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Sustainability Reinvestment Fund

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The Reinvestment Fund has been established through the contributions of various departments and auxiliaries including: Finance and Administration, Campus Dining, University Bookstore, Student Senate, and the Office of Sustainability Practices ...


Design Thinking and Sustainability

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • University of Pittsburgh (PA)

This session will review two case studies involving design thinking and sustainability: Grand Valley State University The presentation will reflect on the learning process of students engaged in developing the ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Teaching Sustainability / Teaching Sustainably

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Over the coming decades, every academic discipline will have to respond to the paradigm of more sustainable life practices because students will be living in a world challenged by competition ...

  • Posted June 28, 2018
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Food Service Companies and Campuses Innovating to Source More Local Food

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Aramark Higher Education (PA)
  • Sodexo USA (MD)

This session will focus on increasing local food purchasing through stakeholder engagement at universities in Arizona, Maine, Michigan and Vermont. GVSU continues to expand its sustainable agriculture educational opportunities and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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GVSU Bike Safety Course for National Bike Month

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • League of American Bicyclists (DC)

This lunch and learn serves as a 45 minute introduction to safe and knowledgeable bicycling. The discussion is led by instructors certified by the League of American Bicyclists (LCIs) and ...


Solar Garden Partnership: A Renewable Energy Innovation

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Consumers Energy

Grand Valley State University (GVSU) began a renewable energy project in partnership with its local utility, Consumers Energy, after the Michigan Public Service Commission approved a Solar Garden program. This ...


Chemistry BS

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The Department of Chemistry at Grand Valley State University is one of a few institutions that offer a Certificate in Green Chemistry for chemistry majors. Green chemistry is also woven ...

  • Posted Feb. 24, 2017
  • Academic Programs
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Rating the New Campus Landscape: How SITES Can Engage Students + Energize your Sustainability Mission

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

SITES is to campus landscapes what LEED is to buildings. Two public institutions, Grand Valley State University (Michigan) and Nassau Community College (New York) have shown their highest commitment to ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Sustainability as a Lifestyle from Campus to the Community

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Grand Valley State University piloted an introductory course called 'Sustainability as a Lifestyle.' This 1-credit course was designed to examine sustainability through an academic lens and use the campus as ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Collective Impact of Sustainability!

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Sustainability reporting has grown to increased levels of importance both for shareholders on campus including faculty, staff, and students, as well as for community stakeholders such as businesses, NGO’s ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainable Impact: The Challenges of Creating Interdisciplinary Courses on Food, Food Systems, and Food Justice to Empower Students to Action

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

When looking to de-silo the often-segregated, triple-bottom line of sustainability, food seems the ideal course subject to broaden understanding. The class was formulated with a three-tiered structure - where our food ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Community Engagement: Learning With and From Community Neighbors

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Herman Miller (CO)

We define community engagement as connecting the great things happening on campus with the great things going on in the community. With a small, but ambitious Green Team, it made ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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It IS Easy Being Green: Promoting Campus Sustainability as a Student Leader

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

There are three components to the Triple Bottom Line: environmental, social and economic. When separated, they are just that, but when these three components are equally emphasized, sustainable transformation for ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Comprehensive Approach to Sustainability on Campus: Stories from the Field

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • American University (DC)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)

With students and college presidents alike making commitments to go green, higher education is institutionalizing a culture of sustainability like never before. Developing a comprehensive plan for sustainability on campus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Making Sustainability Sustainable: The Dollars and Cents of It

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Sustainability at GVSU has become the 7th value for the University and embraces the triple bottom line of environmental, economic and social impacts on campus and in the community.

Sustainability ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Leading the University and Print Vendor Community toward Sustainable Practices

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Applying sustainability principles to the design of printed material needed by universities must take into consideration a life cycle from raw materials through the manufacturing of paper to design and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green and Sustainable Campus Operations

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Grand Valley State University has been implementing sustainability using an interdisciplinary integrated systems approach in administration, facilities services, campus dining; education and curriculum development, student involvement and community engagement and ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Green, Across the Campus and Across the Curriculum

  • Ball State University (IN)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (IA)
  • Grand Valley State University (MI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (DC)

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) supports the integration of green building and sustainability projects across higher education campuses and curriculum. With students and educators now living and working ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Academics in Action: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

In his 1949 polemic, "The Land Ethic," Aldo Leopold notes that the conventional answer to the question of how to develop an environmental conscience/consciousness is "more education" however, he ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Using IPCC DDC Scenarios and MAGICC-SCENGEN Model for Teaching Global Climate Change

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Global climate change is a very complex phenomenon: students need to understand the causes of climate change, its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences, and the adaptation and mitigation options to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The foresight, leadership, and support of these organizations have made it possible to pursue a vision with global implications for the development of alternative and renewable energy sources. The 25 ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Research Centers & Institutes
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Minor in Environmental Studies

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

This program provides students and faculty an exciting place to engage in interdisciplinary, engaged teaching and learning about the interaction between humans and the environments they depend upon. The program ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
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Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

Strong local food systems are essential for healthy local communities. Students preparing for careers in local food enterprises, health care, sustainability, education, business, social work, non-profit administration and many other ...

  • Posted Feb. 25, 2016
  • Academic Programs
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30 kW Rooftop Array: MAREC

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The 25,000-square-foot MAREC office building has a 30-kilowatt solar roof system. Grand Valley State University's energy center in Muskegon will be selling renewable energy credits generated by the ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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20 kW Rooftop Array: Laker Turf Building

  • Grand Valley State University (MI)

The 138,000 square foot Laker Turf Building on GVSU's Allendale campus opened its doors in 2008. Green features include a 20 KW rooftop photovoltaic system and a solar ...

  • Posted Aug. 11, 2011
  • Green Power Projects
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