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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 students are active members of these partner organizations.

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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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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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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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WashU 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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International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

The International Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (InCEES) at Washington University in St. Louis is an institutional hub for collaborative efforts and interdisciplinary initiatives. Founded in 2007, InCEES catalyzes university-wide and external collaborative research and educational activities in the areas of energy, environment and sustainability. The ultimate goal is to address a range of interconnected energy and environmental challenges that are critical to the well-being of society and the planet.

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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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The Living Learning Center at Tyson

The Living Learning Center at Tyson Research Center is designed to be a net zero energy and net zero wastewater facility.

Community Engagement

The Environmental Studies program engages with many St. Louis initiatives and organizations. Through community-engaged courses, a community internship program, faculty research, and collaborative events, we have found that some of our best work lies at the nexus of student learning, faculty expertise, and community impact.

Environmental Studies hosts a Community Engagement Coordinator as a resource to support faculty, staff, students, and community partners in collaborative, community-engaged environmental work. The CEC can help you:

  •  Think through how to structure a new or existing community-engaged course
  • Apply for funding to develop a course or project
  • Connect with partners on and off campus with complementary interests
  • Figure out if and how your organization can work with WashU Environmental Programs

To learn more, contact Griffin Knipp, Community Engagement Manager for Environmental Studies.



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