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Join us for the Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP) presentation and poster session on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tree planting - 3:00 p.m., west of Commons Dining Hall
Dr. Martine Vonk presentation - 3:30 p.m., CFAC Recital Hall
CEAP Poster Session in the CFAC lobby following the presentation (refreshments provided)

Before the Keynote Address we will celebrate Calvin’s designation as a Tree Campus USA, by planting a tree on the west side of the Commons Dining Hall.

Keynote Address:
"Weighing Values in the Search for Sustainability"
                                                  --Dr. Martine Vonk

Dr. Vonk's presentation titled, "Weighing Values in the Search for Sustainability,” is based on a study she has done Martine Vonk exploring the religious worldviews, values, and environmental impact of Amish, Hutterite, Franciscan, and Benedictine communities.

Dr. Martine Vonk works as Assistant Professor Ethics and Technology at the University of Applied Sciences Saxion in the Netherlands. She earned her PhD in 2011 at the Institute of Environmental Science at the VU University Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) on a thesis on sustainability and quality of life.  Vonk has been coordinator of the Noach Alliantie (Noah Alliance), a Dutch platform for Christian organizations concerned with environmental issues. She is founder of A Rocha Netherlands (a Christian organization working on nature preservation) and Time to Turn, a Christian youth movement on a green and fair lifestyle. She is married and the mother of a six-year old daughter.


Sustainability and Quality of Life: a study of th religious worldviews, values and environmental impact of amish, hutterite, franciscan and benedictine communities