Sustainability

Virtual showcase highlights student sustainability research

Students in Grand Valley's environmental and sustainability studies department tackled timely topics for this semester's virtual sustainability showcase.

Nov 17, 2020


Former head of Facilities Planning to be inducted into Sustainable Business Hall of Fame

James Moyer, former associate vice president for Facilities Planning, will be inducted into the Sustainable Business Hall of Fame by the West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum.

Sep 25, 2020


Student uses unique farm experiences as practicum for accelerated, online bachelor's degree program

Kristen Cloutier is turning her unique experiences on farms in the United Kingdom and stateside into a required practicum experience for her bachelor's degree in integrative studies at Grand Valley.

Aug 18, 2020


Recent graduates part of a team awarded $10,000 in global innovation competition

Margaux Sellnau, '20, and a team of four other college students were awarded second place and a cash prize of $10,000 at the 2020 Wege Prize competition. The Wege Prize is an annual competition focused on addressing systemic issues through developing circular economic models to drive change in the way we take, make and dispose of goods.

Jun 23, 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


AWRI assists with threatened juvenile sturgeon

Grand Valley's Annis Water Resources Institute is currently taking care of four juvenile lake sturgeon while parts of the Muskegon River are treated with a pesticide to remove invasive sea lamprey.

Sep 10, 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


Traverse City students build aquaponic system in class

With some up-cycled materials and a goal to reduce food miles, four students from Grand Valley's Traverse City Regional Center built a small-scale aquaponic system to grow food.

Apr 22, 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