There is more to learning than earning a degree, so Trinity Western University's societies, ministries, and activities have you covered intellectually, spiritually, and physically. There's also no shortage of things to do. On campus or close-by, you'll find gourmet coffee, concerts, ocean fronts, varsity sports, and ski resorts. Highlighted below are some organizations and programs directly linked to the Environmental Studies Program.
TEA – Trinity Environmental Advocates
The focus of this newly-formed club is to raise student awareness of environmental issues at TWU and to encourage students to realize the individual impact of their every-day decisions. TEA facilitates this by bringing in a variety of speakers who lead discussions on specific environmental concerns, as well as by organizing other events, such as organic farm tours, BBQs featuring locally-grown produce, and Earth Week. Throughout all of these events, TEA works to show how humans were intended to be God’s stewards of creation, and provides practical means for carrying out this task through all aspects of our lives.
For more information, contact Karen Steensma or David Clements
SAGES – Student Association of Geographers and Environmental Studies
Provides a listserve for all Geography and Environmental Studies majors where job, volunteer, and scholarship opportunities are posted, as well as information on upcoming conferences, interesting articles, and other news and events. Students, staff, and faculty are free to circulate any information that falls within these guidelines.
For more information, contact Karen Steensma or Geraldine Jordan
Ecosystem Study Area Stewardship Program
This program is a unique opportunity for students to get involved in “caring for creation” in a practical way right on campus. It also provides excellent experience for those interested in the fields of Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, or Biology. While the main responsibility of an ESA steward is to spend 2-3 hours a week patrolling the ESA, there are also opportunities to help out with restoration and building projects, monitoring of the Salmon River and its tributaries, academic studies, and leading or participating in nature tours.
For more information, contact Christopher Hall, the ESA Manager.
Trinity Western University partners with a number of local environmental organizations. The benefits of students getting involved in these during their time at TWU are numerous as further training, volunteer experience, and even employment are provided. Some examples are:
A Rocha Canada
Langley Environmental Partners Society
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