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Sustainable Agriculture Project Farm Stand

Stop by the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) farm stand to purchase fresh, organic produce and learn more about the SAP. Some of the produce available will be carrots, chard, kale, spinich, lettuce, scallions, beets, and more.

Every Wednesday through November

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Allendale Campus

2011 Sustainability Champions Awarded

On Friday, October 14th, thirty-seven individuals were honored for their efforts in promoting sustainability in both belief and practice. These award winners were chosen on a basis of using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. They have also demonstrated that they support both in word and deed, and can be looked to as leaders in sustainability.

Learn more about this group of recipients and their contributions to our community here.

Lunchtime Sustainability Conversations

GVSU’s Sustainable Community Development Initiative invites students, faculty, and staff to join us for lunchtime conversations on sustainability. We will watch a brief sustainability themed video and follow up with a discussion. No RSVP necessary. Just stop by, enjoy the food and join the conversation.

Friday, November 11
12pm - 1pm
Room 2263, Kirkhof Center
Light lunch provided.

Eve Ensler: Security
Playwright Eve Ensler explores our modern craving for security -- and why it makes us less secure. Listen for inspiring, heartbreaking stories of women making change.

View full list of dates and talks.

Meijer Holland Campus goes zero-waste

In October, GVSU's Meijer Holland Campus launched two new initiatives to eliminate unnecessary waste on campus. Part of this was an organized student and staff dumpster dive. In addition, trash bins were removed from offices and classrooms to make individuals more conscience of their waste habits.

Concerning the new initiatives, Lisa Miller, director of the Holland Campus, said: “The zero-waste initiative reflects Grand Valley’s commitment to sustainability. The project has been well received so far, and people who have initial concerns quickly recognize the importance of lowering the amount of recyclable waste that ends up in landfills.

Read more about these changes here.

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