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organizations/individuals

WMU Climate Change Working Group

The WMU Climate Change Working Group is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, staff, student and community volunteers dedicated to working for the urgent action needed to adapt to and mitigate global climate change.

WMU Office of the President

Dr. Edward Montgomery became the ninth president of Western Michigan University on Aug. 1, 2017. He came to WMU from Georgetown University, where he had served as founding dean and professor of economics at the McCourt School of Public Policy.

WMU Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association is the authorized student government that represents Western Michigan University's graduate student body. The Association provides a variety of funding opportunities, interdisciplinary events, and social activities to promote academic excellence and the well being of all WMU graduate students.

WMU Office for Sustainability

The mission of the Office for Sustainability is to guide and assist the Western Michigan University community in fulfilling and growing its sustainability commitments. Through building a diverse and flourishing learning community around sustainability, we will continually explore and develop new opportunities to create a culture of sustainability and improve quality of life for all.

WMU Office of Legislative Affairs

The Western Michigan University Office of Government Relations will operate with transparency, civility, and inclusivity to support higher education policies benefiting the students, faculty, staff and the University. Our work will always be grounded in a spirit of bipartisan cooperation with our internal and external stakeholders.

WMU Center for the Study of Ethics in Society

The Western Michigan University Center for the Study of Ethics in Society creates interdisciplinary opportunities for the University and Community to engage in public reflection about ethical issues.

Citizens' Climate Lobby

We empower everyday people to work together on climate policy. Our supporters are organized in 420+ chapters across the United States building support in Congress for a national bipartisan solution to climate change. Globally, we also support 150+ international chapters on six continents.

WMU School of Communication

Mode Shift Kalamazoo

ModeShift Kalamazoo is a small community collective that exists to make walking and biking in our neighborhoods a safe and easy transportation choice for everyday activities. This effort seeks to dismantle the stigma around active transportation and work toward a broader mobility system that works for all.

WMU Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences

The Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University offers outstanding opportunities for education and research.

WMU Faculty Senate

The Western Michigan University Faculty Senate is the Board of Trustees authorized seat of shared governance for faculty-involved institutional matters related to the academy. The WMU Faculty Senate is the house of faculty participation in institutional governance, with delegated authorities to bring together interested parties for effective decision-making in order to advance the mission of the University.

WMU Women's Caucus

The Women's Caucus promotes an academic culture of inclusiveness at Western Michigan University in research, teaching, service and administrative work by; focusing on issues involved in the recruitment and retention of women, recognizing and encouraging the endeavors of women, discussing special challenges that women face in the tenure and promotion process, supporting the transition of qualified faculty members into administrative positions, and raising gender awareness among administrators, faculty members and students across campus.

GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Network

GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Network is a group of faculty, students, scientists, teachers, and community partners, passionate about student-centered and solution-oriented climate change education for all ages.

Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition


The Kalamazoo Climate Crisis Coalition mobilizes collective action to achieve immediate & drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through a just transition.

Kalamazoo Nature Center

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create relationships & experiences that welcome and inspire people to discover, enjoy, value, and care for nature.

Michigan Climate Action Network

Michigan Climate Action Network connects and amplifies individuals, communities, and organizations confronting the climate crisis in Michigan and supports them in advancing equitable climate solutions with the urgency science demands for the environment and all that live in it.

WMU College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences represents the academic heart and liberal arts core of Western Michigan University and provides a broad range of academic programs for students.

WMU Office of Research and Innovation

At Western Michigan University, we take pride in being discovery-driven across the academic spectrum. Research fuels innovation among faculty, staff, and students, connecting us all in the shared enterprise.

People's Church of Kalamazoo

People’s Church: A beloved community embracing and serving our diverse world.

WMU Department of English

WMU University Center for the Humanities

The mission of the Center for the Humanities is to recognize and support the humanities at Western Michigan University. As a gathering place for dialogue, the center acts as an incubator for the exchange of ideas among faculty, emeriti, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students, and people in the wider community.

Don Cooney

Don Cooney is serving his 11th term as a City Commissioner and 2nd term as Vice-Mayor. Cooney is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University where he has taught for 45 years.

WMU Department of Biological Sciences

In the Department of Biological Sciences undergraduates, graduate students and faculty collaborate on real-world applications through laboratory research, publications and fieldwork.

Kalamazoo College Center for Environmental Stewardship

The Center for Environmental Stewardship was officially started in 2019 with a generous grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. The Center infuses sustainability and environmental themes across the curriculum; increases opportunities for students to conduct mentored research and community programming; and better utilizes the Lillian Anderson Arboretum as a learning lab for the liberal arts.

Western Student Association

We exist to unify students, amplify their voices, and provide new opportunities to leave a legacy.

Hope for Creation

Hope for Creation, the Southwest MI regional chapter of Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, is a grassroots inter-religious group working to encourage and support faith-based action on climate change in greater Kalamazoo.

Brought to You by the Western Michigan University Climate Change Working Group

climateadvocay@wmich.edu

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