Office of Sustainability Practices

The purpose of the Office of Sustainability Practices is to provide the necessary skills, analytical tools, and resources to address global, national, regional, and local sustainability issues. We offer courses, programs, internships, and project activities that promote awareness about sustainable development and how sustainability best practices can be applied to gain progress against these ongoing issues. 
The Sustainable Community Development Initiative was established as a department at Grand Valley in 2006 as part of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Our main office is located at 224 Lake Ontario Hall on the Allendale Campus. For more information or any inquires into our projects, events, or activities, please send us an email at