Environmental Studies Department
Social Justice is a fundamental part of sustainability. We as a department fully support the above statement. While we make plans for actionable items our department can take to fight racism, we applaud and pledge to support students and community members who are educating, organizing, and acting to build a world where everyone enjoys a safe, healthy, and beautiful environment.
Why environmental studies? We thought you'd never ask.
"After taking the Intro to Environmental Studies class I realized how interdisciplinary and intersectional the major is and I've been hooked ever since."
"I knew that I wanted to major in something related to social justice issues."
Kyle Busta '19
TruNorth Solar - Solar Installer
"I learned nearly every aspect of the [solar] installation process and enjoyed every second of it."
Alejandra Gallardo '20
The Garden School - City Seedlings Intern
2018 Jackson Fellow
"I worked with children ages 5-13 and created activities that encouraged them to be curious about their food and the environmental systems around them."
Environmental Studies Highlights
Our Climate to Change: Climate and Racial (In)Justice Through Artivism is an event featuring six artivists whose work addresses racial and climate justices. This event was hosted by students in Corrie Grosse's Fall 2020 ENVR 303 Climate Action Workshop class.
COP26 will be held in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2021! CSB/SJU student delegates attend the United Nations COP negotations each year as part of our Global Climate Policy class. The students conduct original research at the COP. Learn more.
CSB/SJU environmental studies hosted the Minnesota power dialog on climate change and justice. Events were held in all 50 states on April 7, 2020 - check out the videos!
Congratulations to environmental studies professor, Corrie Grosse, for being selected as one of the EE 30 Under 30 by the North American Association for Environmental Education! There were 175 nominees from all over the world. The award recognizes individuals from around the world who are making a difference through environmental education. Read Corrie's EE 30 Under 30 bio.
50 Years On: A Brief History of Earth Day
An article and resources about the first Earth Day held on April 22, 1970, including images of the CSB/SJU 1970 Earth Day program of events!