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A list of the 40 most influential environmental justice conflicts in American history—compiled by students at the University of Michigan—has been added to a new "Global Atlas of Environmental Justice," an interactive online map detailing about 1,000 environmental conflicts worldwide. The atlas is a product of the European Union-funded EJOLT project (Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade), which is hosting a conference this month in Lund, Sweden.

SNRE Faculty book covers

U-M Faculty Authors Event, 3/20

The cover art for these books will be incorporated into a temporary digital exhibit in the Author’s Corner in the Hatcher Graduate Library.

Dan Brown, Land Use and the Carbon Cycle: Advances in Integrated Science, Management and Policy, Cambridge University Press
Raymond De Young and Thomas Princen, The Localization Reader: Adapting to the Coming Downshift, MIT Press

The purpose of the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards is to recognize exceptional and unusually interesting work produced by doctoral students in the last phase of their graduate work.  Kerry Ard was chosen as a 2013 recipient for her thesis: Changes in Exposure to Industrial Air Pollution Across the United States from 1995 to 2004: The Role of Race, Income, and Segregation.

SNRE is happy to welcome Jose Alfaro to our faculty. Jose will make a critical addition to our collective work in sustainable systems and promises to be a wonderful colleague and mentor to so many in our community.  He will also be leading our international engagement efforts, which includes a substantial School commitment to the Sustainability without Borders Program.


On Tuesday, January 21st, several members of the SNRE community braved the polar vortex to attend a special one-night screening of the award-winning environmental documentary, Elemental, at the historic Michigan Theater.  Produced by Go Project FilmsElemental tells the story of three change-makers from across the world fighting environmental challenges in their respective communities – namely, to restore the G

Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) is a student organization sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. Our mission is to create a network of sustainability practitioners who develop and implement environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable projects. Although we are a student organization, our membership is open to fellow sustainability enthusiasts.

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