This ScholarWorks repository is a collection of projects and scholarship on environmental and sustainability studies that has been done in a variety of GVSU undergraduate courses. The purpose of the collection is to show the variety of such scholarship that has been done, and to make these materials available to faculty, students, and others who wish to build upon and continue work that has already been started.

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Submissions from 2017

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Off Campus Recycling, Grant A. Borregard, Victoria Graves, Paul Lamphere, Cassie Pataro, and Mara Spears

Education on Campus Waste Disposal, Catherine Johnson, Christina Fox, Alyssa Schutzenhofer, and Courtney Wilber

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GVSU Pollinator Protection Plan, Gracey L. Mussina, Emily Noordyke, and Claire Seekely

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Outdoor Adventure Org., Echo E. Wooden, Kevin M. Gannon, and Zack Hawks

Submissions from 2016

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Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Misaki Abe, Alexander Ellison, Brandon Hicks, and Echo Wooden

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Rethink GV Landscape, Chantelle Ash, Ashley Brecken, and Matthew Jolman

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Hydroelectric Emergency Prevention, Christian Caroll, Max Auerbach, and Kristyn Reinecke

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ReSTORE, Miranda Fletcher, Julie Pratt, Laura Sample, Gregory R. Torsky, and Kenneth Wesley

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Campus Dining Waste Bin Efficiency Results, Daniel George, Chris Scholten, and Joe Elsen

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Resettlement of Refugees and their Rights, Anna Hill, Matthew Medina, and Cody Duston

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Farming the Future, Andrijka Holton, Brittany Jacobs, Cassie Swanson, Hannah Swanson, and Taylor Young

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Sustainable Urban Agriculture Project, Catherine Johnson, Sam Quick, Chelsea Barker, Drew Decker, and Chad Cleypool

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Art Prize Showcase, Emily Karsten, Abby Alden, Daniel Dyer, and Ian Thompson

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NOBL Neighborhood Association Greenspace, Hilary Lewis, Kate Casey, Lede Stevens, Madie Fairchild, and Tori Graves

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Calder Pollinator Garden Proposal, Lauren Maher, Betsy Vollmar, Amanda Lautner, and Noah Fettig

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The Living Room, Brooke Mellema, Valerie Gardner, Brittany Vandenberg, Jared Vos, and Noah Lamboley

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Solar Garden Project, Justin Mitchell, Caleb Brinson, Elizabeth Frimodt, Steven Whitehead, and Camille Duday

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Solar Garden Website, Gracey Mussina, Cara Maney, Christina Fox, and Elise Riffle

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Sustainable Dorm Display, Salix Sampson, Jaclyn Ermoyan, Teresa Huynh, Jessyca Stoepker, and Amber Tillman

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Solar Garden: On-Site Education, Audrey Tappenden, McKinsey Doolaard, Megan Jecks, and Benjamin Hunt

Submissions from 2015

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The Grand Gleaners Project Analysis, Kara D. Cook, Cody Gallagher, Elliott Holzman, Jonathan Neracher, and Emily Miotke

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Plastic Bag Initiative, Julia Dinverno, Emily Rasch, Alison Stemczyski, and Shelly Stusick

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Heartside’s Glean Ride: Bringing Fresh Food and Ideas to the Heart of Grand Rapids, Selina Dorking, Paige Eisen, Joseph Godfrey, Regina Lopez, and Steven Smith

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Food Fighters, Paige Eisen, Joseph Godfrey, Regina Lopez, Steven Smith, and Selina Dorking

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You Know, You Grow, Hannah J. Fernando, Madalyn Sienicki, Julia Dinverno, Brent M. Warren, and Jennifer Scholl

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Grand Gleaners, Cody Gallagher, Jonathon Neracher, Emily Miotke, Kara Cook, and Elliot Holzman

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Environmental Studies and Sustainability Showcase Schedule, Grand Valley State University

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Tackling Wicked Problems of Sustainability, LIB322 students

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Implementing Sustainable Literacy in Grand Rapids, MI, Joe Neikirk, Hannah Swanson, and Sam Blumer

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Grand Valley Cigarette Butt Recycling Initiative, Jonathan Neracher, Alex Rautio, Brent Warren, Garret Cornell, and Sarah Czekai

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SAP Design Project, Emily Noordyke, Jenna Harris, Laurie Goshom, Shannon Weaver, Alexa Wasielewski, Claire LeFebre, Jaquelyn Payne, and Natalie Zuelke

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You Know, You Grow, Jennifer Scholl, Madalyn Sienicki, Julia Dinverno, and Hannah Fernando

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Phoenix Farms, Hannah Swanson, Samantha Blumer, and Joseph Neikirk

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Battling Invasive Species, Amy Uppleger, Taylor Flamont, Sarah Hauler, Alison Morsink, and Geoffrey Kenney

Submissions from 2014

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Partnerships Between the Heartside Gleaning Initiative and Local Businesses in the Grand Rapids, MI Area, Kristy Bousquet, Mason Jonker, Brianna Powell, and Noah Taylor

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Fresher Start Team Project Analysis, Michael Carlson, Andrijka Macko, and Katie Richter

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The Hungry Games, Timothy Deters, Michael Garnaat, Isabel Gonzales, Megan Kupres, Evelyn Lugo, Ashley Munniksma, Jose Rivera, and Nathan Spencer

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Bringing Fresh Produce to a Heartside Daycare; Heartside Gleaning Initiative Partnership, Averi Doolittle, Wyatt Jones, and Chelsea VanAllsburg

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A Recipe for Healthy Communities, Amanda Foster, Alexis Cornwall, Steven Ergang, and Dylan Armstrong

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The Gleaning Workshop Project; A Workshop Curriculum for the Heartside Gleaning Initiative of Grand Rapids, MI, Cody Gallagher, Kelsey Jacques, Kathryn S. Jamesen, and Casey Wisely

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The Sprout Society, Michelle Haapala, Craig Coolman, and Jamie Groendyk

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Heartside Gleaning Initiative Food Waste Survey, Katelyn Kuhl, Sommer Tuttle, and Jessica Villarreal

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Tackling Wicked Food Issues, LIB322 students

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Michigan Medley Project Analysis, Josh Lorenz, Kyle Ramsey, Anna Kathryn Sluka, and Tyler Wiewiora

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3R- Reach, Recruit, Reform: Working with the Grand Rapids Community to Meet the Volunteer Needs of the Heartside Gleaning Initiative, Kyle Ramsey, Carly Simpson, Andrew Wallace, and Russell Werra

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Performing Soil Analysis Tests at the Sustainable Agriculture Project on a Regular Basis, Nick Woldyk

Submissions from 2013

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Fresh Start: Inspiring our Youth with Knowledge, Experience, Access to Farming, Local Foods, and Life Skills for Healthy and Sustainable Living, Evan Bell, Ross Damon, Dana Eardley, and Jessica Siemen

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C.A.R.R.O.T. / G.A.R.D.E.N.S.: Communities About Resource Responsibility Of Tomorrow Growing A Resource Dense Environment in Schools, Joel Cambell, Jessica Dake, Breanna Dubanik, and Marisha Ibrahim

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Tackling ‘Wicked’ Food Issues, Grand Valley State University

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The Food Maverick Project, Hilary Karnatz, Christina Ober, Alison Sells, and Carlton Sumner