Environmental Studies Department

A statement from the CSB/SJU Joint Faculty Senate on the murder of George Floyd (PDF).

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.

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Morgan Clark-Sager, CSB '20

Morgan Clark-Sager '20

"My advice is simple. Have fun. The program offers many classes with different subjects so that there is something for everyone."

Internship Spotlight

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

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!