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ENVS PhD grad and professor show that indigenous land rights help reduce deforestation in Brazil

Jan. 26, 2023

Recent ENVS PhD graduate, Rayna Benzeev, and ENVS Professor, Peter Newton , published a landmark study in the journal PNAS Nexus today titled, "Formalizing tenure of Indigenous lands improved forest outcomes in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil." The research, which is part of Dr. Benzeev's doctoral work in ENVS shows...

MINT study

ENVS PhD grad and professor publish study showing mental health improvements linked to outdoor activities

Jan. 26, 2023

Loneliness in the US has skyrocketed, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. This recently published study led by ENVS Professor, Jill Litt , and recent ENVS PhD graduate, Ashby Lavelle Sachs, used outdoor spaces to facilitate community showing significant improvement in mental health among pregnant teens and young mothers. Read the...

Maxwell Boykoff

ENVS Chair talks with NPR about climate consequences of plastic coffee pods

Jan. 25, 2023

Check out ENVS Chair, Max Boykoff's, conversation on NPR discussing the harmful effects of coffee pods on the climate.

Zia Mehrabi

Winter storms threaten food security for most vulnerable

Jan. 24, 2023

As winter continues to hurl brutal storms across the country, more is being upset than just flight schedules. Last month, ENVS Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , spoke with AXIOS about the damages done to our food systems this winter and how its affecting the most vulnerable.

ENVS Save the Date

Save the Date! ENVS is celebrating 30 years of undergrad, 20 years of MS and PhD research, and 7 years of MENV

Jan. 24, 2023

Jill Litt

ENVS Professor leads study demonstrating the value and connection between gardening and improved mental and physical health

Jan. 17, 2023

Just published in the journal, The Lancet Planetary Health, Professor Jill Litt and co-authors showed convincing evidence that community gardens improve multiple areas of physical and mental health.

ENVS Save the Date

Save the Date! ENVS is celebrating 30, 20, and 7 years of environmental research and education

Dec. 14, 2022

In Spring 2023, the Department of Environmental Studies is celebrating 30 years of educating undergraduates, 20 years of training M.Sc. and Ph.D. researchers, and 7 years of shaping practitioners through the Masters of the Environment (MENV) program. During the weekend of Earth Day 2023 (22 April 2023), a reunion will...

Right Here Right Now Bipartisan Youth Climate Advocacy panel

ENVS Professor and PhD Candidate join panel on Bipartisan Youth Climate Advocacy at Right Here, Right Now Climate Summit

Dec. 4, 2022

Today, at the Right Here, Right Now Climate Summit, ENVS Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Social and Environmental Futures, Matthew Burgess , led a panel on Bipartisan Youth Climate Advocacy with representatives from the American Conservation Coalition, Green For all Campaign, and ENVS PhD candidate Emily Nocito...

Karen Bailey

ENVS Assistant Professor, Karen Bailey, awarded 2022 Excellence in Ecology accolade

Nov. 10, 2022

We are very excited to announce that Dr. Karen Bailey, Assistant Professor in ENVS, was awarded the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) 2022 Excellence in Ecology (EEE) award for early – mid career scholars! Click here for more information on Dr. Bailey, ESA and the EEE award. Congrats!

RASEI energy faculty

RASEI and ENVS search for a tenure-track faculty member in energy

Nov. 1, 2022

The Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI) at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring a tenure-track faculty member in energy. The position is open to candidates from a wide range of background/disciplines in clean energy sciences, technology, sustainability, economics, and policy and the tenure-home department will be decided based...