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On Campus Collaborations

Faculty, staff, and students at Washington University in St. Louis work on solutions to sustainability challenges through a variety of departments, centers, and programs on campus and in the community.  Environmental Studies collaborates with partners across Wash U's campus.

Environmental Collaborations

Here are some of our closest collaborations across campus

Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability offers opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to get involved in sustainability initiatives. Explore their eight strategic plan focus areas to learn more about their progress, vision, and commitment to sustainable operations.

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Center for the Environment

The Center for the Environment is an interdisciplinary hub of environmental research that accelerates research across environmental solutions, biodiversity, environmental justice, and planetary health with earth systems and climate change as a cross-cutting driver. The Center fosters a diverse community of faculty, staff, researchers and students with shared interests in environment and sustainability. It's work amplifies transformative partnerships throughout Washington University and beyond. The Center a supports interdisciplinary and emerging educational initiatives and postdoctoral research.

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Tyson Research Center

Tyson Research Center provides opportunities for environmental research and education for students and faculty from Washington University and beyond. Their infrastructure and programs facilitate multi-scale research and teaching opportunities and collaboration across disciplines, institutions, and levels of academic training.

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Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic

The Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic (IEC) functions as a pro bono law practice handling environmental and community health cases.

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Living Earth Collaborative

The Living Earth Collaborative is a center for biodiversity that brings together three world-class organizations: Washington University, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the Saint Louis Zoo. The collaborative transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on Earth. Environmental Studies faculty and students play key roles in a variety of Living Earth Collaborative activities, and the program encourages students to consider working with the collaborative through internships and research opportunities.

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Cross Camps Programs and Collaborations

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WashU Climate Change Program

The Washington University Climate Change Program (WUCCP) aims to expand scientific research, education, and public understanding of climate change by connecting and informing a global network of institutions, scholars, practitioners, and citizens.

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Sam Fox Office for Socially Engaged Practice

The Office for Socially Engaged Practice is a hub and a resource for collaborative, engaged practices in art, architecture, and design.

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Convention on Climate Change Delegation

Each year, a group of graduate and undergraduate Washington University students attends the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Each delegate closely follows a topic at the conference by attending side events, sitting in on negotiations, and speaking to diplomats and other students from around the world.

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Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement

The Gephardt Institute works with students across all eight academic schools—at both the graduate and undergraduate levels—to ensure robust and high-quality civic engagement opportunities on campus and in St. Louis.

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RINGO Constituency

RINGOs are one of nine NGO constituencies recognized by the UNFCCC. The Washington University Delegation is member of the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization (RINGO) constituency, a group of organizations that aim to address the causes and consequences of global climate change by engaging in independent research and analysis.

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Environmental Studies Weekly Breakfast Gathering

Environmental Studies hosts a weekly gathering of faculty and staff, to build up relationships across the University, and hear about the research or programming that is relevant to Environmental work. We encourage faculty and staff at Wash U to attend.

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