Calvin holds a BA in Environmental Studies and MA in Sustainability Studies from Trent University. He led the on-campus fossil fuel divestment campaign from 2012-2016, and worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in 2017-2018.
"I wanted to get into politics because I'm frustrated by the lack of political action by our leaders to address the biggest challenge of our time- the climate crisis. We need more people in government that understand the science and urgency of the situation and are willing to act accordingly. I'm running for the BC Green Party because they are the only party willing to challenge the status quo and fight for strong climate action, progressive social policies and economic justice."
Calvin has been actively volunteering with different environmental groups over the years. He sits on the Board of Directors for Wildsight Golden and is the Coordinator of Wildsight Golden's Climate Action Taskforce. He was responsible for Golden committing to 100% renewable energy and Powell River endorsing a global treaty to phase out fossil fuels, and he successfully applied for a grant to finish installing solar panels on Golden Secondary School.
Currently, Calvin works as the Air Quality Coordinator for Wildsight Golden and the Electric Vehicle Car Share Coordinator for Golden Community Resources Society.