Sustainability

Alumni brothers plant 'U-pick' sunflower field to raise spirits during pandemic

Brothers Ross and Jordan Bremer, alumni of the Seidman College of Business, were looking for a way to bring joy to their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. They leveraged their years of farming experience to plant a 'U-pick' sunflower field near the Allendale Campus.

Jul 30, 2021


Grand Valley receives gold status from national sustainability group

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has awarded Grand Valley a STARS gold rating in recognition of the university's sustainability efforts.

May 11, 2021


Volunteer event at GVSU's Sustainable Agriculture Project closes out Earth Week

This year's Earth Day celebration expanded to a full week of events, culminating in a volunteer opportunity at Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP).

Apr 27, 2021


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