How can you get involved?
Student groups on campus:
Calvin Bike Club—This club promotes cycling in the Calvin community through instruction, organized rides, and any events involving cycling. The club also focuses on the redemptive qualities found in cycling, including physical and mental health, enjoyment of God's creation, and relationships. (www.calvin.edu/admin/student-org/a-z.html)
Environmental Stewardship Coalition (student group)—The Coalition is a long-standing student organization at Calvin which seeks to raise student, faculty, and administrative consciousness of current environmental issues and to emphasize Christian stewardship as the responsibility of the Calvin community. (www.calvin.edu/admin/student-org/a-z.html)
Renewable Energy Organization (REO)—The Calvin College Renewable Energy Organization received a $6000 grant in 2007 from the State of Michigan and an additional $5000 from Calvin’s administration to build a demonstration wind turbine on Calvin’s campus. The focus of the wind turbine project is to gain understanding and data for future projects, and to provide resources for students to learn more about clean, renewable energy, and to promote alternative energy resources. (Moodle.calvin.edu/bbcswebdav/orgs/Renewable_Energy_org/)
Social Justice Committee (SJC)— The SJC exists to enact God's Kingdom of justice. SJC is inspired by verses like Micah 6:8 "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (NIV) SLC projects have included: Collecting money for the CRWRC Peter Fish Campaign to combat world hunger, hosting a benefit show for the Free Burma Rangers medical team, protesting Burger King's lack of labor justice, writing letters for a more fair Farm Bill, serving the homeless at Degagé Coffee House, and advocating for Fair Trade coffee on campus. The blog address is www.calvinsjc.wordpress.com.
Students for Compassionate Living (SCL)—SCL is Calvin’s student-led animal advocacy organization. SCL’s goal has been to foster dialogue at Calvin regarding the relationship between humans and animals, to encourage students to think about what their daily choices can mean for the lives of billions of animals, and to educate students about the myriad of ways animals are used in present society so that we can make better informed, more compassionate decisions for how to live. (calvinscl.wordpress.com/)