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Join us for the Calvin Environmental Assessment Program (CEAP) presentation and poster session on Thursday, May 5, 2016 and a celebration of STARS*

Keynote Address:
"How to Save A Planet: A User’s Guide"
–Mark Van Putten

3:30 p.m., Science Building 010
CEAP Poster Session following the presentation (refreshments following in DeVries Hall Atrium)
Mark Van Putten

Mark Van Putten is an accomplished environmental attorney and his presentation will highlight some of the most memorable successes of the environmental movement in the past 30 years while also creating a hopeful vision for the future.

Mark Van Putten is currently the President and CEO of the Wege Foundation, a local foundation begun by Peter Wege which provides philanthropic support in the areas of Environment, Education, Arts & Culture, Human Services, and Health Care. Previously, Mark was President of ConservationStrategy® llc, a philanthropic advisory firm specializing in environmental and natural resources issues. Mark currently serves as the Board Chair of the Environmental Grantmakers Association. Earlier, Mark served for 21 years on the staff of the Washington D.C.-based National Wildlife Federation – America’s largest membership-based conservation organization – including nearly eight years as President and CEO. He is a graduate magna cum laude of and currently serves as a part-time Public Service/Public Interest Law Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School. He received his B.A. degree from Calvin College in 1976. On the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, he was named one of 30 nationwide “Clean Water Heroes.”

*With more than 650 participants on six continents, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. [AASHE: Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS: Sustainability Tracking and Rating System.]


Sustainability news

Congratulations! Calvin College earned a STARS (c) Silver Rating from AASHE in recognition of its sustainability achievements. Here is the link to our report ».

Calvin's Sustainability Efforts in the News

EPA National Office of Water newsletter - Urban Water Learning Network feature on Plaster Creek

DEQ - DEQ awards water quality monitoring grants - EPA Awards Grants to Promote Environmental Stewardship in Michigan

MLIVE - Plaster Creek restoration work receives more federal funding

MLIVE - Calvin College group gets $1.1 million for Plaster Creek restoration effort

Healthy Lakes - Restoring Local Creek Brings Diverse Communities Together

Urban Waters - Plaster Creek Stewards