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Wege Prize 2022

FIVE FINALIST TEAMS FROM FOUR CONTINENTS CHOSEN FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT COMPETITION — ENTRIES OFFER NEW SUSTAINABILITY SOLUTIONS FOR 2022 Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) announces finalists for Wege Prize 2022, global competition for the circular economy solutions Student teams from all over the world … More Wege Prize 2022 »

AWARD-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SCHOLAR, ADVOCATE, AUTHOR DR. BEVERLY WRIGHT TO PRESENT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECT ON DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council member will give a virtual presentation on Thursday, May 26, 2022 Grand Rapids, Michigan – April 26, 2022 – The Wege Foundation will host the 25th annual Wege Speaker Series (www.wegespeakerseries.com) on Thursday, May 26 at 4 pm. This year’s event will be … More AWARD-WINNING ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE SCHOLAR, ADVOCATE, AUTHOR DR. BEVERLY WRIGHT TO PRESENT ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS EFFECT ON DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES »

Wege Prize 2021 Winners

KENDALL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN OF FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY (KCAD) ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WEGE PRIZE 2021, AND PLANS FOR GROWTH, BIGGER PRIZE PURSE FOLLOWING AWARD OF 5-YEAR GRANT EXTENSION. A TEAM OF STUDENTS FROM GHANA AND COSTA RICA WINS FIRST PRIZE AND $15,000 USD WITH TRANSFORMATIVE CONCEPT TURNING WOOD … More Wege Prize 2021 Winners »

BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND EDUCATOR DR. ROBIN WALL KIMMERER TO PRESENT ABOUT RESTORING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS TO THE ENVIRONMENT

The founding director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment will give a virtual presentation on Thursday, May 27, 2021 Grand Rapids, Michigan – March 25, 2021 – The Wege Foundation will host the 24th annual Wege Speaker Series (www.wegespeakerseries.com) on Thursday, May 27 at 4pm. The flagship … More BEST-SELLING AUTHOR AND EDUCATOR DR. ROBIN WALL KIMMERER TO PRESENT ABOUT RESTORING HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS TO THE ENVIRONMENT »

Wege Prize 2020 Design Competition Winners

Global Student Design Competition  Ignites Game-Changing Sustainable Solutions  for the Economy of the Future, Provides Powerful  and Accessible Platform for Systemic Change Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) Announces Winners of Wege Prize 2020 Design Competition; 2021 competition launched Team of students studying in Uganda … More Wege Prize 2020 Design Competition Winners »

Wege Speaker Series Lecture of April 23 is cancelled.

Dear Wege Speaker friends, COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to present challenges to organizations and communities across the country, and we are all beginning to feel its effects. In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s latest recommendations and our own desire to limited any potential future impact of COVID-19, we are canceling this year’s Wege Speaker … More Wege Speaker Series Lecture of April 23 is cancelled. »

Kids’ Food Basket: Growing Direct Food Access and Urban Agriculture in Grand Rapids

Written content by Amanda St. Pierre • Videographer/photographer by Bryan Esler. The Wege Foundation was pleased to support the construction of the new Kids’ Food Basket headquarters and its sustainable urban farm program. Kids’ Food Basket was founded in 2002. Each weekday throughout the school year and summer, the organization … More Kids’ Food Basket: Growing Direct Food Access and Urban Agriculture in Grand Rapids »

International Student Design Competition’s Largest Field To-Date Reflects a World Ready to Work Together for a Better Future

Wege Prize 2020 draws field representing 24 countries, 64 academic institutions, and 100 academic disciplines; inspires student teams to collaborate across boundaries and help accelerate the global transition to a circular economy Grand Rapids, Mich. November 22, 2019 – Everywhere we look, the dominant narrative seems to be one of divisiveness and … More International Student Design Competition’s Largest Field To-Date Reflects a World Ready to Work Together for a Better Future »

WMCAT – Trout Unlimited and the Rogue River Watershed

Trout Unlimited is a cold water conservation organization that works on a national level conserving and protecting cold water fisheries and watersheds around the country. The organization partnered with Rockford Public Schools in 2016 and the surrounding communities to analyze the rivers and test the waters to see how it … More WMCAT – Trout Unlimited and the Rogue River Watershed »