Food Service Industry Protein Sustainability Scorecard

“Our food system has major impacts on the environment. Agriculture occupies half of all ice-free land on Earth, and the global food system is responsible for 20%-37% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Animal products have a much larger environmental footprint than plant-based foods, using more resources and causing more greenhouse gas emissions… A shift toward plant-based foods …

NEW Environmental Internship Fund for Hope College Students

Are you considering pursuing an internship addressing environmental advocacy and/or education with a non-profit organization for this summer? If so, Hope College is offering a new funding source to support a low or non-paid role: the Environmental Internship Fund. This new fund will provide up to $4,000 to support a full-time summer internship addressing a …

Nurturing Stewardship Through Peer Mentoring

ExploreHope and the Office of Sustainability are recruiting Hope College students who love the outdoors and want to share their enthusiasm with area k-12 students. We are looking for students to help nurture environmental stewardship through peer mentoring and volunteerism in our educational programs. Students, if you are interested in being contacted when we have …

Living Sustainably: Students study air quality with local monitors

A recent report cites 104 fires burning more than 2.4 million acres in 14 U.S. states. Would it surprise you to know that these wildfires impact us here in Holland?  Pictures from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data show wildfire smoke wafting through West Michigan last month. Did you notice these plumes as they drifted through Holland? …

FREE Trees With HBPW’s Energy Saving Trees Giveaway

Reserve your FREE TREE (while supplies last) arborday.org/HBPW Hurry, before they’re gone! Energy Saving Trees – Holland BPW and the City of Holland are providing free trees to HBPW electric customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. Tree distribution will be Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Green Commute Week 2021

Green Commute “Week” is a fun event intended to take vehicles off the road during the height of ozone season (June through August). Every year, the event aims to encourage individuals to carpool, ride the bus, ride a bike, walk, and telecommute.This year, we are trying something different – Green Commute “Week” BINGO! The event …

April 2021 Wellness Program Challenges Help Celebrate Earth Month

At the start of 2021, a national survey revealed that nearly 84% of adults have reported experiencing at least one emotion associated with prolonged stress. Prolonged stress disrupts the balance of a healthy mind and body. This month, learn methods to help manage your stress and how something as simple as laughter can provide lasting benefits …

Living Sustainably: Tree benefits branch far out

By Zoe Gum, Alec Berrodin and Katelyn DeWitt, Hope College Biology Students How much is that tree in your front yard worth? Sure, you might cash in once on its lumber value – or you could treat it as a long-term investment. In the latter case, the value will grow tremendously as the tree ages and provides …