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Environmental Studies Alumnus Helps Make Maui Sustainable

Sept. 27, 2019

Dane Dostert (ENVS 08) Now the sustainability coordinator and head bartender for Maui Tropical Plantation, a unique business that is a mélange of restaurant and bar, coffee roaster, retail and sustainable agriculture on the western lobe of one of Hawaii’s most beloved islands. He created the plantation’s craft-cocktail program and still works two nights a week behind the bar. The rest of the time, he’s building sustainability programs and working in the field. “I’m really thankful to CU, which game me this sort of cross-pollination and promotion of interdisciplinary skills,” he says. “I’m able to engage in these seemingly disconnected pursuits in one place. That’s kind of cool.”

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Max Boykoff's Latest Book 'Creative (Climate) Communications' Coming Out August 22nd

Aug. 9, 2019

Maxwell Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He also is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies program and is Adjunct faculty in the Geography Department.

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Pete Newton Selected as a 2019 DBJ Who's Who in Agriculture

April 24, 2019

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ENVS PhD Student Joins US Scientists to Climb Everest for Climate Data

March 29, 2019

Featured art: Glacier Project, 2019, courtesy artist Trine Bumiller and Robischon Gallery

ENVS students find fresh ways to promote art exhibit on climate change

March 1, 2019

A new exhibit exploring the space where art and the natural world meet is on view at the CU Art Museum. The exhibit, Documenting Change: Our Climate (Past, Present, Future), showcases 70 artworks from 31 artists. The exhibit features documentary photographs from the archives of the National Snow and Ice Data Center and contemporary artworks with a focus on the Rocky Mountains. Undergraduate students Dante Dupont (Anthropology) and Valerie Foley (Environmental Studies and ATOC) have been developing activities for students at the museum since the fall semester.

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Pushing Boundaries: Masters of the Environment Students Help Aim for Zero Waste at Vail Resort

Feb. 19, 2019

Year long capstone project conducted by three CU Boulder students pursuing a Masters of the Environment (MENV) professional graduate degree teamed up with Vail Resorts Inc. to help the industry leader reach its commitment to send no waste to the landfill by 2030. MENV is an interdisciplinary, applications-focused professional graduate degree in the Environmental Studies Program. Brielle Corry, Callyn Gonzalez and Nina Waysdorf, conducted waste audits at Vail and at Breckenridge Resort to calculate each resort’s potential rate of diversion from the landfill.

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ENVS Affiliate Deserai Crow in the Spotlight

Aug. 24, 2018

Five Questions for Deserai Crow. Environmental policy, natural disasters prove fertile research ground for lover of the outdoors

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Changes to East Campus bus routes to enhance service

Aug. 16, 2018

Make sure you have your eco pass! Students who travel between campuses for classes and appointments will see changes in the bus routes and schedules begining Aug. 27th. These changes are intended to tailor routes specifically and individually to the Discovery Drive and Marine Street areas of East Campus. RTD’s Stampede route is being shortened to provide improved and dedicated service to Discovery drive

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Rachael Kaspar, ENVS Alumni, Researches Honeybee Hive & Behavior

Aug. 2, 2018

ENVS Undergraduates get the opportunity to do some pretty fabulous research! CU Boulder Today highlights ENVS alumn, Rachael Kaspar, who studied the secret lives and social behavior of honeybees. Kaspar graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in ecology and evolutionary biology, and in environmental studies with a minor in atmospheric and oceanic sciences. She is the lead author of a scientific article in Animal Behaviour based on her undergraduate honors thesis about honeybee behavior, which shows experienced fanner honey bees influence younger, inexperienced bees to fan their colony to cool it down.

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Beth Osnes Uses Theater to Communicate Climate Change One Child at a Time

July 24, 2018

ENVS affiliate, associate professor Beth Osnes, discuss with CU Boulder Today her creation and direction of Shine, a musical performance about how energy, climate and humans are interrelated. Set against a hand-drawn backdrop representing 300 million years of earth’s geologic history, youngsters dressed in colorful costumes symbolizing plants and insects sing and gambol around the stage. Osnes works is co-founder and co-director of Inside the Greenhouse, an endowed initiative at CU Boulder to celebrate creative climate communication through film, theater, dance and music.

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