2022 Sustainability Research Projects

In Holland, we believe that in order to become a vibrant, world-class community we must look at all aspects of our community.  This includes the “Triple Bottom Line” and the economic, social, and environmental impacts we all have. Our City of Holland Sustainability Committee created a seven-pillar framework with “lenses” to help us evaluate and make more sustainable …

Anchor Article About Our Hope Advocates for Sustainability Fair Trade and Environmental Justice Event

CLAIRE FURJANIC, APRIL 22, 2022 Hope Advocates for Sustainability (HAS) is an organization that works to promote sustainability at Hope College. On Wednesday, April 20, HAS partnered with The Bridge, a local non-profit located in downtown Holland, for an educational event at Hope about environmental justice and fair trade.  The Bridge is known for its …

Donations of Hope 2022

Monday, April 25 – Thursday, April 28 In partnership with Heart to Heart Resale, we will be setting up move out collection stations in the lobbies of Kollen, Phelps, Cook, Gilmore, and Dykstra. There will also be a station for students not living in those halls in the BSC inside the Student Life Office (open …

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 …

Join Hope Advocates for Sustainability for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Hope Advocates for Sustainability (HAS) is NOW HIRING for the 2022-2023 school year! Apply now on Handshake to join this amazing team of interns who are passionate about sustainability and making a change on campus. Head to Handshake to read more about each position.

Hope College Carbon Footprint Summer Research

The Carbon Footprint SHARP Research position is open for applications. The research focuses on Hope’s carbon footprint and energy usage. If this is something that interests you, click here for more information.

Campus Sustainability Month

October is Campus Sustainability Month and Hope Advocates for Sustainability (HAS) is excited to be hosting a number of activities to promote sustainability on Hope’s campus! Below is a list of events/activities that will be occurring. We would love to see you participate in any or all of them! October 5 and 9: Local Park …

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? …

Student-led solar project powers grounds equipment at Hope

Hope College is now powering some landscape equipment and electric golf carts by the sun!A small 2.4 kW photovoltaic system has been installed on top of the Keppel Carriage House thanks to students in the 2019-2020 Intro to Engineering Course. This carriage house itself is a repurposed building that was moved in the 1990s to …