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Campus Sustainability Spotlight Series Kickoff featuring Bill McKibben
Hear Bill McKibben, environmental and climate change writer, educator and activist, give a live Skype presentation on Building the Movement to Save the Climate, Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eberhard Center at GVSU’s Pew Campus followed by a brief Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more...
Call for Nominations: Sustainability Champions
Sustainability Champions are individuals who, by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practice and using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. The champions have demonstrated that they support both in word and deed, and can be looked to as leaders in sustainability. Do you know a sustainability champion that should be recognized for their drive, action and dedication? Submit your nomination by Friday, October 5.
Eco-Reps Needed for Living Centers
Last winter semester, GVSU Eco-Reps were able to compost 7,787 pizza boxes from living centers. This semester, new and returning eco-reps have bound together across campus to get the pizza boxes out of the trash and recycling streams and into the compost bin, where they are later broken down into a usable product. While many living centers have eco-reps, we are currently working to find more volunteers, which is where you come in as numerous eco-reps are needed in every living center! Over 1,000 pizza boxes have been composted in the past two weeks by eco-reps. Wouldn’t you like to become an eco-rep to help cut our environmental impact one pizza box at a time?
If you would like to learn more about the program or become an eco-rep, please contact Jennifer Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Call for Applications: Sustainability Reinvestment Fund
The goal of the fund is to support localized model projects that can be replicated across the university in support of the university’s goal to be a national leader in sustainable practice. The fund is open to faculty, staff and students for on campus or community projects. Applications are due Friday, Sept 28.
GVSU's Second Hoop House
The Sustainable Agriculture Project completed a build of their second hoop house. Volunteers came out and logged more than 300 hours of their time to build the structure. Read more.
Sustainable Dept. Ambassadors • Art & Design
The Art and Design Department has gone green in numerous creative ways. One of which includes encouraging students to use re-useable towels while working on projects. Check out all their efforts here!