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Sustainability Important Dates

Upcoming Events

03

Feb

GRPM: Water’s Extreme Journey

05

Feb

Soles4Souls - Shoe Drive

22

Feb

Kruizenga Art Museum's new monthly event series, AFTER HOURS

27

Feb

Women and the Environment Keynote 5-8

01

Mar

WMEAC - Women and the Environment Symposium

03

Mar

Holland Outdoor Winter Market

05

Mar

National Groundwater Awareness Week

06

Mar

The Psychology of Caring for Creation: Climate Change and Climate Justice

06

Mar

Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore: Community Knowledge: Planting and Saving Seeds

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Living Sustainably Along the Lakeshore

Join us for free educational events that aim to educate and empower Holland area residents to live more sustainably.

The series is brought to you by the following sponsor organizations, with additional endorsing partners that assist with individual events relevant to their respective missions:

  • City of Holland
  • Herrick District Library
  • Hope College
  • GreenMichigan.org
  • League of Women Voters
  • Meijer Campus of Grand Valley State University
  • West Michigan Environmental Council

2017–2018 Upcoming Events (6:30–8 p.m.)

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9 — ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT – SUSTAINABLE GOVERNMENT 

This program will explore various sources of local government funds and review the city and county budget process. While we have taken advantage of special funds, government grants and our own local philanthropic generosity, the long-term responsibility for funding remains within the community. What are the near-term and long-term needs within the community, and how should they be supported? The program will conclude with a question and answer opportunity.

Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Avenue, Holland

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018 — QUALITY OF LIFE

A safe and friendly community is essential to our sense of well-being and quality of life. How does the Holland Department of Public Safety’s community policing approach help local residents of all walks of life observe life satisfaction? We’ll learn about the research, training and stang behind local law enforcement’s community policing work. Our discussion will include fair and equitable interactions and address the needs of youth in our neighborhoods, the elderly, diverse families and those who are homeless. Local data from HDPS will be provided.

Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Avenue, Holland

TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 — COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE

Ben Cohen, sustainable homesteader and proprietor of Small House Farm, is an heirloom seed activist and educator. He is passionate about growing food and will discuss why planting, saving and sharing seeds is essential to the cultivation of sustainable neighborhoods, healthy communities and the preservation of history. Basic and intermediate seed-saving techniques will be explained. Seeds will be given away to attendees (while supplies last). This event coincides with the launch of Herrick District Library’s seed saving library.

Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Avenue, Holland

TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018 — ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS/ACTION

For over 100 years fishermen have been leaders in the watershed conservation movement. Local author Jon Osborn and local illustrator Joe Van Faasen, of the book “Classic Michigan Flies: 16 Legendary Patterns,” will be speaking to Michigan’s fishing heritage. This is a book for people who love fishing and history and have an appreciation for art. Jon and Joe will be talking about the spirit of their annual trout camp and will share which local waters are great for fishing. There will be a reading from the forthcoming book “Fly Fisher’s Guide to Michigan.” Book sales and signing to follow the event.

Herrick District Library, 300 S. River Avenue, Holland

FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 — TRANSPORTATION — *SPECIAL DAY AND TIME 6–7:30 p.m. and at City Hall*

The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) will be celebrating Green Commute Week May 13–19, and as part of the week’s activities we will be hosting a “green commute expo” highlighting the importance of choosing alternative forms of transportation. The expo will have a short presentation about the different types of green commute options in the Holland/Zeeland area and the role transportation plays in the 40-Year Community Energy Plan, followed by fun hands-on activities for the whole family! You are encouraged to bring your bike, because there will be demonstrations such as bike tune-ups, and safety checks provided by the Velo City Cycles team. Note this event takes place on a Friday evening.

City Hall, Council Chambers, 270 S. River Avenue, Holland

Download a 2017–2018 event flyer (PDF) 

Past events and Recordings

Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015