustainability Scholarship Fund. This endowed fund has been established by Nichols, Inc. Muskegon, Michigan for providing scholarships to undergraduate students in their junior and senior years who are seeking sustainability related education such as with a sustainability emphasis, theme, or certificate.
Application deadline: May 31, 2011
By ANYA ZENTMEYER | Grand Valley Lanthorn
With 66,886 pounds in 2010 and 99,388 pounds in 2011, GVSU has seen a 49 percent increase in recycling. 2011’s compost totals so far at 62,754 pounds, a 102 percent increase from 2010’s third-week total of 31,056 pounds.
By MOLLY WAITE | Grand Valley Lanthorn
Bart Bartels, project manager of the SCDI and coordinator of the Climate Action Committee, said part of the Climate Commitment is to send updated versions of the Climate Action Plan to the AASHE every other year. This year, SCDI updated the greenhouse gas report. Read full article.