Environmental and Social Sustainability Concentration
James Souder '13 wins scholarship at Yale
Souder is studying at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He received the 2017 Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability.
New microgrid to boost electric utility cost savings and energy resilience
With a new microgrid for campus, Eastern Mennonite University is increasing its energy resilience and enhancing its sustainability culture. The microgrid, set to come online during week of March 12-16, will use three new 500-kilowatt natural gas-fired generators to strengthen EMU’s ability to respond during periods of significant demand on the local grid.
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.