A Guide to Getting Your Hands Dirty: How Campus Green Spaces Promote Real World Problem Solving. By Kevin Martini Western Michigan University Kalamazoo MI. What are campus Green Spaces?. Enabling Structures at WMU:. WMU Office for Sustainability: Mission.
By Kevin Martini
Western Michigan University
The missionof the Office for Sustainability is to guide and assist the Western Michigan University community in fulfilling and growing its sustainability commitments. Through building a diverse and flourishing learning community around sustainability, we will continually explore and develop new opportunities to create a culture of sustainability and improve quality of life for all.
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Integrated Pest Management: A shift from preventative applications of synthetic agrochemical to systems which try to minimize negative by treating crop fields as microcosms, with complex pest-predator-produce relationships.
Cork Elm bud opening up after a successful take of a scion
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The unique, hands-on nature of green space research allows for inclusion of multifaceted direct learning experiences, which ultimately supplement and enhance traditional classroom learning while aiding in the development of real world problem solving skills.