- Thursday, May 10, 2018
- 3:30 PM–4:00 PM
- Covenant Fine Arts Recital Hall
Recently, there has been a resurgence of youth activism at the national level focused on several pressing issues, and climate change is no exception. In particular, young Christians are standing up and taking action by the thousands across the U.S. for stronger national policies to address the threat of climate change
Please join us as we work to implement the President’s Climate Commitment and celebrate Calvin’s long history of creation care. The Spring 2018 Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP) Poster Session will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 3:30 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center Recital Hall with a keynote presentation entitled, “Keeping the Faith: Mobilizing Young Christians Toward Climate Action" by Kyle Meyaard-Schaap of Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.). He will share about the work of Y.E.C.A. across the country--the successes they've seen, the challenges they face, and the reasons he has hope for the future. Come be encouraged and to hear how you can join the movement right here on Calvin's campus for a more just and livable climate future.
After the keynote presentation, join us for refreshments in the CFAC East Lobby and view student projects in biology, chemistry, and engineering on display at the CEAP Poster Session.
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap serves as the National Organizer and Spokesperson for Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (Y.E.C.A.). Kyle holds an undergraduate degree in religious studies from Calvin College (B.A. '12) and a Master's of Divinity degree from Western Theological Seminary (M.Div. '16). Before coming on staff at Y.E.C.A., Kyle served for four years as the Creation Care Coordinator at the Office of Social Justice for the Christian Reformed Church in North America, where he worked to educate and equip individuals and congregations to learn and act at the intersection of creation care and Christian faith. Much of his professional experience has involved the integration of theology, science, and action toward a deeper awareness of our Christian responsibility to care for God's earth and to love our neighbors, both at home and around the world.