News & Events

  • Gabrial Canfield ’21, an environmental studies major and Native American studies minor from Ketchikan, Alaska, has been named one of this year’s 55 Udall Scholars for her commitment to Native American issues and the environment.

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  • Emma Esterman ’20, a biology major and environmental studies minor received a Goldwater scholarship for her research in genomics. She is among 496 undergraduates to receive Goldwater scholarships this year.

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  • Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, Conservation International's Center for Oceans
    “Confronting a sea of change: Overcoming uncertainty and inequality in global fisheries”

    Monday, May 6
    2:00-3:00 PM
    041 Haldeman

    Description: Fisheries are critical for food and livelihood security for billions of people across the planet, yet face increasing uncertainty and inequality given climate change, globalized markets, and other large- and small-scale drivers of change....

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  • Alero Akporiaye, RISD History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences (HPSS) Department
    “When Communities Attack: Company-Community Conflict in the Extractive Sector”

    Monday, May 20
    2:00-3:00
    041 Haldeman

    Description: While extractive sector multinational corporations (MNCs) can generate positive benefits such as employment and technological and managerial transfers in host countries, their operations can also yield negative...

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  • Please join us for the George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture!  This is the third lecture in the series focused on Indigenous Environmental Studies and Science.

    Andrew Curley, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geography

    “What is a Resource Curse? Energy, Development, and sovereignty in Native North America”

    Monday, May 13, 2019
    4:00-5:15 p.m.
    006 Steele

    Indigenous homelands sit on highly...

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  • Please save the date for the George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture!  This is the second lecture in the series focused on Indigenous Environmental Studies and Science.

    Kyle Whyte, Timnick Chair in the Humanities and Professor in the departments of Philosophy and Community Sustainability at Michigan State University

    Is Time Running Out to Stop Climate Change? The Problems and Possibilities of Acting "Urgently" in an Unjust World

    Wednesday,...

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  • Please join us for the George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture!  This is the first lecture in the series focused on Indigenous Environmental Studies and Science.

    Dr. Zoe Todd, Department of Sociology and Anthropology & the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

    "Fish, fossils, fuel: kinship and claiming in Alberta's petro-economies"

    Monday, March 4, 2019
    3:30-4:00 Snacks and Conversation
    4:00-5:00 Lecture
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  • The Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society has awarded its inaugural round of one-year seed grants to nine energy-related projects proposed by faculty and students. Topics range from the transformation of energy systems in New Hampshire and Greenland to novel technologies that enable more efficient motors.

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  • Meet the man whose inspirational life story is about to open Sundance in Salt Lake.  William Kamkwamba's book "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" has been make into a movie and is the 2019 Sundance Film Festival official selection.

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  • As an undergraduate, Alisa White ’17 conducted a survey of 992 Vermont forest landowners to assess their willingness to join a carbon offset program and generate carbon offsets from their forest land. Carbon offsets allow individuals and companies to offset their carbon footprints by investing in environmental projects around the world. 

    Her senior thesis was based on the survey, the results of which—yes, the landowners were interested—were reported in a recent issue of the journal...

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