Environmental and Social Sustainability Concentration
Senior plants trees in Nairobi's city center
Arnold Muthogi, a senior environmental studies major, returned home to Kenya last summer to complete an environmental sustainability practicum planting trees in impoverished communities near Nairobi’s city center.
EMU senior’s Soil Cycles business by cycle collects compost
Soil Cycles HVA – “Compost Collection on Two Wheels” – offers food scrap pick-up services to residential and business subscribers.
Restoration Ecology at Shenandoah National Park
Students in environmental science and sustainability study in Shenandoah National Park and other local parks and forests.
Earthkeepers is an EMU student group to encourage environmentally-friendly practices and exploring ideas around simplicity and sustainable lifestyles.
Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine names grad ‘Best Bike Mechanic’
Ben Wyse ‘99 sets up his mobile bicycle repair shop – Wyse Cycles – in front of Eastern Mennonite University’s Campus Center on most Wednesdays. He is also the Best Bike Mechanic of the Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine’s Best of the Blue Ridge Awards contest.
The environmental and social sustainability concentration focuses on the social, economic, and political aspects of environmental sustainability.
Challenging coursework in various social sciences prepares students to work on such issues as environmental advocacy, conservation and sustainable development, land use and degradation, environmental education and agricultural extension, climate change, waste management, and alternative energy.
This track combines traditional environmental science coursework with applied sociology courses that emphasize international and community development and conservation.
You’ll have hands-on opportunities to work in areas of personal interest like peace education, legislative and foreign policy advocacy, community organizing, restorative justice and mediation, social justice and peace advocacy, human rights and immigrants’ rights.