Sustainability

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


New environmental and sustainability studies major offered in fall 2019

A new major at Grand Valley will help students learn to develop a solutions-oriented understanding of environmental and sustainability challenges. The environmental and sustainability studies major, which will be offered through the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies beginning fall 2019, was approved by Grand Valley's Board of Trustees during its February meeting.

Feb 15, 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


Sustainable Agriculture Project receives national innovation award

Grand Valley's Sustainable Agriculture Project received the Innovative Project Award by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Nov 1, 2018


Grand Valley again named a green college by Princeton Review

The university is included in the 2018 edition of "The Princeton Review's Guide to 399 Green Colleges."

Oct 16, 2018


Christopher inducted into Sustainable Business Hall of Fame

The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum awarded Christopher with its lifetime achievement award October 10 at its annual Triple Bottom Line Bash.

Oct 12, 2018


SAP celebrates 10 years with dedication of garden

Campus community members celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP) October 2 with a dedication ceremony for a new garden on the Allendale Campus. 

Oct 3, 2018