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Environmental Studies Program


  • Hosted speakers with environmental themes annually.
  • Sent faculty and student delegates to environmental conferences.
  • Held Non-org regarding sustainability (Dr. Given Harper, 2007).
  • Conducted research and provided services for national and international organizations (Dr. Given Harper, Dr. Abigail Jahiel).
  • Created environmental studies major and minor.
  • Partnered with many study abroad programs centered around environmental studies.
  • Helped to create a Dumpster Dive program.
  • Helped organize a three day workshop for faculty, staff and administration in 2006 on “Integrating Environmental Sustainability into Education at IWU.”
  • Helped create the Green Task Force, which is now the GREENetwork.
  • Supervise students on research projects (click here for selected papers) for local sustainability efforts in preparation for future actions.

Continuing Initiatives

  • Incorporate sustainability within the curriculum.
  • Establish “Sustainability Mentor” program with area schools.


Last updated: January 20, 2009