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Campus Sustainability Resources and Organizations

Bunker Interpretive CenterBunker Interpretive Center
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
Bunker Center Solar project
The purpose of this website is to provide information about the 20 kW solar photovoltaic system that is installed on Calvin College's Vincent and Helen Bunker Interpretive Center building in 2004.
dining servicesCalvin Dining Services
"At Creative Dining Services, sustainability is not just another topic of conversation--it is a mode of operation"
Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP)
CEAP is a collaborative effort of faculty across Calvin’s campus, but mainly in the sciences, whose focus is the understanding of the campus and local ecosystem.
Calvin Sustainability Statement
This Statement is proposed as a positive step as we seek to interpret, wisely use, and compassionately care for God's creation.
Community Engagement
The Office of Community Engagement exists "to coordinate and envision for the purpose of academic engagement Calvin’s efforts within the community in which it resides."
arial view of Calvin's campus in autumnEcosystem Preserve GIS system
Interactive map with information about Calvin's campus and particularly, the Ecosystem Preserve
Environmental Geology major program
Required courses and cognates, along with a list of related elective options
Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies 
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.
Environmental Stewardship Coalition
The mission of the ESC is to raise campus consciousness regarding current environmental issues and to emphasize Christian stewardship as a personal and community responsibility.
Kill-a-Watt Sustainability Competition
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
Plaster Creek Stewards
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).
President's Report 2006
"I thank you for joining us in redeeming a good spot of earth on the corner of Burton and the East Beltline."
weather stationRenewable Energy Organization (Wind Energy)
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.
Service Learning Center
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.