Maxwell Boykoff
ENVS Director's research featured in Grist

Sept. 22, 2021

Professor Max Boykoff's research was featured in the article "Good news: The media is getting the facts right on climate change", by Kate Yoder in Grist . The recent study "pointed to a handful of reasons for increasing accuracy, including more scientific certainty" in media communications about climate change.

Rae Lewark
ENVS graduate, Rae Lewark, dives deep for water conservation awareness

Sept. 22, 2021

Rae Lewark, a May graduate with a major in environmental studies and a dance minor, went to great lengths to create their honor’s thesis. Lewark combined her passions for environmental sustainability, self-expression, and the element of water to make a short film titled "The Life of Water. Becoming the Water Cycle", in which the path of the water cycle is depicted by Lewark dancing both in and under water.

Lee Frankel-Goldwater
New Grad Paper Publication - Social Responsibility and the World of Nature

Sept. 22, 2021

Students often choose to study environmental fields because of their relationship with nature. But how do you bring these experiences into the classroom? ENVS PhD candidate, Lee Frankel-Goldwater, recently published a new article in the journal Environmental Education , that highlights (and critically examines) much of my educational philosophy through...

Matthew Burgess
What should we do about slow growth?
ENVS Assistant professor, Mattew Burgess, will give a talk at the Benson Center on Sept 21, investigating concerns that are associated with predicted slow growth of economices in the future. "Economic growth in the 19th and 20th centuries was much faster than in the past, and coincided with the global...

Climate Cabaret
Climate Cabaret, Sept 24 - Oct 3, 2021

Sept. 22, 2021

Enacting climate is in the spotlight. CU Theatre & Dance partners with Climate Change Theatre Action 2021 in New York City to produce ten brief climate plays by authors from around the world interspersed with fun Cabaret-style musical numbers for eight performances from Sept 24-Oct 3. Humor, passion and imagination...

What a meatless future could mean for farmers

Aug. 5, 2021

This Vox article explores what the growth of the alternative-meat industry might mean for farmers, ranchers, and farm workers. The article is based partly on a recent research paper by ENVS Associate Professor Peter Newton and his colleague Dan Blaustein-Rejto at the Breakthrough Institute.

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Assistant Professor Karen Bailey appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission

July 7, 2021

Assistant Professor Karen Bailey has been appointed to Colorados Parks & Wildlife Commission by Governor Jared Polis serving a 4-year term from July 2, 2021 - July 1, 2025. The Parks and Wildlife Commission is responsible for perpetuating the wildlife resources of the state, providing a quality state parks system and providing enjoyable and sustainable outdoor recreation opportunities that educate and inspire current and future generations to serve as active stewards of Colorado natural resources.

Cassandra Brooks and Urooj Raja Win AESS Awards

June 18, 2021

Congratulations to ENVS Assistant Professor Cassandra Brooks who was awarded the AESS Early Career Award and recent Ph.D. graduate Urooj Raja who received the AESS Student Paper Award.

Angela Boag
Angela Boag, ENVS Ph.D. Alum, promoted to the position of Assistant Director for Climate, Forest Health and Energy

June 15, 2021

As an Assistant Director Angela will help position the Department as we implement the Governor’s and State’s priorities on climate change, protecting communities from wildfires, promoting forest health and restoration, and moving forward on protecting public health and the environment while managing our state’s oil and natural gas resources.”