Peer to Peer Education

The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with student organizations, hosts a variety of peer-based education approaches to empower participants and provide ongoing personal development opportunities. Peer to Peer education is a valuable way to transfer knowledge, skills and awareness to fellow students, faculty and staff. 

Find upcoming and past programs below!

MLK upcycling event

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hoop house dedication ceremony

Sustainability Events

GVSU Farmers Market

September 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for another Farmer Market season on Grand Valley's Allendale campus starting on June 5th! For a full list of vendors and special events visit gvsu.edu/farmersmarket  

Beach Clean Up - LIB 100 APPROVED!

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us on this day of service to clean up one of our beautiful Michigan beaches in Grand Haven. Transportation and lunch provided! 

Big Splash 2019 Beach Clean Up & Choose-Your-Own Adventure (Grand Haven) - LIB 100 APPROVED!

September 21, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

9:00 am - Check in: Kirkhof Room 2250 (Grand River Room) 10:00 am -12: 00 pm Beach Clean-Up in partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes Lunch and choose your own adventure 12:00 p.m.-...

GVSU Farmers Market

September 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for another Farmer Market season on Grand Valley's Allendale campus starting on June 5th! For a full list of vendors and special events visit gvsu.edu/farmersmarket  

GVSU Farmers Market

October 2, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for another Farmer Market season on Grand Valley's Allendale campus starting on June 5th! For a full list of vendors and special events visit gvsu.edu/farmersmarket  

GVSU Farmers Market

October 9, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for another Farmer Market season on Grand Valley's Allendale campus starting on June 5th! For a full list of vendors and special events visit gvsu.edu/farmersmarket  

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Past Programs

DIY Spring Cleaning Workshop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

spring cleaning

Spring Thing

April 13, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

spring thing

Programming

Green Cleaning: A program aimed at teaching students about the harms of chemical cleaners and the benefits of using green cleaning supplies. This program provides information on how to engage students in making their own household green cleaners using simple recipes.

Jeopardy – Sustainability Style: A fun and engaging method to get students talking about best practices in sustainability and the environment. This program is set up as a spinoff of the popular TV game show, Jeopardy. The PowerPoint is available from the Office of Sustainability Practices.

Natural Disaster Remodel Program: This program is a hands-on exercise about creating a sustainable society. Students will be given a prompt and asked to redesign their community in a more sustainable way.

Recycle Round-up: An interactive program educating students about the proper way to recycle within the GVSU campus. This program involves taking residents door-to-door and collecting recyclable materials from other residents and education them about recycling efforts at GVSU.

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt: A fun program for students to learn about proper recycling practices. Students will hunt for specific items and be challenged to select the proper method of recycling.

Sustainable Card Art: Whether it is a holiday event or just for fun, this program will show students the benefits of reusing materials in fun ways. Students will create cards using leftover scrap materials.

Swap Shop: This program is an exchange between students that have items they no longer want or use. This program shows students options to get rid of their unwanted items without simply throwing away.

That’s a Wrap!: This creative program utilizes recording technology to create a short film about GVSU’s students’ view on sustainability. This program also incorporates a discussion aspect about sustainability outside of the environment.

Tye Dye Party: A fun program to show students an alternative to throwing out their old clothes – tie dye them and repurpose! This program gives old items a new life and a reusable purpose.

Tour a LEED Building: In cooperation with the Office of Sustainability Practices, this program highlights the LEED buildings on the GVSU campus as well as provides talking points for the importance of LEED construction.

*To facilitate any of these programs, please contact sustainability@gvsu.edu for program information and materials.

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