Autumn 2016 Sustainability Course: Sustainability - Personal Choices, Broad Impacts

This fall's course "Sustainability: Personal Choices, Broad Impacts" (ENVIR 239) will present frameworks of sustainability via exploration of key pillars of sustainability, the history of sustainability movements, and sustainability in action. Students examine personal and global aspects of sustainability through issues such as smart growth, environmental and natural building, green business and energy, ecotourism, and international policy

Autumn 2016 Sustainability Course: Food and the Environment

The fall quarter class Food and the Environment (C ENV110) is open to all students and has no prerequisites. In this course, Students will relate the production and consumption of food to the major areas of environmental science including energy use, water consumption, biodiversity loss, soil loss, pollution, nutrient cycles, and climate change. The course will study the basic science and how food production impacts the key processes.

Autumn 2016 Sustainability Course: Global Warming

Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) 111 will give students a board overview of the science of global warming. The class is open to all students, and will discuss the causes, evidence, future projections, societal and environmental impacts, and potential solutions to global warming. Students will also study the debate on global warming with a focus on scientific issues.

Environmental Studies students present capstone projects

UW Environmental Studies majors gathered in Alder Hall last week to present their capstone projects, which ranged from in-depth looks at millennials’ involvement in environmental advocacy to research on improving our connectedness with nature.

“I’m always impressed by students,” said capstone instructor Sean McDonald. “They apply their environmental degree to the professional world.”

Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy in Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is accepting applications through July 1 for the 6th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE), a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series for students and professionals. Admission into the program is highly competitive, drawing from a national pool of applicants. All participants attend free of charge, and will receive lodging for the duration of the two-week program. Many attendees will also receive partial support for travel costs.