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Sustainable Student Leader

The Sustainable Student Leader Workshop, co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life and the Sustainable Community Development Initiative, is an opportunity for students to learn easy ways to create sustainable transformations within their own lives, as well as different organizations they might be involved in.  Examining leadership concepts, as well as the Triple Bottom Line, students will be able to see how easy it is to become a sustainable student leader.  This LIB 100 approved workshop takes place Wednesday, November 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Kirkhof 2266.

 For more information click here.

On-Campus Composting Kick-Off

Numerous volunteers recently helped with the on-campus composting kick-off event that took place last Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15.  Volunteers sorted what had been left near the Grand Valley Apartments in to three different piles – 1. “greens”, 2. “browns”, and 3. “sticks/branches”.  The greens and browns, after being sorted, were taken to the Sustainable Agriculture Project for windrow composting by Facilities.  The sticks/branches will be ran through a chipper to create mulch for campus.

A recent article can be found here!

AASHE Conference

Five GVSU community members recently presented at the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference in Los Angeles, California.  Bart Bartels, Kirsten Bartels, Justin Ebert, Jennifer Jordan, and Nick Maodush-Pitzer prepared a panel presentation to discuss the numerous positive effects the Honors Food for Thought class, taught by Dr. Bartels, had on students inside and outside the classroom.  Bart and Jennifer, from the Sustainable Community Development Initiative, spoke on the importance of classes that empowers students to become engaged with sustainable initiatives, such as the pizza box composting program.  Students Justin and Nick were able to provide insight in to both the class and the pizza box composting initiative they took part in because of the class.  Holland Green Team and Dan Broresma from Herman Miller, also gave a unique presentation about their efforts at the Meijer Holland Camps over numerous years.

For more information about the AASHE Conference, visit the conference website.  For more information about AASHE, visit http://www.aashe.org.

Arctic Games

The Frederik Meijer Honors College presents the "Arctic Games," an event featuring traditional Saami and Inuit games, live reindeer, hot chocolate and more...

Friday, November 30 from 9:00am-11:30am at the GVSU Clock Tower. Full PDF here. 


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