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Author to visit GRCC & GVSU April 4-5, 2011
In her book "Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties", Libuse Binder provides a modern roadmap for individuals looking to make a difference in this world. From eating locally and reducing waste to starting a nonprofit organization or finding a career dedicated to helping others, Binder's presentation will provide up-to-date resources and ideas for the casually concerned and deeply passionate alike.
All events are free and open to the public.
Monday, April 4 – 2:00-3:00pm
Tuesday, April 5 – 10:00-11:00am
Keynote Address and Panel Discussion on Monday, April 4 - 6:00-8:00pm
For more information, click here.
The SCDI 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, April 8 - 12:00-1:00pm
Julia Mason: An Ecofeminist Perspective
For the seveth year in a row, Grand Valley State University will celebrate its commitment to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility with its annual Campus Sustainability Week. The week's activities (Oct 15 - 22) will include speakers and presentations, awards and recognition, exhibits and community projects. We are looking for student organizations and volunteers to help plan and develop engaging events for CSW. If you are interested, please join our next planning meeting or email Andrea Marz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSW 2011 Planning Meeting
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: April 13, 2011
By Olivia Pulsinelli | Business Review West Michigan MLive.com
While a variety of organizations review aspects of those efforts, now the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is rolling out a more comprehensive program: Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System.
“Sustainability has to be interdisciplinary; it cuts across all eight of our colleges,” said Norman Christopher, executive director of Grand Valley State University’s Sustainable Community Development Initiative. “It has to be seen in campus operations, students, the education we teach and the community. The AASHE STARS questions and assessments dig into those four areas. The other ones don’t go as deep.” Read the full article.