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Bring deeper harmony into life and work in God’s creation
A new opportunity for students who join Calvin in the fall of 2023.
Climate change, biodiversity, energy, and the circular economy are some of the biggest challenges facing your generation. There's only one way to confront these challenges: together.
As a Sustainability Fellow, you’ll join a community of students and faculty committed to sustainability in our policies, infrastructure, and behaviors.
You’ll deepen your understanding of the challenges—but you’ll also focus on solutions. You’ll find them through collaborative work in fields like business, environmental studies, education, and philosophy. Along with fellow students from many different backgrounds and majors, you’ll work on projects with tangible impact. You’ll gather at Sustainability Action Workshops and take a spring break trip. You’ll plug into Calvin’s existing sustainability efforts—restoring the Plaster Creek Watershed, or bringing water to an disadvantaged community through the Clean Water Institute.
The Sustainability Fellows cohort provides an instant social group as you acclimate to campus, but it’s far more than that. You’ll grow in the classroom, connect with passionate faculty, prepare for a career in any field—and bring renewal to the world around you.
Applications for students starting at Calvin in fall 2023 were due on December 15, 2022. As space allows, cohort leaders may consider late applicants. Please email email@example.com if you are interested but missed the deadline. If you are starting Calvin after 2023, please send us your information (see form below) and we'll invite you to apply when the application is open to you!
What you’ll experience in this cohort
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How to Join Sustainability Fellows
Step 1: Apply and be admitted to Calvin! The Calvin application opens August 1, 2022.
Step 2: Once admitted, complete the Calvin Cohorts Application by December 15, 2022. As space allows, cohort leaders may consider late applicants. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested but missed the deadline.
Step 3: If invited, attend a Calvin Cohorts Preview & Interview Day in February.
Note: If you are starting Calvin after 2023, please send us your information (use form at bottom of page) and we'll invite you to apply when the application is open to you!
Sustainability at Calvin
Calvin University is home to many projects dedicated to sustainability. As a Sustainability Fellow, you’ll have the opportunity to get directly evolved with programs like these and more. Our ongoing work includes:
- The collaboration between engineering students and Habitat for Humanity
- The Plaster Creek Stewards program, focused on the restoration of a local watershed
- The Clean Water Institute, bringing clean water to threatened communities around the world
- An opportunity to join a living-learning community in the dorms focused around Outdoor Recreation and Creation Care
- Our Statement on Sustainability
- The Sustainability at Calvin website, with details on these and more sustainability efforts in our community
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