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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Committed to excellence on, off, and under the fields
Pending the results of a 500-foot-deep test bore that was done in late August, university leaders are planning to install two small geothermal fields that will heat and cool the new outdoor athletic facilities on the northwest side of campus. News & Stories, September 12, 2023
On a Mission to Inspire Students to Dream Bigger
For two decades, Matt Heun, a professor of engineering at Calvin University, has inspired students to go beyond their own expectations of themselves. This spring, he's the recipient of Calvin’s 2023 Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching—the highest honor the university awards for teaching. News & Stories, April 21, 2023
Calvin University Receives STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Achievements
Calvin University has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. This year's overall score is the highest in the institution's history. News & Stories, March 29, 2023
Calvin students team up to save energy during January
During January, hundreds of Calvin students participated in Kill-A-Watt, a competition between residence halls to see who can conserve the most energy. Collectively, the residents saved 53,000-watt hours of electricity per day in the dorms. News & Stories, February 3, 2023
Calvin in 2022: A Year in Review
From a presidential transition to the first-ever graduation ceremony behind bars to adding new sports, spaces, and academic programming, there was no shortage of exciting happenings at Calvin in 2022. News & Stories, December 31, 2022
Transforming a campus into an arboretum
In 2022, Calvin University’s campus was designated as an arboretum. Certified arborist Bob Speelman, for whom the arboretum is now named, walks around the campus to pick out 12 of his favorite trees. News & Stories, December 21, 2022
Calvin adds two new cohort programs for fall 2023
The Sustainability Fellows Cohort and Common Good Coalition are two new exciting options for students entering Calvin in fall 2023 to consider. The application deadline is December 15, 2022. News & Stories, December 12, 2022
Engineering students shifting carbon into neutral at Calvin University
In a semester-long engineering class project, students developed their communication, math, and problem-solving skills as they discovered a path for Calvin to eliminate its natural-gas related net CO2 emissions from its heating. News & Stories, December 7, 2022