Professor Michaela Zint is the 2014 recipient of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) Outstanding Contributions to Research in Environmental Education Award. One researcher is selected annually for this prestigious honor by previous recipients of the award, all of whom are leading US and international environmental education (EE) scholars.
From the release of captive species to their natural habitats, to restoring ecosystems in rural and urban areas, to “rewilding the child”, BBC correspondent Tim Marlow explores ideas about rewilding. Joan Nassauer, SNRE Landscape Architecture Professor, joins environmentalist and writer George Monbiot and Frans Schepers from Rewilding Europe on this episode of the Forum. Listen to the full program here.
Alejandro Colsa Perez (MS 2014) has spent this summer working at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first in a series of blogs reflecting on his experience in Geneva as a participant of the Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance.
Professor Rosina M. Bierbaum, former Dean of SNRE and co-author of the United States National Climate Assessment, explaining the urgent need to address climate change in a new video. Dr. Bierbaum sits on the board of Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing. This video is her second in a series produced by the Institute, and was released in conjunction with the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. To watch the video, click here.
PitE and SNRE host speaker series featuring notable conservation biologists and ecologists, honoring Michigan alumni who have made significant contributions to ecological conservation.
ANN ARBOR, MICH – On Friday, October 3, 2014, U-M’s PitE and SNRE hosted Dr. Dan Janzen, who gave a lecture on conservation of tropical wildlands through biodiversity development.
Rachel Chalat, a third year joint degree student with SNRE studying Applied Economics and Science in Sustainable Systems, tied for first place in a national clean energy competition. Hosted by MIT's Energy Initiative, the Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Awards recognized Rachel's research in the development of a new method for states to assess compliance options for the EPA's proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from existing power plants. Her work has been exemplary and has gained considerable interest with stakeholders across the Midwest.