environment

GVL / Courtesy -  Dr. Kaneti

GVSU students, professor team up for global sustainability initiative

In the continued wake of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement, some citizens remain skeptical of the federal government’s role in implementing goals to mitigate climate change and improve conditions in cities across the country. Marina Kaneti, Grand Valley State University professor of global studies and social impact, worked alongside four students to develop the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) compact, a system of goals that works to involve cities and local governments in achieving sustainability objectives. 

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Levi Rickert (Potawatomi) founder of Native News Online shares his insights on Standing Rock, Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Native American writer discusses Standing Rock at GVSU

In 2016, protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock drew the largest gathering of Native Americans this century. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Levi Rickert (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation), founder of Native News Online, spoke on the matter at Grand Valley State University for the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Native American Heritage Month.

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That carving is a piece that is now on display in corridor of Lake Ontario Hall. It’s a Palaun folklore carving, and is a donation from President Remengesau to GVSU.

From Allendale to the Pacific

Grand Valley State University will welcome back a Laker who has had a world-changing experience. Tommy Remengesau, a GVSU alumnus who is now president of the Republic of Palau, will be visiting campus Wednesday, Nov. 1, for a motivational and informational presentation from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center Pere Marquette Room

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GVL / Luke Holmes - Marty Rodriguez sells fresh produce at the Farmers Market in Parking Lot G on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.

Making 'going green' personal

Grand Valley State University is an institution that takes great pride in its sustainability practices. From LEED-certified buildings, an emphasis on recycling and the handful of sustainability groups on campus, GVSU makes an effort to ensure that the campus is environmentally safe.

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