Community At Work

EPA Allied Paper Landfill Study

Arts and Sciences (WMU)

Circle D Wildlife Refuge

Circle Pines Center

Climate Change Study Group (WMU)

Earthwork Music

Env. Reporting--Ag. (Jocelyn Steinke-WMU)

Env. Reporting--Climate (Jocelyn Steinke-WMU)

Environmental Studies Program (WMU)

Fair Food Matters

Fire Historical and Cultural Arts Cooperative

Flint Water Study

Gibbs House (WMU)

Great Nonprofits

Heron Homestead

Hidden Savanna Nursery

Hillside Homestead

Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study

Kalamazoo Collective Housing

Kalamazoo Environmental Council

Kalamazoo Friends Meeting

Kalamazoo Junior Symphony

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Kalamazoo Peace Center

Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition

Kalamazoo River Watershed Council

Kalamazoo Valley Museum

KVCC Food Innovation Center

Lake Village Homestead

Land Conservancy of West Michigan

Live Edge Growers

The Living Building Challenge

Michigan Environmental Council

Michigan Land Trustees

Office for Sustainability (WMU)

Pedal Bicyles

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

People's Food Coop

Rent A Rambling Naturalist

Saugatuck Dunes Coastal Alliance

Southwest Michigan Community Harvest Fest

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy

SW Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

Students for a Sustainable Earth (WMU)

Tillers International

Wild Ones Kalamazoo

 

 






                                                        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.