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...

Students in the classroom
Right Here, Right Now Climate Summit also supporting K-12 Teachers

Dec. 1, 2022

When the Right Here, Right Now Climate Summit kicks off, not only university educators will be attending. ENVS PhD alum, Patrick Chandler, now with CIRES Education and Outreach, is using the summit to build resources for K-12 teachers. Read more here.

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!

el Salto Dario
PhD student publishes opinion article on sacrifice zones

Nov. 9, 2022

First year ENVS PhD student, Naia Ormaza Zulueta , advised by Assistant Professor, Zia Mehrabi , just published an opinion article in a Spanish independent journal, el Salto Diario , about sacrifice zones. She debates the use of the term "Sacrifice Zones" and how the adjective sacrifice promotes a reductionist...

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...

COP 27
ENVS Chair and research professor among CU faculty attending COP 27 in Egypt

Nov. 1, 2022

As COP 27 gets underway on November 6th in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, two ENVS faculty will be heading to attend the meetings. ENVS Chair, Max Boykoff, is leading CU’s delegation to COP27 this year and Colleen Scanlan Lyons, associate research professor in ENVS and project director for the Governors’ Climate...

Scientists call for setting limits, possible moratorium on fishing in Antarctica’s Southern Ocean
ENVS Professor and PhD student publish piece in Science magazine calling to change fishing in the Southern Ocean

Oct. 26, 2022

As the annual meeting of the Antarctic governance body, CAMMLR, gets underway a perspective published in Science calls to stem fishing in the Southern Ocean. The perspective was led by ENVS Assistant Professor, Cassandra Brooks , and co-authored by ENVS PhD student Vasco Chavez-Molina as well as other scientists from...