Office of Sustainability Practices
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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