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SCDI Graduate Student Leaves Behind Sustainable Legacy

Jennifer Jordan, the Sustainable Community Development Initiative's Graduate Assistant, is graduating in April. Read more about her work over the past two years in this feature piece.

SCDI Graduate Assistantship

The Sustainable Community Development Initiative is now accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant. Grand Valley graduate students with an interest in leading campus sustainability projects are invited to review the following link for more details. Applications are due by February 28, 2013.

Nichols Sustainability Scholarship

Sustainability Champions

We are now accepting applications for the Nichols Sustainability Scholarship. Nichols, established in 1936, a distributor of products to clean, protect and package in the Great Lakes Region, created this scholarship in 2006 to reward students who commit to making a difference when it comes to environmental, social and fiscal responsibility. For more information and to apply, click here.

YERT Film Screening at GVSU

Monday, March 11th, 5pm - 8pm
Allendale campus, Pere Marquette Room

Join us as we screen the eco-docu-comedy "YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip." Mark Dixon, the film's Producer, will be present during this event, answering questions after the screening. More information regarding the film is available here.

Sustainable Agriculture Project Documentary (2012)

Check out this phenomenal documentary by some of GVSU's Film and Video students!

A transcript of this documentary is available here.


Grand Valley annually competes in a friendly competition among college and university recycling programs from around the country called Recyclemania.  Over a 10-week period, campuses compete in events to see which institution can collect the largest amount of recyclables per capita, the largest amount of total recyclables, the largest amount of trash per capita, or have the highest recycling rate. More information about Recyclemania is available here.

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