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Welcome to the Office of Sustainability Practices

The Sustainability office has been in place at GVSU for 13 years, and Sustainability is now the seventh value at the University. 

We have moved from initiatives to defined practices in administration and campus operations, educational opportunities, student involvement, and community engagement.

GVSU is known locally, regionally, nationally, and globally for applied sustainability best practices on campus and in the community.

Grand Valley State University Sustainability Journey 

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Sustainability Progress over the last 15 years

Square Feet

↑    63.8%


↓     28.2%

Natural Gas

↓     34.3%


↓    43.8%


↓     35.3%

Grand Valley earns gold star ranking for sustainability efforts

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Top score out of 800+ institutions

Sustainability Events

GVSU Farmers Market

July 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

GVSU Farmers Market

July 31, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

GVSU Farmers Market

August 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

GVSU Farmers Market

August 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

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gvsu sustainable agriculture project (sap)

SAP Website

sustainability guide

Sustainability Guide

gvsu sustainability tour map

Green Tour Map

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