Environmental sustainability has become of paramount concern in the 21st century as society grapples with challenges such as increasing demand for energy and water, climate and land use change, and the knowledge that our planet has limited resources.

The programs in environmental science and environmental studies are designed to allow students to study these and other environmental issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Student learn environmental fundamentals across a number of departments on campus, then progress through more specialized courses in their chosen area of study. The program culminates in a capstone project or independent research.

In Practice

Ecological Sustainability

Sept 2016. As part of our ongoing efforts to address ecological sustainability, EVST students recently planted native perennials (Little Bluestem, Obedient Plant, Grey-Headed Coneflower, and Indian Grass) along the buffer area and drainage swale at LaFarm. The project was funded by a grant from the Lehigh Gap Nature Center's Landscaping for Communities and Wildlife program. Past ecology projects at LaFarm have included installation of a bee hive, bluebird boxes (a local Eagle scout project), plantings that attract pollinators, and protecting milkweed from mowing.


The Community Garden & Working Farm

The Community Garden & Working Farm is a site for teaching, research, outreach, growing healthy food, and building community. Our daily work and our long-term goals aim to build an understanding of the critical role of food and farming in environmental stewardship.

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