Community At Work
Community In Action
Listen to an interview with WMU Environmental and Sustainability Studies prof and political scientist Denise Keele about our Climate Change minor: WMUK News with Sehvilla Mann.
"The Citizen's Environmental Report": Filmmaker Matthew Clysdale and WMU photographer Cameron Tarnas taught a workshop on "run and gun" video production. Under Clysdale's direction, participants filmed stream monitoring efforts in Augusta and Portage Creeks, and interviewed ecologists Steve Kohler and Maarten Vonhof about long-term efforts to protect Kalamazoo River ecosystems. The event was part of WMU's Environmental Studies Program Gwen Frostic Workshop Series. Top left: Kara Boyer, Joseph Lane, Nicole Schafer, and Nathan Ginter. Top right: Matt Clysdale and Cam Tarnas. Bottom left: Maarten Vonhof. Bottom middle: Steve Kohler. Bottom right: a few Augusta Creek citizens. Photos by Lynne Heasley.
Watch a Lee Honors College thesis documentary, The Living Building Challenge, about an exciting new green building initiative in Kalamazoo. Also, find out more about the challenge through its founding organization, the Living Future Institute.
CLEANUP, NOT COVERUP: An example of Kalamazoo community-based efforts to create the best possible outcome for toxic waste at the Allied Paper landfill. See this Detroit Free Press video clip featuring WMU Environmental and Sustainability Stuidies faculty Dr. Sarah Hill, from "Hopes climb amid talks to clean contaminated "Mt. PCB" in Kalamazoo." Photos by Lynne Heasley
"Scientists Saving Bats with Manmade Cave": Watch a CBS feature on white nose syndrome in gray bats. WMU ecologist Maarten Vonhof (above left) leads the research team. Photo of female gray bat by Adam Mann, Environmental Solutions and Innovations. White-nose distribution map by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.