Office of Sustainability Practices

Reflections from GVSU food summit: Good food + good community = good health 

About 100 people, including farmers, business and nonprofit leaders, students and educators came together January 31 to discuss food access and food system challenges.

Jan 31, 2020

New degree program captures students' passion for environment

Approved as a degree program one year ago, Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENS) now has nearly 70 students who have declared it as a major.

Jan 28, 2020

Faculty, students conduct solar energy research

Power from the sun is driving new innovative research, thanks to a partnership between the university and Consumers Energy.

Dec 10, 2019

GVSU named a Green College for 10 consecutive years

For the tenth year in a row, Grand Valley State University has been named one of the country's most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. 

Oct 22, 2019

Sustainability Week events include 'Walk with the President'

Plogging, or picking up trash while jogging, is one of several events that will kick off Sustainability Week, which runs from September 30 through October 5.

Sep 27, 2019

Grand Valley receives gold status from national sustainability group

Grand Valley State University has again received gold status after completing a sustainability assessment developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Aug 1, 2019

Sustainability Champions recognized

Nearly 50 students, faculty and staff, and community members were recognized as Sustainability Champions during the 11th annual awards luncheon March 22 in the Kirkhof Center.

Mar 25, 2019

Nominations for sustainability champions being accepted

Nominations for the 11th annual Sustainability Champion Awards are being accepted by the Office of Sustainability Practices. The awards ceremony celebrates the contributions of students, faculty, staff members and community members who practice and support the ideals of sustainable living.

Feb 21, 2019

Virtual sustainability conference will connect Grand Rapids students with others around the world

Grand Rapids Public School students will connect virtually with other students around the world to present and discuss issues related to sustainability and climate change. The schools involved are part of the United Nations University network of Regional Centres of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs). Grand Valley is a member of the Grand Rapids RCE, which includes other local universities and West Michigan businesses.

Feb 19, 2019

RecycleMania 2019 is underway

Grand Valley is once again participating in a national competition to collect the largest amount of recyclables and the least amount of trash. From February 4-March 30, Grand Valley will compete against hundreds of colleges and universities across the country as a part of RecycleMania. Categories in the eight-week competition include diversion and food organics, or composting.

Feb 8, 2019