On Friday November 10th, CSB/SJU students are landing in Bonn, Germany as delegates to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Annual Conference. After spending over half of the semester meeting once a week to study climate change effects, policies and technologies to address it, and debates over taking action, students will spend a week at the conference attending sessions devoted to issues related to a chosen topic.
"COP23 in Bonn will show to the world the two faces of climate change—firstly positive, resolute, inspiring momentum by so many governments and a growing array of cities and states to business, civil society leaders and UN agencies aligning to the Paris Agreement’s aims and goals. Secondly, the reality check. The thermometer of risk is rising; the pulse of the planet is racing; people are hurting; the window of opportunity is closing and we must go Further and Faster Together to lift ambition and action to the next defining level." Visit the COP23 website to learn more!
Sarah is one of 35 students nationwide to be selected for a Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship and a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Congratulations, Sarah!
"I have been grateful for the opportunity to explore my interests without confining myself to one path." See what else Sarah has to say!
While beginning my career at St. John's I was involved with many clubs and organizations that fell under the supervision of the envrionmental studies department, Outdoor University, or St. John's Arboretum - I found it impossible not to major in something that allowed me to get outside every week.
I'm passionate about sustainable agriculture and food security both in the United States and abroad, and I have had so many opportunities to communicate and connect with individuals from various fields.
Not only have I learned a lot, but I've also come to realize that regardless of what I do with my future, I'll never regret learning my way around the woods.