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Campus Organizations

 

EnvOrg

Farms to K

D.I.R.T.

H.U.B.

 

EnvOrg

EnvOrg (environmental organization) is a student group at Kalamazoo College dedicated to ensuring the well being of the earth and its inhabitants. In accord with Kalamazoo College’s motto, “lux esto,” EnvOrg aims to facilitate a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable consciousness by spreading education, awareness, and action. The organization provides responsible environmental leadership by increasing the environmental consciousness of its members, working alongside other campus organizations in an effort to make Kalamazoo College a more sustainable institution, and campaigning on a local, national, and global level to bring about positive change on a larger scale. Through these actions, EnvOrg hopes to propel our college, community, and nation into the future by adopting a sustainable consciousness centered around a fundamental respect for the earth.  Click here to visit their website.

 

 


 

Farms to K

Farms to K is a collection of Kalamazoo College students, faculty, administrators, and staff joined by local farmers, our Sodexho food-service manager, and the community advocacy group Fair Food Matters. Farms to K has been working since Fall 2005 to build relationships between the College and local farmers to increase the amount of locally-grown food served in the cafeteria and to develop and support the local food system while fostering sustainable agricultural practices and safe and fair working conditions.  Click here for their website.

 


 

D.I.R.T.

Digging in Renewable Turf (D.I.R.T.) is the organic garden organization on Kalamazoo College's campus. Together, we try to learn the techniques for successful gardening. Though many of us have had no prior experience, the organization is a place to get one's hands dirty and experiment with new things. It is definitely a different skill than most of the ones that one is apt to learn while at "K," one that actually directly engages one in a hands-on activity and is not merely academic.

 


 

H.U.B.

Beginning in the Fall and Winter of the academic year 1999/2000, the Recycling Department kicked off a new program to reduce waste. As the saying goes, "responsible recyclers reduce and reuse." The idea behind the bike program was to keep bikes on the road as long as they could safely remain there, and to make them cheaply available.  HUB operates as a bike co-op where students can rent bikes for free as well as repair or find help in repairing their personal bikes.