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Sustainability Champions Awards Breakfast

Anne Hiskes, Dean of the Brooks College, invites you to attend the 5th annual Sustainability Champions Awards Breakfast with Grand Valley President, Thomas Haas and City of Grand Rapids Manager, Greg Sundstrom.

We will recognize sustainability champions, who by practice and belief, support the ideals of sustainable practices and using a triple bottom-line approach to problems and issues. View past winners and projects. 

Friday, October 19th, 2012
7:30a.m. to 8:45a.m.
Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center
Grand Valley’s Allendale Campus
Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 17th

Zero Waste Homecoming Football Game

The Grand Valley State University is holding a Zero Waste Event at the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 20 at 7:00pm. The goal is to minimize waste through recycling and composting at the game. The Sustainability Initiative is looking for volunteers to help with the event as well as student organizations looking for ways to get involved on campus. For more information or to get involved, please contact Bart Bartels at bartelba@gvsu.edu.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Join us for an indoor Farmers Market as apart of the Campus Sustainability Spotlight series. Support the local food system by purchasing produce directly from the farmers and business owners. 

Tuesday, October 30 from 10am to 2pm
Lobby of the Kirkhof Center

Vendors: Ham's Produce, Engelsma Honey, Maisy's Pies, The Great Bread Company, Paul's Gourmet Jerky, GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project, Goen's Produce and Mike's Processing.

Mary Idema Pew Library Shoots for Platinum LEED

The Grand Valley State University Allendale Campus is going for Platinum, in the building of the new Mary Idema Pew Library located in the heart of campus. GVSU is working with Pioneer Construction to build the first Platinum LEED Certified building on campus. To take a look at the full article click here.

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