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CEAP-Related Resources and Links

Internal Resources

For information on programs available through Calvin, visit Environmental Programs/Creation Care at Calvin College.

Regional Resources:

A Rocha
A Rocha is a Christian nature conservation organisation, our name coming from the Portuguese for “the Rock,” as the first initiative was a field study centre in Portugal. A Rocha projects are frequently cross-cultural in character, and share a community emphasis, with a focus on science and research, practical conservation and environmental education.
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Our mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations.
Au Sable Institute
Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies provides university-level courses with transferable credits to over 50 colleges and universities, the framework and services for sustainable community-building, environmental education and restoration for school children and adults, facilities for community and environmental organizations, community and regional conferences and retreats, and outreach services. 
Campus Ecology Program:
Campus Ecology is a program operated by the National Wildlife Federation that helps students, administrators, and faculty implement and sustain environmental programs.
Center for Sustainability, Aquinas College
Student-run and faculty-directed, the Center for Sustainability at Aquinas College is dedicated to the development and advancement of organizations and communities that promote economic viability, natural world kinship, and social responsibility.
Creation Care Studies Program
The Creation Care Study program is a high-caliber academic semester abroad connecting Christian faith with the most complex, urgent global issues of the coming decades.
Office of Campus Sustainability - Michigan State University
The University Committee for a Sustainable Campus (UCSC) began in 1999 as a grassroots effort of faculty, staff, and students to make the university a more environmentally aware and proactive institution by infusing sustainability into its academic, research and operational missions.
Grand Rapids Community Sustainability Partnership
 The Community Sustainability Partnership is a coalition of businesses, community members, and city administrations to facilitate the sharing of information, combination of strengths, and to take advantage of opportunities.
Grand Valley State University's Sustainable Community Development Initiative (SCDI)
 
Michigan Higher Education Partnership for Sustainability
This learning network models and informs the sustainable development of Michigan, the nation, and the global community.
Piedmont Project (Emory University)
From its beginnings as a grassroots effort to strengthen Emory's engagement with sustainability and environmental issues, the project has grown into a curriculum development program and into widening cirles of dialogue among faculty and graduate students.
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute for Environmental Education
The mission of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is to promote environmental education, research, preservation, and appreciation. The Institute is open to the public and welcomes a wide range of visitors including environmental professionals, researchers, K-12 educators and students, college/university students and faculty, and of course, the public. 
Rain Gardens of West Michigan
Rain Gardens of West Michigan is an environmental education program focused on stormwater education, and on the values of using rain gardens and native plants in the landscape to improve urban and suburban water quality. 
US Green Building Council
USGBC leads an unlikely diverse constituency of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofit organizations, elected officials and concerned citizens, and teachers and students. This site includes detailed information on the LEED building certification system.
 
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
Since 1968, WMEAC has served as West Michigan’s leading voice for environmental protection. WMEAC is committed to empowering West Michigan’s citizens, businesses, institutions and organizations with the tools they need to become better stewards of our environment.
West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum exists to promote business practices that demonstrate environmental stewardship, economic vitality, and social responsibility. Its goal is encourage the adoption and implementation of sustainable development business practices aimed at improving corporate profitability while simultaneously enhancing the long-term health of the environment.

Environmental Organizations:

Calvin College does not necessarily support the views given by any of these organizations

EnviroLink
Online Enviromental Community. EnviroLink maintains a database of thousands of environmental resources and provides internet services to non-profit organizations.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy preserves habitats and species by buying the land and water they need to survive.
Restoring Eden
Restoring Eden is a network of Christians working to become a grassroots movement within the church.  It is dedicated to empowering Christians to engage in faithful stewardship of the natural world as a biblical, moral, and wise value.  
The Sierra Club
One of the nation's oldest and most politically active environmentalists organizations.
Target Earth
A Christian environmental group focusing on stewardship–to love both our neighbors and our world.

Books and Publications

Greener by Degrees: Exploring Sustainability through Higher Education Curricula
This book contains 37 chapters exploring different aspects of sustainability within the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum.  The disciplines covered range from marketing to design; landscape architecture to leisure management, broadcast journalism to geography. Each case study is explained in practical terms to allow replication of the approaches and ideas.
Holy Ground: A Gathering of Voices on Caring for Creation,
edited by Lyndsay Moseley and the staff of Sierra Club Books