Learn to care for God’s creation
You care about God’s creation, and so do we. Deepen your understanding of the issues surrounding environmental sustainability by joining one of many green initiatives on Calvin’s campus.
In Their Own Words
Made in God’s image to live in loving communion with our Maker, we are appointed earthkeepers and caretakers to tend the earth, enjoy it, and love our neighbors. God uses our skills for the unfolding and well-being of his world so that creation and all who live in it may flourish.” Our World Belongs to God, A Contemporary Testimony
Ways to get involved
There are many ways to get involved with sustainability efforts at Calvin. Participate in the January Kill-a-Watt competition in the dorms, join a student organization or spend your first two years living with others who care about green initiatives on the Creation Care floor.
- Student Organizations
- Majors and Minors
- Creation Care/Outdoor Recreation Community
Apply to live on this special residence hall floor.
- Community Garden
Get your hands dirty by tending Calvin’s student-run community garden, an 18-bed space that grows delicious vegetables like basil and snow peas. See the Community Garden on Facebook.
- Kill-a-Watt Competition
Compete with other dorms on how much electricity you can save.
- Black-Out Event
Play games in the dark for an hour in your dorm!
- Trayless Dining
Save water in the dining hall by carrying your plate and glass to the table without a tray.
Wear green with your friends on this day to show solidarity with Calvin’s environmental initiatives.
- Lifestyle Challenges
Earn points for your dorm by going vegan for a month, or completing other challenges.
- Freecycle Day
Trade usable goods with your friends at this Earth Day event.
- Mad Farmer Foodfest
Local farmers come to campus for a day and serve delicious, sustainably-grown foods.