College of the Environment
College of the Environment

The most important challenge facing current and future generations of humans will be the quality of the environment and the allocation of dwindling natural resources among populations. In the face of severe challenges, we believe in the possibility of changing the trajectory of humans on the planet for the better. To that end, Wesleyan’s College of the Environment seeks to develop informed citizens who can discuss environmental issues from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, understand their connections to social or political issues, and derive well-formulated independent conclusions.

College of the Environment Events

VICTORIA MAMAS - Wednesday, April 30th at NOON - Downey House, Room 113

Short film screening and discussion with filmmaker Abby Horton, '11.

Victoria Mamas follows three women and their families living on the shores of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, capturing the women's quiet and momentous strength against their unforgiving environment. Please join us for this film screening and lunch.

To reserve a lunch, please email Valerie Marinelli, vmarinelli@wesleyan.edu by Monday, April 28th.

TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS & SUSTAINABILITY IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD? - Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 6:15PM - PAC 001

Dr. Chad Oliver is the Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University.

This talk explores the range of management approaches that can be applied to maintain natural and social systems and reduce human suffering over the long term. Nearly all approaches for managing "The Commons" assume that an inherent sustainable equilibrium is possible and attainable. Viewing natural and social systems as agent-based, indeterminant systems can lead to better common-pool resources management practices.

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Valerie Marinelli at 860-685-3733.

Think Tank 2013

Event Calendar

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast

Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast

Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring Faculty Dance: Threshold Sites - Feast

Cross Street Dance Studio, 160 Cross Street