At Calvin, we want renewing God’s good earth to be a way of life, so we make sustainability a priority—as an educational goal and an institutional value. The Provost's Sustainability Initiative is a major research initiative that began in 2015.
The goal of this initiative is to build on the grassroots, broadly based sustainability efforts at Calvin that have been ongoing for more than three decades. The breadth of the proposed output is exhilarating, consisting in advances in teaching and scholarship through books, articles, teaching modules, faculty workshops, new and expanded courses, and much more. The proposal has included funding for sabbaticals, student researchers, summer stipends and other miscellaneous funding.
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New software enhances the study of animal ecology
Recognizing a need for freely available, easy-to-use tools for bio-logging, Calvin professor Stacy DeRuiter led a collaborative project to develop new software to enhance the study of animal ecology. News & Stories, March 6, 2018
Calvin earns Tree Campus USA distinction
For the sixth consecutive year, Calvin College is honored with Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. News & Stories, March 5, 2018
Calvin College advances its commitment to environmental sustainability
On Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4 p.m., Calvin College President Michael Le Roy signed Second Nature’s Presidents’ Climate Commitment. News & Stories, December 6, 2017
Ecosystem Preserve expands, adds a new avenue for adventure
Calvin added four more acres to the public portion of its Ecosystem Preserve. The added land includes interesting ecological features and a new trail which will be open to visitors in fall 2017. News & Stories, October 23, 2017
Maroon, gold and green
In 2017, Calvin College received national recognition for its sustainability efforts from the Arbor Day Foundation, Princeton Review, Sierra Club and STARS. News & Stories, September 22, 2017
Calvin scores silver rating for sustainability
Calvin College received a silver rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). News & Stories, September 20, 2017
Animals and the Kingdom of God Lecture Series celebrates 10th anniversary
On April 4, Calvin College hosts a lecture series that amplifies Christian scholarly voices in a discussion often shaped by secular perspectives. News & Stories, March 27, 2017
Calvin student guides urban planning effort in Appleton
Second year student Noah Schumerth's committed to finding a solution to Appleton’s zoning code that would best meet the demands of its residents. News & Stories, November 17, 2016