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2013 Calvin Sustainability Summit

All Calvin faculty and staff are invited to attend this free summit.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Chapel Undercroft
8:00-8:15  Sign In
8:15-9:15 Opening Presentation: Dave Warners, biology professor and coauthor of the recent comprehensive report “Environmental Studies and Sustainability at Calvin College: Past Legacy, Present Activities and Proposed Future”
9:20-12:00 Field Trips
DeVos Communications Building Atrium
12:00-1:00  Lunch and Poster Session (lunch provided)
1:00-2:00 Afternoon Presentation: Ben Lowe, author, activist, and national organizer traveling to CCCU schools this spring mobilizing students for climate action
2:15-4:30 Working Groups

Registration is needed to obtain an accurate count for field trips and lunch.
Please RSVP by May 17, 2013.

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RSVP for lunch:
Please plan on me for lunch. (Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.)

RSVP for field trip preference (carpooling available for those with accessibility needs):
Visit to WMEAC & ICCF Headquarters. See the first double gold LEED-certified building in the nation with a green roof, light shelves, rain garden and other features at WMEAC. See the gold LEED-certified historic preservation project with underground rainwater cisterns, water permeable parking lot, and rooftop solar panels at ICCF.  (No. 6 Bus ride, 50 cents with Calvin bus discount card.) 

Visit to Aquinas College. See the sustainability efforts Aquinas College has committed itself to; they are on track to becoming a zero-waste-to-landfill campus by 2014, while saving money at the same. (No. 6 Bus ride, 50 cents with Calvin bus discount card; 10-minute walk to and from the campus.) 

Visit the Hidden Green at Calvin College. See up close, the cutting-edge green infrastructure and practices of the college, the recycling center, organic composting site, co-generation rooms, and the gold LEED-certified Bunker Center.

Comments and suggestions:
If you would like to participate as a discussion leader, help out with field trip logistics, or have accessibility needs related to going on the field trips, please let us know in the box below..

We hope to see you there! This year's planners include Lee Hardy, Becky Haney, Caroline Chadderdon, Don Hershey, Steven McBride, Henry Kingma, and Becki Levad.