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Librarian-curated research guide to resources for Sustainability Studies
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C2ES (Successor to the Pew Center on Global Climate Change) provides trustworthy information and works to unite policy makers around the world to promote clean energy and laws to protect climate impact
WMEAC's goal is to lead environmental protection in West Michigan by inspiring action by connecting concerned citizens with resources and each other. They aspire to be the most trusted West Michigan source of information for those seeking sustainable solutions.
LCWM works to keep nature nearby by preserving properties for the health of our communities, the benefit of wildlife, and the enjoyment of generations to come by focusing their work in both conservation and stewardship.
Their mission is to work collaboratively with the community, government agencies, local officials, and businesses to improve and protect the health of the Kalamazoo River, its tributaries, and its watershed.
The Alliance for the Great Lakes is the oldest independent organization devoted 100% to the Great Lakes. From forging forward-looking Great Lakes policies to improving thousands of miles of Great Lakes shoreline, they've been out front and behind the scenes caring for the lakes since 1970.
Through the GSGP, state governors work collectively to ensure that the entire Great Lakes region is both economically sound and environmentally conscious in addressing today's problems and tomorrow's challenges.
Since its establishment over 50 years ago, the Great Lakes Commission has been a pioneer in applying principles of sustainability to the development, use and conservation of the natural resources of the Great Lakes basin and St. Lawrence River.
GLE is a non-profit project of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism at MSU that strives to deliver environmental news in a way that fosters community, interaction and understanding among U.S. and Canadian residents of the Great Lakes region.
GLEC is an established national contracting firm offering applied environmental sciences, research, and compliance assistance focused on water quality and the protection of aquatic ecosystems by serving both regulatory agencies and the community.
CoastWatch is part of a nationwide program which obtains, produces and delivers environmental data and products for near real-time observation of the Great Lakes to support environmental science, decision making, and supporting research.
The purposes of SCMW are to enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's resources; and to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the earth.
Sustainability efforts at Calvin are rooted both in the university's heritage and reformed mission. They are also strategic. The current strategic plan embraces and enacts environmental sustainability as a core value.
CEAP is a collaborative effort of faculty across Calvin's campus whose focus is the understanding of the local ecosystem. CEAP encourages an ethic of service and caretaking by helping students pay attention to that which is closest at hand - the world we live in.
Every January, the residence halls participate in kill-a-watt, an annual creation care awareness and energy program. The aims of the program are to foster a mindset of sustainability among the residents of the university's dorms.