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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Researchers find energy savings from improved energy efficiency to be overestimated
Matt Heun, professor of engineering at Calvin University, is among a team of researchers who published their conclusions today that the models used to produce global climate scenarios may overestimate the energy and emission savings from improved energy efficiency. News & Stories, March 3, 2021
Calvin University featured in The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges 2021 Edition
The Princeton Review highlights Calvin University as one of the nation's most environmentally responsible institutions. News & Stories, October 29, 2020
When research on the water turns to gold
Laura Dykstra started research at Calvin University right away. Now, three years in, her research has been published, her passion for research deepened, and she recently earned what's widely considered as the top undergraduate research award in her field. News & Stories, April 6, 2020
Calvin receives national recognition for community engagement
Calvin University is one of 359 campuses across the country to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement in 2020. News & Stories, February 11, 2020
Collecting acorns, preserving roots
On Friday, July 19, the oldest known tree on Calvin's 400-acre campus came crashing down. But a simple act taken more than a decade prior helped preserve the tree's legacy. News & Stories, November 20, 2019
Plaster Creek Stewards receive national award
Plaster Creek Stewards, an initiative of Calvin University, received national recognition for their work returning health and beauty to one of the most contaminated urban waterways in West Michigan. News & Stories, August 5, 2019
Calvin recognized as Tree Campus USA
For the seventh straight year, Calvin earns Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. News & Stories, April 22, 2019
Leading Climate Action with The Gospel
Kyle Meyaard-Schaap is the national organizer and spokesperson for the Young Evangelicals for Climate Action, an organization that includes more than 10,000 young people. News & Stories, November 20, 2018