2022 Sustainability SIP Symposium

Keynote Address

On April 20th, we hosted the keynote address for the 2022 Sustainability SIP Symposium on Zoom. This event was sponsored by the Center for Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Studies and the Experiential Pathways Program.

Title: To Honor and Respect: a perspective from over 20 years of re-centering a university garden with Indigenous partners
Dr. David Michener

Dr. David Michener, curator at University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum, will share what he’s learned over two decades of working to decolonize the University’s approach to land stewardship and to develop sustained relationships with Indigenous partners that support their work in reclaiming land, seed and food sovereignty.

Learn more about Dr. Michener’s work here: Decolonizing University Land Management.  

SIP Presentations

On April 21st at 7pm Kalamazoo College seniors presented their Senior Integrated Projects (SIPs) related to the environment or sustainability. The SIPs came from various academic departments: Environmental Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Biology and Physics.

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