Environmental Studies Department

Why environmental studies? We thought you'd never ask.

Meet Our Students Meet Our Faculty Meet Our Graduates Environmental & Racial Justice

Con Brady '22 (he/him)

Con Brady '22 (he/him)

"Having the arboretum right on campus is perfect for ES because we can have class in an outside setting or do research right on campus."

Elena Lozano '22 (she/her)

Elena Lozano '22 (she/her)

"I am inspired by sustainability and small-scale actions that lead to large-scale change."

Internship Spotlight

Madeleine Partch CSB '21Madeleine Partch '21
Saint John's Abbey Arboretum - Student Land Manager

"Seeing the results and understanding the benefits of the work I was doing made going to work really exciting." 

Kyle Busta SJU '19Kyle Busta '19
TruNorth Solar - Solar Installer

"I learned nearly every aspect of the [solar] installation process and enjoyed every second of it." 

Allejandra Gallardo, CSB '20Alejandra 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."

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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.

students at COP 25 negotiations

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.

solve climate by 2030CSB/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!

Environmental studies major Jack Pieper '21 and George Maurer '88 connect as artists and as Johnnies.

Dr. Corrie GrosseEE 30 Under 30

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.

1970 US postage stampe: save our cities, save our soil, save our air, save our water50 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!