What is Happening at GVSU: Sustainability Month 2022

Sustainability Month 2022

Sustainability Month Calendar

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All Month Long!

GVSU Walktober

Participate in GVSU's annual walk-o-thon event for a chance to win some GV swag! For more information and to sign-up visit the Walktober webpage at: https://www.gvsu.edu/hro/benefits/walktober-2022-challenge-526.htm


Monday, October 3rd, 2022


Sustainability Spotlight

Please join us for a sustainability information session where faculty, staff and students can share information about projects, courses, events, and research. The goal of this sharing session is to make connections, offer support and engage members of the GVSU community with current or future sustainability opportunities.

GVSU Allendale Campus

Pere Marquette Room

INT 100 Approved

Wednesday, October 5th and 12th, 2022


Bicycle Collection Drive by Upcycle Bikes

Donate your old bikes and bike parts in any condition.

City Built Brewing 

820 Monroe Ave NW #155, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Thursday, October 6th, 2022


Mending Workshop

We will be having a talk about fast fashion and its environmental impacts followed by a sewing tutorial and mending workshop with Christina from My Lovely Muse. Bring clothes that need mending!

Kirkhoff 2264

Thursday, October 6th, 2022


Tie-Dye with ASGP Club

GVSU's Geography and Sustainable Planning club is hosting a tie-dye event by the clocktower! Club shirts will be for sale for $4 a piece or BYO. Dying materials will be provided along with Halloween candy.

GVSU's Clocktower

Friday, October 7th, 2022


Harvest Party

Please join the Farm Club and the Office of Sustainability Practices as we celebrate this season’s harvest with games, music, and food at the Sustainable Agriculture Project.  Volunteer hours are from 12-3:00 and we will eat between 4-5:00.  Please bring a dish to share if interested.

GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project 

4539 Luce St.
Jenison, Michigan 49428

In-person volunteer hours will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays 12pm-3pm, and Thursdays 9am-12pm


Volunteer at the SAP!

We are eager to accommodate group volunteer days for your class, fraternity, sorority, or club (maximum of 10 visitors per group).  Contact [email protected] for more information.

Important information for volunteers:

-Please wear closed toed shoes and long pants

-No dogs or other pets are allowed at the SAP

-There is no wifi available at the SAP, so please plan accordingly

-Watch this training video before your first shift

More info on our website!


GVSU Sustainable Agriculture Project
4539 Luce St.
Jenison, Michigan 49428

All Month

GVSU Beekeepers Honey Sale

We have 16oz bottles of raw, unprocessed, honey for sale. $8 each for the whole month of October!

Payment is through our online store! Schedule a time to pick up your honey in our office!

GVSU Allendale Campus

Office of Sustainability Practices

260 Lake Michigan Hall



GVSU SAP Farm Stand

We invite you to meet and support our students by purchasing produce that they’ve grown at the Sustainable Agriculture Project.

GVSU Allendale Campus Clocktower

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


Farmer's Market

Come support our local vendors! 

GVSU Allendale Campus

Lot G

Thursday, October 11-13, 2022


Climate Change Education Solutions Summit

Grand Valley State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Geography and Sustainable Planning Department welcome you to GVSU Fourth Annual Climate Change Education Solutions Summit (CCESS), taking place October 11-13, 2022 virtually. Registration is free. Follow this link to register and for more information.


Saturday, October 15th, 2022


Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is an annual day of service where students are transported to local community non-profits to participate in service activities. For more information and to sign-up, visit this link.

Grand River Room

Saturday, October 15th, 2022


Organicycle Compost Challenge

Who has the best compost on this side of the Grand River? We'll find out!

Blandford Nature Center

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022


Repair Clinic

Is your favorite shirt ripped? Are your pants too long? Is something up with your coat zipper? Come to our annual repair clinic for all of your mending needs. Free to all GVSU students. Volunteers fix rips, replace buttons, re-attach backpack straps and more! 

Holton Hooker Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022


Virtual Info Session: Environmental and Sustainability Fellowships

Learn more about the Environmental and Sustainability Fellowships that GV has to offer. RSVP to the virtual meeting here.


Thursday, October 20th, 2022


Weigh The Waste at The Dish


Learn about sustainability and how we can reduce food waste at The Dish.

The Dish at Kleiner, Allendale Campus

Saturday, October 22, 2022


Tree Planting at Millennium Park

Kent County Parks is partnering with with volunteers to plant native trees in the area.

1415 Maynard Ave SW
Walker, MI

Thursday, October 27th, 2022


Sampling Event 

Come visit us in the Blue Connection for some refreshments and a chance to win some reusable goodies!

The Blue Connection

Friday, October 21-25th, 2022

(Info Session: Monday, October 3rd, 5:00-5:30pm, Fieldhouse 11)

Outdoor Adventure Club: Fall Backpacking Trip

Have you always wanted to sing “Take Me Home Country Roads” while actually in West Virginia? Come join the Outdoor Adventures program for a 3 night backpacking trip through the Appalachian Mountains. A fourth night will be spent exploring the beauty of Hocking Hills state park. This adventure of a lifetime will be departing on Friday, October 21 and returning Tuesday, October 25. Don’t worry though, you wont miss class, it's during fall break! For more information and to sign-up, visit this link.

Dolly Sods Wilderness,
West Virginia

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