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Sustainability Week set for first week of October

Posted on September 29, 2017

Grand Valley's Campus Sustainability Week will kick off with an energy competition among living centers and a campus clean-up event hosted by the Student Environmental Coalition. 

The week, October 1-7, will also feature film screenings, an upcycling event, the first annual Wellness Summit, a tour of the Solar Garden and more. Event highlights are below; a complete schedule can be found at

Yumi Jakobcic, sustainability campus coordinator, hopes the week will inspire campus community members to live a more sustainable lifestyle after learning what's available on campus. 

"Our campus can serve as a laboratory for sustainability best practices, and we hope the Grand Valley community will recognize and engage in all the meaningful opportunities it provides," she said. 

October 2: Campus Clean-up, 6 p.m., meet at Kleiner Commons

October 3: Solar Garden Tour, 11 a.m., Allendale; Peace Corps Upcycling event, noon-4 p.m., Arboretum; Consumers Energy Mixer, 6-8 p.m., John G. Russell Leadership Center, Pew Grand Rapids Campus

October 4: Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., parking lot G; GPY101 Sustainability and Place final presentations, 11-11:50 a.m., Henry Hall atrium; Wellness Summit, 2-8 p.m., Kirkhof Center

October 5: "Tomorrow" film screening, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mackinac Hall, room A2103

October 6: "Inhabit" film screening, 9-10:30 a.m., Au Sable Hall, room 2107; Surplus Store open hours, 1-4 p.m.; Global Grove, 2-4 p.m., Sustainable Agriculture Project

October 7: Traffic Skills 101, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fieldhouse; Sustainable Agriculture Project volunteer hours, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 4539 Luce St., Allendale 

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