The Bunker Interpretive Center is Calvin’s gold LEED-certified building at the edge of a 100-acre Ecosystem Preserve.
The Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens includes public trails and many other features to get you connected with nature.
Calvin’s community garden is run entirely by student coordinators.
Calvin's Environmental Stewardship Committee continuously seeks out ways to save energy and money, such as installing energy efficient LED lights in the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center.
Learn to care for God’s creation
You care about God’s creation, and so do we. Deepen your understanding of the issues surrounding environmental sustainability by joining one of many green initiatives on Calvin’s campus.
In Their Own Words
Our World Belongs to God, A Contemporary Testimony
Made in God’s image to live in loving communion with our Maker, we are appointed earthkeepers and caretakers to tend the earth, enjoy it, and love our neighbors. God uses our skills for the unfolding and well-being of his world so that creation and all who live in it may flourish.”
Ways to get involved
There are many ways to get involved with sustainability efforts at Calvin. Participate in the January Kill-a-Watt competition in the dorms, join a student organization or spend your first two years living with others who care about green initiatives on the Creation Care floor.
Majors and Minors
Creation Care/Outdoor Recreation Community
Get your hands dirty by tending Calvin’s student-run community garden, an 18-bed space that grows delicious vegetables like basil and snow peas. See the Community Garden on Facebook.
Compete with other dorms on how much electricity you can save. Earn points for your dorm by going vegan for a interim, or completing other lifestyle challenges.
Save water in the dining hall by carrying your plate and glass to the table without a tray.
As part of Kill-a-Watt, wear green with your friends on this day to show solidarity with Calvin’s environmental initiatives.
Trade usable goods with your friends at this Earth Day event.
Mad Farmer Foodfest
Local farmers come to campus for a day and serve delicious, sustainably-grown foods.