Entries by Community Sustainability Partnership

GVSU Receives Gold Sustainability Status

“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. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) gauges the progress of colleges and universities toward sustainability in all sectors, including education and research, operations, innovation and planning, and […]

2017 Green Cleaning Award Winners

“The Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities highlights schools with innovative, health-focused and environmentally minded cleaning programs. The basis of the award are Healthy Schools Campaign’s “5 Steps To Green Cleaning In Schools,” which stress preparation, products, equipment and supplies, trying and procedures, and a shared responsibility. The award attracts nominations from schools and […]

GVSU’s Farm Manager Promotes Diversity at the Sustainable Agriculture Project

Youssef Darwich is the Farm Manager of Grand Valley’s Sustainable Agriculture Project (SAP). The Sustainable Agriculture Project is a physical place, and a scientific station, where students can go to research plants, the environment, human-environmental interaction, systems thinking, and community. It is also a laboratory where students can learn quantitative and critical thinking skills relating to soil, […]

GVSU Farmer’s Market Opening Day and Summer Grill Challenge!

Grill masters, Andy Beachnau – Associate Vice Provost & Director of Housing and Health Services, Public Safety and Facilities Services staff are firing up the grills and competing for the best summer recipe. Visit the farmers market to try a sample of each one and vote for your favorite! Register online now! Bring your appetite and purchase a lunch […]

Save the Date! The 2017 Wege Prize Awards – May 19

Meet undergraduate and graduate students from around the world and make local, national, and international connections at the 2017 Wege Prize Awards! Some of the brightest collegiate minds in the world will be presenting and defending their solutions for building a circular economy to a judging panel of industry-leading movers and shakers, and the winners will earn a […]

Grand Valley State University Named as a Best Workplace for Commuters

“Grand Valley State University has again been named a “Best Workplace for Commuters” for 2017 by Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC). The university has received the designation each year since 2009. The BWC program is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research with support from the National Center for Transit Research and the Florida Department of […]

Are the Business Models in West Michigan Tapping Their Full Potential?

Much has been written lately about companies embracing the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their strategic plans (1). There are 17 goals in total that support sustainability through environmental, social, economic, and cultural impact. A sense of place is becoming increasingly important for SDGs to be achieved […]