The Bunker Interpretive Center, at the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve provides approximately 5,000 square feet of space which serves as a home base for programs, a study center for the college community, and an educational resource for the general public to the preserve
The Environmental Science major program of concentration is intended for students who plan to pursue a career requiring scientific training in environmental problems and their solutions. The Environmental Studies group minor program of concentration is intended for students who are following a disciplinary major and who also have an interest in studying a broad range of environmental problems and issues at the local, national, and global levels.
Kill-a-Watt Sustainability Month is a holistic educational program in the residence halls to inspire and instill good stewardship in students. It is set up as a campus-wide competition to increase awareness and application of sustainability in Christian community. The program features educational events such as film and lectures and habit-forming events like the dining hall challenges, as well as both quantitative and qualitative evaluations of on-campus students’ commitment to sustainability
Since the spring of 2004, representatives from the West Michigan Environmental Action Coalition (WMEAC), Calvin College, and the Christian Reformed Church have been meeting to discuss a plan to address the problems and the potential of Plaster Creek. This group has evolved into the Plaster Creek Stewards (formerly Plaster Creek Watershed Working Group).
The Wind Turbine Project is aimed at researching and providing resources for wind-generation to Calvin Studentsand the community. Throughout the project the goal is to make a "Significant Impact" on Calvin's campus using wind energy.
The Service-Learning Center is here to help you connect with people who want to make a difference in metro Grand Rapids. Whether you attend or teach at Calvin, work in a nonprofit agency or want to introduce service-learning at your own college, you'll find your next best step on these pages.